There are 6 ways to get from Folkestone to Ostend by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic
  3. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Oostende Ic

$81 - $189

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Carferry, drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Ostend

$39 - $58

4 alternative options

Train Eurostar, bus  •  5 h 9 min

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

$54 - $115

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7 h 51 min

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

$56 - $78

Train, bus FlixBus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Folkestone Central to London Charing Cross
  2. Take the bus from London to De Panne 080

$58 - $83

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1 h 28 min

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

$185 - $192

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Folkestone to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Folkestone, Shellons Street Car Park and arriving at Ostend via Dover Priory Railway Station, Folkestone/Dover and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 51 min.

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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 Oostende via Ashford(Kent) Int., Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Gent-Sint-Pieters. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Ostend is 77 miles.

The best way to get from Folkestone to Ostend without a car is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Folkestone to Ostend, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Ostend is 1 h ahead of Folkestone. It is currently 11:38 PM in Folkestone and 12:38 AM in Ostend.

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

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Map of how to get from Folkestone to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 77.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

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

You can take a train from Folkestone to Ostend via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Gent-Sint-Pieters in around 5 h 7 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 35 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Once 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 Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Oostende
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to De Panne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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