There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Ostend by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Ostende Ic

$63 - $90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Bruges Ouibus

$15 - $22

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Ostend 174.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Ostende

$84 - $273

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Ostend is to bus which costs 12€ - 19€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Ostend is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Ostend is 187 km. The road distance is 279.5 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Amsterdam to Ostend, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Ostende via Anvers-Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Ostend, Belgium?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Ostend via Antwerpen-Centraal and Anvers-Central in around 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Ostend every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Central to Ostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Ostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$20 - $29
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus

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