There are 5 ways to get from Canterbury to Ostend by train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, car or car train

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  •  4 h 57 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 / ...

$79 - $184

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Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 5 min

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

$41 - $61

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 6 min

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

$55 - $116

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ostend Ouibus

$55 - $80

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1 h 56 min

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

$233 - $249

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Ostend is to car ferry and drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Ostend is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £170 - £190 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Ostend via Folkestone/Dover and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Oostende via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Ostend is 80 miles.

The best way to get from Canterbury to Ostend without a car is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs £60 - £140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Canterbury to Ostend, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Ostend bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Folkestone/Dover station.

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

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Canterbury to Ostend bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Ostend station.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 80.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Ostend via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 4 h 57 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
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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
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
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$20 - $29
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
$172
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ferry operators

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Ostend is 1 h ahead of Canterbury. It is currently 4:58 PM in Canterbury and 5:58 PM in Ostend.

Canterbury 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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