There are 5 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  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Oostende Ic / ...

$70 - $168

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Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 11 min

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

$42 - $63

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 50 min

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

$47 - $99

Train, bus via Calais-Fréthun  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun Est
  2. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Ostend

$55 - $76

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1 h 47 min

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

$224 - $238

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Ashford to Ostend is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £170 - £190 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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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 Oostende via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 41 min.

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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 3 h 41 min and costs £50 - £130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min 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 1 h ahead of Ashford. It is currently 9:49 PM in Ashford and 10:49 PM in Ostend.

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

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There are 1674+ hotels available in Ostend. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ashford to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 89.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Ashford to Ostend via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3 h 41 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times 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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $95
Premier
$90 - $110
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$29 - $40
Premier
$45 - $60
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$64 - $67
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$20 - $29
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $46
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
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
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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