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There are 6 ways to get from London to Ostend by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende / Oostende Ic

$83 - $217

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Bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Bruges Ouibus

$15 - $22

4 alternative options

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 h 51 min

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

$198 - $212

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 11 min

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

$54 - $80

Fly from London Gatwick, train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Brussels (BRU) LGW - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende / Oostende

$226 - $561

Fly from London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende / Oostende

$107 - $263

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The cheapest way to get from London to Ostend is to bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Ostend is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £150 - £170 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Ostend. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Ostende / Oostende via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between London and Ostend is 134 miles.

The best way to get from London to Ostend without a car is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs £60 - £170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from London to Ostend, including transfers.

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London to Ostend train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Ostend is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs £60 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £17 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Ostend is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 10:59 PM in London and 11:59 PM in Ostend.

Map of how to get from London to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from London to Ostend via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters in around 3 h 53 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from London to Ostend 4 times a week. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende / Oostende
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
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

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 London to Bruges
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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

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Rwandair Express offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1659+ hotels available in Ostend. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs £12 - £27.

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