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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 - $104
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $104 (€86) • 2 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Travel 165 miles (266 km) by bus or train to Ostend from Paris. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Paris to Ostend.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Ostend, Belgium from Paris, France?

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:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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 1/16/22; 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.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Ostend, Belgium?

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 with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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

All travelers 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 1/17/22. 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.

How do I reach Ostend from Paris?

You can travel between Paris and Ostend 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Paris to Ostend is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Ostend:

A bus is generally $88 (€73) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $104 (€86) from Paris to Ostend.

What is the fastest way from Paris to Ostend?

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

Other travel options to Ostend can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Ostend by bus can take on average 4 h 25 min.

How far is it from Paris to Ostend?

You should expect to travel around 165 miles (266 km) between Paris and Ostend.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Paris to Ostend?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Ostend is:

  • 8 trains per day.

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

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

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

    Which travel operators can get me to Ostend from Paris?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Ostend, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Ostend. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Paris to Ostend tickets on Omio for $16 (€13).
    • Travel with Thalys to go to Ostend by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Thalys Paris to Ostend tickets on Omio for $104 (€86).

    Where else should I travel to after my journey between Paris and Ostend ends?

    Omio customers who travel from Paris to Ostend often also extend their vacation to go to Brussels, Bruges or Antwerp. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Ostend and these popular destinations at a great price.

    How early should I purchase Paris to Ostend tickets online to score the best deals?

    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:

    • Bus tickets cost on average $16 (€13) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $104 (€86) 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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