The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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4 h 12 m
4 h 13 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave London for Ostend every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||132 miles (213 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 55 min|
|Average train ticket price||£154 (€173)|
|Train frequency||3 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 3 direct trains a day|
Trains from London to Ostend cover the 132 miles (213 km) long route taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Eurostar. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £96, but the average price of train tickets is £154.
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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Ostend in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from London to Ostend, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).
With up to 10 trains running from London to Ostend per day, it’s easy to get to this culturally-rich Belgian city. Most days, trains depart from early in the morning right through to the early evening, offering passengers the flexibility to suit their schedule. What’s more, trains usually take no more than four and a half hours, with some journeys as quick as three and a half hours.
Trains on this route are provided by two companies. Eurostar operates the first stretch of the journey, arriving at Brussels-Midi Station. From there, the train to Ostend is provided by SNCB InterCity.
There are no direct trains to Ostend from London, so overall journey duration varies somewhat. The first leg of the route takes around two hours while the second half typically lasts just over one hour. Depending on the wait time between these two trains, the total journey time is usually between three and a half hours to four and a half hours.
There are around 5 to 10 trains on the London to Ostend route each day, with similar timetables on both weekdays and weekends. These trains are distributed evenly throughout the day, with the earliest train usually departing at around 6:00 a.m. and the last train after 7:30 p.m. Note that the first and last train times can vary from day to day.
Departure train station: When travelling from London to Ostend, passengers depart from London St. Pancras International Station. This station is situated in central London and easy to reach by tube or bus. Inside the station passengers will find a wide variety of food outlets and shops, ATMs, and a left luggage facility.
Arrival train station: Passengers from London arrive at Oostende Railway Station, which has luggage lockers and places to eat inside. This historic station is centrally located, just a short walk from the North Sea Aquarium, the Ostend Museum, and other top attractions. To get around the rest of the city, travellers can catch a bus from one of the many bus stops outside the station.
The Eurostar is a high-speed train company connecting the UK to continental Europe and beyond.
When planning trips to Eurostar destinations, consider checking back for offers on Eurostar tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from London to Ostend.
Travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Ostend, Belgium is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 23/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Ostend from London closer to your date of departure here.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Ostend to London is: Fully open
Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 24/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Ostend to London train here.
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