There are 3 ways to get from Antwerp to Ostend by train, bus or car

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  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Intercity

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Ouibus

$5 - $8

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. 74.1 miles

$15 - $23

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Ostend, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Antwerp to Ostend hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 47 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Antwerp to Ostend every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 1 h 45 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
+32 2 528 28 28
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Purchase a
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $35
Bus operators
Bus from Antwerp to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Antwerp and Ostend is 103 km. The road distance is 119 km.

The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Ostend is to bus which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 2 h 10 min.

The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Ostend is to drive which takes 1 h 9 min and costs 13€ - 20€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Antwerpen Centraal and arriving at Oostende. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

The train from Antwerpen Centraal to Oostende takes 1 h 47 min including transfers and departs hourly.