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Train from Ghent to London St Pancras

Shopping in Ghent
Photo © Tourist Office Ghent


Route: Ghent to London via Brussels
Journey time: From 2 hours 32 minutes

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Brussels

Sample itinerary: The 0724 from Ghent will get you to Brussels in plenty of time for the 0859 or 0929 service to London St Pancras, getting you back to the UK before lunchtime.
Price: From £79 return
Leg 1:

Ghent to Brussels Midi

First train departs at 0454 (Mon-Fri), 0524 (Sat-Sun).
Last train departs at 2329 (everyday).

Frequency of service: 20 trains a day (19 trains on weekends).


Journey time: From 31 minutes
Transfer A quick same-station change of platform at Brussels Midi station to catch the onward connection.

Change of platform

Transfer time: Allow 20 mins
Book a hotel near Brussels Midi
Leg 2:

Brussels to London St Pancras

First train 0656 (Mon), 0756 (Tue-Sat), 0852 (Sun).
Last train 1952

Frequency of service: 14 trains on Monday, 12 Tues-Fri, 8 on Saturday, 7 on Sunday


Journey time: From 2 hr 07 mins

Welcome to London! St Pancras International now has lots of lovely shops, restaurants and gastro pubs... and free wifi throughout the station. If you're planning to stay in the capital, there are over 60 hotels within a one mile radius of St Pancras - see Hotels near St Pancras Train Station.

From St Pancras, there are mainline rail connections to Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, as well as First Capital Connect trains on the cross-London Thameslink route which continues north as far as Bedford or south to Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Across the street is Kings Cross station, which has rail connections to the north of England and Scotland, and it's a 15-minute walk (in the opposite direction, heading west) to Euston Station for connections to the West Midlands, the West Coast (including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester) and Glasgow (including the Scotrail sleeper service).

Getting around London: London St Pancras International is in the heart of London and is extremely well-connected by underground and bus services to the West End, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. There are now 5 buses powered by hydrogen fuel on the route RV1 between Covent Garden and Tower Gateway Station. Transport for London provides information on how to travel around the capital by all forms of public transport (including the boat services along the Thames), free local cycle guides and information on six walking routes, including the Capital Ring and the Thames Path.

Outside the station you can hire a bike from one the city’s many bike hire docking stations. They work on a self-service basis and are available 24 hours a day all year-round. Casual users just walk up and use a credit or debit card – just follow the simple on-screen instructions to collect a 5-digit release code that will unlock the bike. It costs from £1 an hour to £50 for 24 hours. The bike is free if returned within half an hour.

>> For tips on where to eat, sleep, shop & visit: 
Greentraveller's Guide to London

Book a hotel near St Pancras

Your route back from Ghent

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the train.