How to travel from Essen to Ostend

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Travel Information to Ostend from Essen

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$40 - $66
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $40 (€35) • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $66 (€57) • 4 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or SNCF (3)

Take a bus or train to travel 177 miles (285 km) from Essen to Ostend. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or SNCF (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Essen to Ostend.

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How to get from Essen to Ostend by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Essen to Ostend is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Deutsche Bahn

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Find the best route between Essen and Ostend with Omio's travel partners Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel to Ostend from Essen. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FAQs: Travel from Essen to Ostend

    FAQs: 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 Essen to Ostend.

    There are 2 travel options from Essen to Ostend: bus or train.

    The cheapest way to go to Ostend from Essen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $40 (€35).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Essen to Ostend:

    A bus is $25 (€22) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Essen to Ostend costing on average $66 (€57).

    The fastest way to get to Ostend from Essen is by train with an average travel time of 4 h 37 min.

    Other travel options to Ostend take longer:

    Bus takes 5 h 25 min on average.

    You should expect to travel around 177 miles (285 km) between Essen and Ostend.

    The average frequency per day from Essen to Ostend is:

    • 2 buses a day.
    • 8 trains a day.

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

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Essen to Ostend:

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

      • You can travel by bus from Essen to Ostend with FlixBus, and you can find FlixBus Essen to Ostend tickets for $40 (€35) on Omio.
      • You can go to Ostend from Essen by train with SNCF (3), Thalys, National Express or Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $66 (€57) with Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Ostend on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Essen to Ostend with the following travel companies:

      • 1 direct bus per day with FlixBus.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Ostend as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Essen and Ostend.

      Many of our customers traveling from Essen to Ostend don't make Ostend their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Ostend are Bruges, Brussels, London, Ghent or Antwerp, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Ostend to any of these top destinations today!

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