Duration 2h 57m
Distance 321.3 km
Average price 65€
Possible routes 3 found

Cologne to Ostend

Rome2rio has found 3 ways to get from Cologne to Ostend by train, bus and car. The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Ostend costs only 35€, and the quickest way takes just 2h 57m. We recommend taking the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and then taking the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Ostende / Oostende, which takes around 3h 43m.

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Train

  1. Koeln Hbf
    Ice / ...
  2. Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
    Ic / ...
  3. Ostend
3h 43m
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55€ - 143€
Alternative routes

Bus

  1. Köln
  2. Brussels, Brussels-North station
    264
  3. Ostend
6h 54m
46€ - 62€

Drive

  1. Cologne
    321 km
  2. Ostend
Fastest
2h 57m
Cheapest
35€ - 55€

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Cologne to Ostend? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Ostend is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Ostend is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Köln and arriving at Ostend via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Ostende / Oostende via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Cologne and Ostend is 283 km. The road distance is 321.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Ostend without a car is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs 55€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Cologne to Ostend, including transfers.

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Cologne to Ostend bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Köln station.

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Cologne to Ostend train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Ostend is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs 55€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 6h 54m.

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Cologne to Ostend bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ostend station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Ostend is 321 km. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Cologne to Ostend.

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There are 2121+ hotels available in Ostend. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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How to travel from Cologne to Ostend

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Ostend, Belgium

Ostend  is a Belgian coastal city and municipality, located in the province of West Flanders. It comprises the boroughs of Mariakerke, Raversijde, Stene and Zandvoorde, and the city of Ostend proper – the largest on the Belgian coast. - Wikipedia

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