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

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Train  •  3h 43m

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

$61 - $89

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Bus  •  4h 51m

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

$15 - $22

3 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  7h 29m

  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 42
  4. Take the bus from Brugge 'T Zand perron 7 to Oostende Station perron 11 52 / ...

$39 - $62

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Ostend 174.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  4h 46m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende / Oostende

$82 - $268

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Ostend is to bus which costs 13€ - 19€ and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Ostend is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ 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 43m.

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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 43m and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m 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 43m and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 19€ and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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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: 116.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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 / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3h 43m. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Ostend 4 times a week. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
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
$13 - $20
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende / Oostende
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
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 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Connexxion
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge 't Zand perron 10
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge 'T Zand perron 7 to Oostende Station perron 11
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
westerscheldeferry.nl

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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 1688+ hotels available in Ostend. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 5€ - 11€.

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