There are 7 ways to get from London to Ostend by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Oostende Ic / ...

$81 - $216

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Bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Bruges N815 / ...

$18 - $41

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Ostend Ouibus

$61 - $85

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

$200 - $214

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 London City to Antwerp, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Oostende

$86 - $319

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Oostende

$109 - $267

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Ostend is to bus which costs £13 - £35 and takes 6 h 56 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 bus from London to Ostend. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Ostend via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 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 Oostende via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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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 4 h and costs £60 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from London to Ostend, including transfers.

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London to Ostend bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from London Victoria station.

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Map of how to get from London to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

You can take a train from London to Ostend via Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 4 h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London to Ostend twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$20 - $29
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$20 - $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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Bruges
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Ostend
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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