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.

Recommended option

Train Eurostar, bus  •  4 h 7 min

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

$58 - $122

Cheapest option

Car ferry, drive  •  1 h 56 min

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

$39 - $58

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Ostende Ic / ...

$77 - $183

Bus and ferry, bus  •  5 h 51 min

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

$59 - $86

Train, bus FlixBus  •  9 h 50 min

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

$53 - $77

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1 h 28 min

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

$184 - $191

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Folkestone to Ostend is to car ferry and drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Folkestone to Ostend is to Eurotunnel and drive which costs £140 - £150 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Folkestone and Ostend is 77 miles.

It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Folkestone to Ostend, including transfers.

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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 via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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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, and Bruxelles-Midi in around 4 h 49 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $95
Premier
$90 - $110
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
$120 - $180
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Ostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$19 - $29
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
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
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
Ferry operators

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