If you want to travel from Basel to Ostend by train, you've come to the right place.
You can expect the journey from Basel to Ostend by train to take around 9 hours 3 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 6 hours 55 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 21 trains per day running on this route, which spans 328 miles (528 km). You’ll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Ostend.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Basel to Ostend start from €45.50 when you book in advance.
If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel to Ostend by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Basel and Ostend is 9 hours and 3 minutes, with around 21 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Ostend is 6 hours and 55 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Basel to Ostend can start from as little as €45.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Basel to Ostend. Travelling from Basel to Ostend by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Basel to Ostend leaves at 05:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Basel to Ostend leaves at 23:13. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Basel to Ostend cover a distance of around 328 miles (528 km) during the journey.