There are 6 ways to get from Canterbury to Ostend by train, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Oostende Intercity

$79 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Calais
  2. Take the bus from Calais to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Bruges

$18 - $27

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  6 h 1 min

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

$59 - $87

Bus, train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury to Calais
  2. Take the bus from Calais to Lille
  3. Take the train from Kortrijk to Oostende

$28 - $42

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1 h 56 min

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

$237 - $253

Car ferry, drive  •  2 h 5 min

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

$41 - $61

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Ostend is to bus which costs £13 - £21 and takes 7 h 2 min.

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

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The distance between Canterbury and Ostend is 129 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Canterbury to Ostend, including transfers.

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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 Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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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 Bruxelles-Midi in around 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Ostend via Calais, Lille, and Bruges in around 7 h 2 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$130 - $180
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from 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
Train from Kortrijk to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.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
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$175
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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
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 Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Canterbury to Calais
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Calais to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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