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

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Train via Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic
  2. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende / Oostende Ic

$30 - $36

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Airport to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 819

$15 - $22

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 58m

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

$27 - $30

Drive  •  1h 9m

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

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arriving at Ostende / Oostende. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 58m.

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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 2h 26m and costs 26€ - 32€.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend, including transfers.

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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 2h 26m and costs 26€ - 32€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 2h 35m.

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

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

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  • Distance: 71.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 26m

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

You can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend via Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters in around 2h 26m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Ostend 5 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
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 Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Ostende / Oostende
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$27 - $30
1st Class
$38 - $43
Bus operators
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 Brussels Airport to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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