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

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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Bus, bus and ferry  •  8 h 2 min

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

$62 - $86

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Bus, night bus  •  8 h 21 min

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

$28 - $36

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Train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Oostende to Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic
  2. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int. Est
  5. Take the train from Ashford International to Margate

$186 - $361

Bus, train  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from De Panne to London 080
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Margate

$68 - $108

Drive, carferry  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Ostend to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover

$42 - $62

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

$270 - $301

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ostend to Margate. However, there are services departing from Ostend and arriving at Margate, Cecil Street Council Offices via Lille, Dover, Eastern Docks (Ferry Port) and Canterbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ostend to Margate. However, there are services departing from Oostende and arriving at Margate via Gent-Sint-Pieters, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris Nord Eurostar and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 17 min.

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The distance between Ostend and Margate is 109 km.

The best way to get from Ostend to Margate without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 8 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Ostend to Margate, including transfers.

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Ostend to Margate bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Ostend station.

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Ostend to Margate train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Oostende station.

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Ostend to Margate bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Canterbury station.

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Margate is 1 h behind Ostend. It is currently 12:43 PM in Ostend and 11:43 AM in Margate.

Ostend to Margate train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Margate station.

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Map of how to get from Ostend to Margate.
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  • Distance: 67.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Ostend to Margate via Gent-Sint-Pieters, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, Ashford(Kent) Int., and Ashford International in around 8 h 17 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Oostende to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to Ashford(Kent) Int.
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
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 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Train from London Victoria to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
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
$172
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 Ostend to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Lille to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from De Panne to London
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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