There are 6 ways to get from Ostend to Margate by bus, train, bus and ferry, night bus, car, car train, taxi 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

Bus, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to Ashford International Station
  3. Take the train from Ashford International to Margate

$67 - $136

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the night bus from Lille to Canterbury Ouibus

$32 - $44

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Ostende to Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International
  3. Take the train from St Pancras International to Margate

$118 - $283

Bus, bus and ferry  •  7 h 52 min

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

$66 - $94

Drive, Eurotunnel, taxi  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Ostend to Calais
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  3. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Margate

$272 - $303

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 6 min

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

$42 - $62

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ostend to Margate is to bus and night bus which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ostend to Margate is to drive and Eurotunnel and taxi which costs 230€ - 260€ and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The distance between Ostend and Margate is 109 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Ostend to Margate, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Ostend to Margate. However, there are services departing from Ostende and arriving at Margate via Brussels - Midi and St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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

You can take a train from Ostend to Margate via Bruxelles-Midi, Brussels - Midi, London St. Pancras International, and St Pancras International in around 5 h 53 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Ashford International Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$40 - $95
Premier
$90 - $110
Train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to Margate
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Train from St Pancras International to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Ostende to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 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 Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Lille to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Folkestone/Dover
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Folkestone to Margate
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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