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There are 6 ways to get from Ashford to Ostend by train, bus, car train, car or car ferry

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

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Train via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende / Oostende Ic

$71 - $170

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Ashford to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Ostend

$42 - $63

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ostend Ouibus

$46 - $98

Train  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar Est / ...
  2. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Ostende / Oostende Ic

$63 - $124

Train, bus via Calais Ville  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est
  2. Take the bus from Calais to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
  3. Take the bus from Brugge Station perron 5 to Oostende Station perron 11 52 / ...

$50 - $72

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Ostend

$222 - $235

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The cheapest way to get from Ashford to Ostend is to drive and car ferry which costs £30 - £50 and takes 2h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Ashford to Ostend is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £170 - £190 and takes 1h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ashford to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Ashford(Kent) Int. and arriving at Ostende / Oostende via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Ashford and Ostend is 90 miles.

The best way to get from Ashford to Ostend without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs £50 - £140.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Ashford to Ostend, including transfers.

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Ashford to Ostend train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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Ostend is 1h ahead of Ashford. It is currently 5:11 PM in Ashford and 6:11 PM in Ostend.

Ashford 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 Ashford to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 89.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between Ashford, England and Ostend, Belgium?

You can take a train from Ashford to Ostend via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters in around 3h 13m.

Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $95
Premier
$90 - $110
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
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
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Ostende / Oostende
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.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 Lille to Ostend
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Calais to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge Station perron 5 to Oostende Station perron 11
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Ferry operators

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