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

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Train  •  3 h 40 min

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

$62 - $89

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Bus  •  4 h 52 min

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

$15 - $22

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Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Ostend 174.7 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
  3. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Oostende

$82 - $269

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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 Oostende via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 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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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Ostend without a car is to train which takes 3 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min 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 3 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam 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 Oostende station.

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

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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  • Distance: 116.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Ostend via Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Ostend 4 times a week. 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 13 min
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
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$31 - $34
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Oostende
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
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
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus

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There are 1680+ hotels available in Ostend. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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