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Take the train from Basel to Ostend in 6 hours 55 minutes

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!

Basel to Ostend by train

It takes an average of 9h 3m to travel from Basel to Ostend by train, over a distance of around 328 miles (528 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Basel to Ostend and tickets for this journey start from €45.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 55m
PriceFrom €45.50
Distance328 miles (528 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
First train05:06
Last train23:13
Departure stationBasel
Arrival stationOstend
Changes2 changes

Basel to Ostend train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel to Ostend for martedì 1º febbraio 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:51 17:02 7h 11m, 4 changes
10:13 18:02 7h 49m, 3 changes
10:13 18:06 7h 53m, 2 changes
10:21 19:02 8h 41m, 4 changes
11:34 19:02 7h 28m, 3 changes
12:21 19:16 6h 55m, 2 changes
13:21 21:02 7h 41m, 4 changes
13:34 21:02 7h 28m, 3 changes
13:34 21:16 7h 42m, 2 changes
14:13 22:16 8h 3m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Ostend

The price of train tickets from Basel to Ostend starts at €45.50 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Basel to Ostend? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Basel to Ostend take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Basel and Ostend by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Ostend is 6 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel to Ostend cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Basel to Ostend?

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.

What time does the first train from Basel to Ostend leave?

The first train from Basel to Ostend leaves at 05:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel to Ostend leave?

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.

What's the distance between Basel and Ostend by train?

Trains travelling from Basel to Ostend cover a distance of around 328 miles (528 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ostend to Basel.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel to Ostend for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/01/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/05/2021 for travel on 10/05/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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