Day trips in Belgium
November 15, 2011 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Belgian MeFites! Or MeFites who have been to Belgium! A question about trains.

As a follow up to this question, can anyone tell me how long it typically takes to get from Ghent to Oudenaarde by train? How about Ghent to Bruges or Antwerp?
posted by TheWhiteSkull to Travel & Transportation around Belgium (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Ghent to Bruges is about a half hour.
posted by dhammond at 12:51 PM on November 15, 2011

Best answer: And Ghent-Oudenaarde is half an hour on the fast direct train, just over an hour on slow trains with a change. Here's the English-language timetables and route planner.
posted by holgate at 1:06 PM on November 15, 2011

holgate gave a wonderful answer already, but I wanted to add that I was always tickled by how the trains magically switch from French to Flemish/Dutch as you ride north, and vice versa in the other direction. The same conductor's voice comes over the speaker, the same LED sign, but a different language.
posted by Wretch729 at 1:18 PM on November 15, 2011

I did Gent - Antwerp last month - it took 50 minutes (and the waffles in Antwerp Station were delicious).
posted by moonmilk at 1:55 PM on November 15, 2011

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