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Trains from London to Ghent

Take the train to Ghent

Trains to Ghent leave from St Pancras International. You’ll travel to Brussels with Eurostar and change to a local train to continue your journey.

Passport and luggage checks are done in London, so arrive at the station up to 30 minutes before your train is due to leave. Once through security you can walk straight on board to your allocated seat.

What’s on board?

On your Eurostar train you’ll find plenty of luggage space at the entrance to each carriage and racks above your seat for smaller bags. Seats are spacious with foot rests, good leg room and fold-down tables.

Food and drinks are available in Café Metropole, our bar buffet, while Standard Premier passengers will be served a complimentary meal at their seat.

Connecting at Brussels-Midi/Zuid

Your Any Belgian Station ticket covers your Eurostar journey to Brussels, plus the local train to Ghent.

At Brussels-Midi/Zuid, take the exit at the end of the platform down to the main station. The next trains to Ghent will be shown on the departure board.

No booking is required – just keep your Eurostar ticket, get on board and find yourself a seat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar train journey from London to Ghent?

Typically, the train journey from London to Ghent takes 2hrs 49mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time. 

Are there additional fees when travelling with the Eurostar to Brussels?

Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance.

How far in advance can you book your Eurostar train ticket?

Eurostar tickets from London to Ghent can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.

Can you take liquids on the Eurostar train to Brussels? 

You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!

Can you take your own food on the Eurostar train to Brussels?

There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.

How early should you arrive for the Eurostar?

You should get to St Pancras International 30 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.

How fast does the Eurostar go?

Between London and Ghent, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).

Where does the Eurostar leave from in the UK?

In addition to our trains from London to Ghent, we also offer tickets to Ghent from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, as well as tickets from cities in the UK that require a change in London. 

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar when travelling to Brussels?

Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here

Can you take dogs on the Eurostar when travelling to Brussels?

Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.

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