There are 4 ways to get from Hook of Holland to Ostend by train, bus, ferry or car

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  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Oostende Intercity

$51 - $88

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Bruges

$23 - $34

2 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Schiedam Centrum to Vlissingen
  2. Take the ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven Wsf
  3. Take the bus from Breskens, Veerhaven to Brugge, 't Zand 42
  4. Take the bus from Brugge 'T Zand perron 7 to Oostende Station perron 11 52 / ...

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Hook of Holland to Ostend 142.5 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Hook of Holland, Netherlands and Ostend, Belgium?

You can take a train from Hook of Holland to Ostend via Rotterdam Centraal and Antwerpen Centraal in around 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hook of Holland to Ostend via Schiedam, Station Schiedam Centrum Buffer, Schiedam, Station Schiedam Centrum, Rotterdam, Rotterdam Centraal Uitstaphalte, Rotterdam, Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, Lille, Bruges, and Brugge in around 5 h 59 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen Centraal to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$22 - $35
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiedam Centrum to Vlissingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Connexxion
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge 't Zand perron 10
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge 'T Zand perron 7 to Oostende Station perron 11
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Ferry operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

Want to know more about travelling around Belgium

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Hook of Holland to Ostend?

The distance between Hook of Holland and Ostend is 119 km. The road distance is 228 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Hook of Holland to Ostend?

The cheapest way to get from Hook of Holland to Ostend is to bus which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 5 h 59 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Hook of Holland to Ostend?

The quickest way to get from Hook of Holland to Ostend is to drive which takes 2 h 21 min and costs 28€ - 45€.

Is there a direct train between Hook of Holland and Ostend?

No, there is no direct train from Hook of Holland to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Hoek van Holland Haven and arriving at Oostende via Rotterdam Centraal and Antwerpen Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

How long does it take to get from Hook of Holland to Ostend?

It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Hook of Holland to Ostend, including transfers.