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There are 5 ways to get from Ostend to Retie by train, bus 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  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Ostende / Oostende to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem Ic
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Mol Ic / ...

€19 - €30

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Ostende / Oostende to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic
  2. Take the bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Station perron 6 410 / ...

€15 - €24

3 alternative options

Train via Turnhout  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Ostende / Oostende to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Turnhout Ic

€20 - €31

Bus, line 410 bus  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Antwerp 819
  2. Take the line 410 bus from Borgerhout De Roma to Turnhout Station perron 6 410 / ...

€18 - €27

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Ostend to Retie 171.1 km

€18 - €27

Ostend to Retie by train and bus

The journey time between Ostend and Retie is around 3h 56m and covers a distance of around 188 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 18m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and De Lijn, the Ostend to Retie service departs from Ostende / Oostende and arrives in Retie Markt. Typically 106 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 56m
Fastest journey time:
3h 18m
Journey distance:
188 km
Services per week:
106
Cheapest price:
€19
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:10
Last service departs at:
22:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ostend to Retie train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Ostend → Retie
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Retie is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Retie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Retie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ostend to Retie is to train and bus which costs €14 - €24 and takes 4h 3m.

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The fastest way to get from Ostend to Retie is to drive. Taking this option will cost €18 - €27 and takes 1h 38m.

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The distance between Ostend and Retie is 150 km. The road distance is 171.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ostend to Retie without a car is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs €19 - €35.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m to get from Ostend to Retie, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Ostend to Retie is to train which takes 3h 28m and costs €19 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus and line 410 bus, which costs €17 - €28 and takes 6h 36m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ostend to Retie is 171 km. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Ostend to Retie.

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Map of how to get from Ostend to Retie.
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  • Distance: 150.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 28m

What companies run services between Ostend, Belgium and Retie, Belgium?

You can take a train from Ostend to Retie via Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem, Mol, and Mol Station perron 4 in around 3h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ostend to Retie via Bruges / Brugge, Bruges, Antwerp, Berchem Station perron 23, Borgerhout De Roma, Turnhout Station perron 6, and Turnhout Station perron 2 in around 6h 36m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Ostende / Oostende to Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €18
1st Class
€19 - €27
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Mol
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Ostende / Oostende to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €18
1st Class
€19 - €28
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Turnhout
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Station perron 6
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Bus from Borgerhout De Roma to Turnhout Station perron 6
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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