How to get from Paris to Ostend

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from Paris to Ostend

You can get from Paris to Ostend by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Ostend on 28 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25Paris Gare du Nord2h49 11:14Ostende
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08:25Paris Gare du Nord2h49 11:14Ostende
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08:55Paris Gare du Nord3h19 12:14Ostende
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12:25Paris Gare du Nord2h49 15:14Ostende
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Travel Information to Ostend from Paris

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £75
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £75 • 2 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Take a coach or train to travel 165 miles (266 km) from Paris to Ostend. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Ostend.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Ostend

Travel to Ostend easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Ostend.

Travel from Paris, France to Ostend, Belgium is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Ostend from Paris restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Ostend, Belgium from Paris?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Ostend, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 26/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Ostend from Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Paris, France from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Belgium?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Belgium?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 26/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Paris from Ostend.

There are 2 travel options from Paris to Ostend: coach or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Ostend, which costs on average £11.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Ostend:

A coach is about £64 less than a train, which costs on average £75 for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Ostend from Paris is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 49 min.

There are alternative travel options to Ostend that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 25 min   on average.

The distance from Paris to Ostend is approximately 165 miles (266 km).

The average frequency per day from Paris to Ostend is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Paris to Ostend as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Paris to Ostend:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Ostend:

    • You can take a coach from Paris to Ostend with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £11 with Flixbus from Paris to Ostend.
    • You can take a train from Paris to Ostend with Thalys. Cheap tickets can be found for £75 with Thalys from Paris to Ostend.
    Your journey from Paris to Ostend doesn't have to end in Ostend. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Bruges or Antwerp. If you’d like to add Brussels, Bruges or Antwerp to your Paris to Ostend trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Ostend today!

    When planning your trip from Paris to Ostend, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Coach tickets are costing £11 one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost on average £75 one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets to Ostend from Paris online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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