Ghent to Basel by train

  • First train
    05:37
  • Last train
    19:23
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 16m
  • Distance
    479 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    22
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 27m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Ghent to Basel by train

Fast trains from Ghent to Basel take around 6 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 479 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ghent and Basel.

1. Are there direct trains from Ghent to Basel?

Journeys between Ghent and Basel usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Ghent to Basel every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 29 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Ghent to Basel?

The Ghent to Basel train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Ghent to Basel train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Ghent around 05:37 and the last train is around 22:23. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ghent around 05:39, and the last at 19:23.

When to book Ghent to Basel train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Ghent to Basel by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ghent and Basel?

More than one train company operates on the route from Ghent to Basel, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • TGV
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

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