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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Ostend by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Brussels  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Ostende Ic / ...

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Bus  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bruges 757 / ...

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Train  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Courtrai to Ostende Ic

Drive  •  2h 56m

  1. Drive from Paris to Ostend 306 km

Fly, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
  3. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende

Paris to Ostend by train

214 Weekly Trains
2h 54m Average Duration
€37 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Ostend is to bus which costs €27 - €40 and takes 6h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Ostend is to train via Brussels which takes 2h 54m and costs €35 - €170.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Oostende Gouwelozestraat via Brugge Station perron C7. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Ostend. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Ostende via Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 54m.

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The distance between Paris and Ostend is 423 km. The road distance is 306 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Ostend without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 2h 54m and costs €35 - €170.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Paris to Ostend, including transfers.

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Paris to Ostend bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Ostend train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Ostend is to train via Brussels which takes 2h 54m and costs €35 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €40 and takes 6h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Ostend.
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  • Distance: 422.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 54m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Ostend, Belgium?

You can take a train from Magenta to Ostend via Bruxelles-Midi in around 2h 54m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bruges 3 times a day. Tickets cost €24 - €35 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €900
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €150
Website
https://www.thalys.com/fr/en
Standard
€70 - €110
Comfort
€85 - €120
Premium
€110 - €150
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 70 79 79 79
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
https://www.belgiantrain.be/en
2nd Class
€26 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Ostende
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
https://www.belgiantrain.be/en
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€17 - €26
Train from Courtrai to Ostende
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
https://www.belgiantrain.be/en
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €17
Website
https://www.belgiantrain.be/en
2nd Class
€15 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Ostende
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
https://www.belgiantrain.be/en
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €17
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€60 - €80
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€55 - €85
Bus operators
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).

Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Paris to Ostend bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Ostend is 306 km. It takes approximately 2h 56m to drive from Paris to Ostend.

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