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Trains constantly run from Oostende, very clean and inexpensive. Brugge is only 14 minutes away and Brussels about 1 hour, when staying in Oostende I actually went to Brugge twice in the same day and was back in Oostende for 6pm in the evening !
Trains and Trams
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.
To and from the rest of Europe
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.
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.
A ride along the coast
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...
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...
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...
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.
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