There are 4 ways to get from Folkestone to Ostend by train, bus, tram, 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.

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Train  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Ashford International Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Ostende / Oostende Ic / ...

104€ - 377€

Cheapest option

Bus, line 0 tram  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Dover to De Panne
  2. Take the line 0 tram from De Panne Kerk to Oostende Station tramperron 3 0

17€ - 20€

2 alternative options

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1h 32m

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

165€ - 171€

Car ferry, drive  •  2h 55m

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

36€ - 51€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Ostend is to bus and line 0 tram which costs £14 - £18 and takes 5h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Ostend is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £140 - £150 and takes 1h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Folkestone to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Folkestone Central and arriving at Ostende / Oostende via Ashford International Eurostar and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 49m.

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The distance between Folkestone and Ostend is 124 km.

The best way to get from Folkestone to Ostend without a car is to train which takes 4h 49m and costs £85 - £330.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Folkestone to Ostend, including transfers.

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Folkestone to Ostend train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford International Eurostar station.

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Ostend is 1h ahead of Folkestone. It is currently 10:48 PM in Folkestone and 11:48 PM in Ostend.

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

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There are 2066+ hotels available in Ostend. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 123.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 49m

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

You can take a train from Folkestone to Ostend via Ashford International, Ashford International Eurostar, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 4h 49m.

Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford International Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Ostende / Oostende
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Tram from De Panne Kerk to Oostende Station tramperron 3
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€
Website
De Lijn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Dover to De Panne
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Ferry operators

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