Brussels to Ghent by Train

Old Feb 28th, 2020, 12:15 PM
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Brussels to Ghent by Train

Ghent has two train stations.

St Pieters which is further from the center and Dampoort which is closer but requires a bit of a tight change and thus takes longer..

Which ends up being more convenient for a day trip?
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Old Feb 28th, 2020, 01:03 PM
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What is your determining factor; distance, time, energy, etc?
From St Pieters station, there are frequent tram services (which are usually easier to figure out for the tourists than buses) from the station to the tourist center. Despite being further, I think you get to the center faster and with less walking from St Pieters.
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Old Feb 28th, 2020, 05:32 PM
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One is 2600 meters, the other is 1800 meters from the tourist center;
35 or 25 minutes walking time, which you don't have to do in one shot.
You are allowed to stop for coffee.
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Old Feb 29th, 2020, 10:49 AM
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If we were to walk, which is a nicer or more interesting walk?
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I have only walked to and from St.Pieters station. It was nothing special.
Looking at the other station on Street View the walk would be equally bland.

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If we were to walk, which is a nicer or more interesting walk?
Neither. I'd take the tram.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2020, 03:36 AM
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Tram it is from St Pieters.

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