There are 4 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend by train, bus or car

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Train via Gent-Sint-Pieters  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic
  2. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Oostende Ic

$30 - $37

Cheapest option

Line 272 bus, bus  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 272 bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A to Brussel Noord Perron 5 272 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Ostend N84

$10 - $16

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Oostende Ic

$27 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend 75.8 miles

$15 - $23

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A and arriving at Ostend via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arriving at Oostende. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Ostend is 114 km. The road distance is 121.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend without a car is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brussels Airport - Zaventem station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 272 bus and bus, which costs and takes 4 h 26 min.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ostend station.

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 71.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Ostend, Belgium?

You can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend via Gent-Sint-Pieters in around 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend via Brussel Noord Perron 5 and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 4 h 26 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
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
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Oostende
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$27 - $30
1st Class
$39 - $43
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A to Brussel Noord Perron 5
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Ostend
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend is 121 km. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend.

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