London to Belgium
by Bus

Ghent, photo (c) Donna Dailey, pinned from

Ghent. Photo (c) Donna Dailey

New services from Megabus mean that it is now easier than ever to travel from London to Belgium by bus. New coach services link London with Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels, and morning departures make it possible to be in those cities by mid to late afternoon. 

Frequency of London to Belgium Bus Services
The services to Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp from London operate twice daily, in both directions. Buses leave from London’s Victoria Coach Station.


Belgian Chocolate-Making

'Every day I eat chocolate!' says Hendrik Mesuere in the chocolate shop and workshop that he shares with his wife Mia Ackaert in Ghent.

In Flanders Fields

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Antwerp, photo (c) Donna Dailey, pinned from

Antwerp. Photo (c) Donna Dailey

London to Ghent and Brussels
The bus service to Ghent and Brussels goes on to its final destination of Cologne. A 9am departure arrives in Ghent at 3.25pm and Brussels at 4.30pm. A 9.30pm departure travels overnight to reach Ghent at 5.15am and Brussels at 6.10am. 

One return journey leaves Brussels at 2.15pm and Ghent at 3.20pm, arriving in London at 8pm. A second daily return journey leaves Brussels at 0.30am and Ghent at 1.35am to reach London at 7.30am.

London to Ghent and Antwerp
A second service stops at Lille before travelling on to Ghent and Antwerp, and then going on to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The first of the two daily departures leaves London at 10.30am, reaches Ghent at 5.15pm and Antwerp at 6.05pm. The second service leaves London at 9.30pm, reaches Ghent by 5.35am and Antwerp by 6.25am.

One return journey leaves Antwerp at 11.45am, Ghent at 12.40pm and arrives in London at 6pm. The second daily service leaves Antwerp at five minutes past midnight, leaves Ghent at 1am and arrives in London at 7.30am.

London to Brussels
Megabus introduced its London to Brussels service in April 2012, when the company extended its UK network to take in Boulogne, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Megabus Coaches
Megabus has introduced ten new left-hand drive coaches to expand their European routes, and all come equipped with air-conditioning, wifi, and a toilet on board.

Booking Services from London to Belgium by Bus
The new services are in effect from 21st October 2013 with tickets bookable on the Megabus website. Fares vary but there are some special offers available for £1, with all Megabus online bookings subject to a 50p booking fee.

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