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There are 3 ways to get from Dunkirk to Ostend by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 1753

$13 - $19

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Train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Dunkerque to Gare de Lille Flandres Dunkerque - Lille Flandres / ...
  2. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Ostende / Oostende Ic

$40 - $58

Drive  •  37m

  1. Drive from Dunkirk to Ostend 34.7 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Dunkirk to Ostend is to drive which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Dunkirk to Ostend is to drive which costs 6€ - 10€ and takes 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dunkirk to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Gare de Dunkerque and arriving at Ostende / Oostende via Gare de Lille Flandres and Courtrai / Kortrijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 21m.

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The distance between Dunkirk and Ostend is 43 km. The road distance is 55.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dunkirk to Ostend without a car is to bus which takes 1h 45m and costs 11€ - 17€.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Dunkirk to Ostend, including transfers.

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Dunkirk to Ostend train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Dunkerque station.

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The best way to get from Dunkirk to Ostend is to bus which takes 1h 45m and costs 11€ - 17€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 4h 21m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dunkirk to Ostend is 56 km. It takes approximately 37m to drive from Dunkirk to Ostend.

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Map of how to get from Dunkirk to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 27.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Dunkirk, France and Ostend, Belgium?

FlixBus operates a bus from Dunkirk to Ostend twice daily. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dunkirk to Ostend via Gare de Lille Flandres and Courtrai / Kortrijk in around 4h 21m.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Dunkerque to Gare de Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Ostende / Oostende
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgiantrain.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
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 Dunkerque, Dunkerque Belle Vue to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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