Train / Tram, Oostende
Tram in Ostend is the main city transport because it is used both by locals to go around the town as well as by those who want to visit other neighbor towns along the route. It is much cheaper to buy tickets in advance at the stations. Usually it is cheaper to buy a train pass. It costs 9 EUR and is worth 10 trips within the same zone. The same ticket bought inside of a tram would be 2 Eur for a single trip. Summer schedule of a tram is different from that one winter. In summer interval between trams is just 10 minutes. If the weather is not good for walking around just take a trip by a train and enjoy picturesque views of a countryside in Belgium!
So when i was 10 years old, my parents and I went to Europe. Our French was rudimentary, Flemish nonexistent, and we were trying to do the whole off the beaten track thing. So, we start our day in Bruges and our goal is to get to Canturbury. We ride the train to Oostende with no idea exept it is in the general direction of the UK. We board the amazing ligt rail and take it past these Flemish Beach resorts (it was very foggy, and not many travelers) to its very end. We have dinner at this cafe where they have likely never seen an American traveler and wait for a bus. We ride it to Dunquerque, where we stay in some sort of run down buisness hotel. We wake up early and board a train to Calais, where we WALK THE WHOLE WAY TO THE FERREY TERMINAL ACROSS THIS INDUSTRIAL WAISTLAND WITH ALL OUR BAGGAGE. W ride a ferrey to dover, where we wqlk downtown and collapse in a cafe in exaustion (its raining at this point). We meet the most amazing young women, who find us an incredible historic hotel in the walls of the cathedral. The sun came out so we explored dover castle before boarding our bus to Canterbury. We see lots of the town and its historic areas. The next morning, we ride a train from Canterbury west to Faversham, and from Faversham to Stratford International, where our next bed and breakfast awaits us. ABSOLUTELY INSANE, ABSOLUTELY EXAUSTING, AND ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.
Trains run hourly to and from Oostende station, right at the head of the Visserskaai, to Brussels, Antwerp and Kortrijk. There are occasional trains to Lille. The Brussels trains extend alternatively to and from Cologne and Eupen.
Getting to Oostende is a snap. From England, you can take a boat, but chances are more likely that you'll be hopping a train. Oostende is the western terminus to the major line that runs from Brussels through Gent and Brugge. As a result, trains run all the time, allowing Belgians from all over the country the ability to spend a summer afternoon in Oostende and still make it home for bedtime.
Around the corner from the massive train station is a tram station -- a light rail line runs from Oostende up and down the coast between the Dutch and French borders. This makes Oostende a perfect stop on the way to smaller resorts, such as De Haan.
Oostende has excellent train connections.From here you can easy go to places like Bruges,Antwerp,Brussels or even with the high speed train (Thalys) to Paris.
The kusttram takes you everywhere,with the kusttram you can see the whole 66km coastline.The easiest way to travel.
There are regular tram (direction De Panne or Knokke-Heist) and bus services from Oostende. The tram runs all along the Begian coast (about 65 km.).
For a nice little trip, there is also a miniature train that takes you to the many sights worth to visit in Ostend.
LOCATION : Zeeheldenplein.
One of the entrance gates to Oostende is the railway station. This building in eclectic style with Baroque elements was constructed in 1910-1913.
HOW TO REACH OSTEND? By Train,when you take the train to Ostend,you only have to stay in your seat until the train reached the terminal.
By train, where these ladies will be waiting for you. There are direct connection from f.e. Brussels and Antwerp and you are only 5 min. away from the beach.
HOW TO REACH OSTEND?
By Train,when you take the train to Ostend,you only have to stay in your seat until the train reached the terminal.