There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Ostend by train, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 42m

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

69€ - 125€

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Bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bruges 819

23€ - 33€

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Train, ferry, bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Vlissingen
  2. Take the ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven Wsf
  3. Take the bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge 't Zand perron 10 42
  4. Take the bus from Brugge 'T Zand perron 7 to Oostende Station perron 11 52 / ...

32€ - 60€

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Ostend 279.5 km

35€ - 60€

Fly, train  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Ostende / Oostende

98€ - 278€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Ostend is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Ostend is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 2h 43m.

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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 / Oostende via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Ostend without a car is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs 65€ - 130€.

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

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Amsterdam to Ostend train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Ostend is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs 65€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Amsterdam to Ostend train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Ostende / Oostende station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 186.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Ostend via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Ostend via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Bruges, and Bruges / Brugge in around 5h 36m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Ostende / Oostende
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
18€ - 27€
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Ostende / Oostende
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Vlissingen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk to Brussels Noord Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
CityBusExpress
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge 't Zand perron 10
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Website
De Lijn
Bus from Brugge 'T Zand perron 7 to Oostende Station perron 11
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Website
De Lijn
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Phone
+31 (0)850401800
Email
klantenservice@westerscheldeferry.nl
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€
Website
Westerschelde Ferry

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Ostend is 280 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Amsterdam to Ostend.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 2329+ hotels available in Ostend. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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