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from Paris to Ostend

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Travel Information between Paris and Ostend

distanceDistance165 miles (266 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $66
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $66 (€53) • 2 h 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Take a bus or train to travel 165 miles (266 km) to Ostend from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 52 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Paris to Ostend.

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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.
What are the international travel restrictions for Belgium due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Paris and Ostend?

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

Can I enter Belgium if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Ostend if traveling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What measures do I need to follow in Ostend, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/26/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Paris and Ostend.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to France from Ostend, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return to Paris, France from Belgium is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Paris from Ostend restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Paris, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 9/26/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Paris from Ostend closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Ostend from Paris?

There are 2 ways to get from Paris to Ostend: bus or train.

How do I get from Paris to Ostend the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Ostend is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $16 (€13) compared to other travel options to Ostend:

Taking a bus is about $50 (€40) less than taking a train, which costs on average $66 (€53) for this journey.

What is the quickest way to get from Paris to Ostend?

The fastest way to get to Ostend from Paris is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 52 min.

Other travel options to Ostend can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 25 min.

How many miles from Paris to Ostend would I travel?

Ostend is approximately 165 miles (266 km) away from Paris.

How many services a day are there to Ostend from Paris?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Ostend is:

  • 8 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Paris to Ostend, where do I depart from Paris and where do I arrive in Ostend?

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

    Which travel companies can get me 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 bus from Paris to Ostend with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $16 (€13) with Flixbus from Paris to Ostend.
    • You can travel by train to Ostend from Paris with Thalys, and you can find Thalys Paris to Ostend tickets for $66 (€53) on Omio.
    What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Paris to Ostend?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from Paris to Ostend often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Bruges or Antwerp. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Paris and Ostend itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Ostend and any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I book my Paris to Ostend one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

    • Bus tickets are costing on average $16 (€13) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $66 (€53) one way.

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

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