Oostende railway station

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8400 Oostende
Coordinates 51°13′44″N 2°55′33″E / 51.22889°N 2.92583°E / 51.22889; 2.92583Coordinates: 51°13′44″N 2°55′33″E / 51.22889°N 2.92583°E / 51.22889; 2.92583
Line(s) 50A, Kusttram
Platforms 6 NMBS
Tracks 11 NMBS
Other information
Opened 1838
Rebuilt 1913
Electrified 3Kv DC overhead on NMBS and 600v DC overhead on the Kusttram.
Owned by National Railway Company of Belgium

Oostende railway station (IATA: ZGJ) is located in Ostend in Flanders, Belgium. The first station in Ostend was opened in 1838 during the reign of Leopold I of Belgium on the former Belgian railway line 62 to Torhout and is now a supermarket. The NMBS station was opened in 1913 during the reign of Albert I of Belgium. The station is designed to connect trains and ferries and is built with Scottish Granite, Bluestone from Soignes and Limestone from Euville. It is constructed in a classical style of architecture inspired by the French architect from the 18th Century François Mansart and the Louis XVI of France style.


It is a major station on the NMBS network with very frequent InterCity trains serving Brugge railway station, Gent-Sint-Pieters, Brussels South and Eupen on Belgian railway line 50A. Connecting InterCity trains run to Kortrijk with some services extended to Gare de Lille Flandres. There are also a few Thalys trains to Paris Gare du Nord via Brussels South.

  • International high-speed service (Thalys) Oostende - Brussels - Paris
  • Intercity (A) Oostende - Brussels-South - Eupen
  • Intercity (G) Oostende - Antwerpen Centraal
  • Intercity (C) Oostende - Kortrijk - (Moeskroen - Lille-Flandres)
Preceding station   Thalys   Following station
Terminus Thalys
toward Paris-Nord
Preceding station   NMBS   Following station
Terminus IC A
toward Eupen
Terminus IC G
Terminus IC C


The station is a major station on the Kusttram which is the coastal tramway run by De Lijn.

Kusttram run by De Lijn.

There are extensive cycle racks at the station.

Former Ferries[edit]

Regie voor Maritiem Transport used to run services connecting into Dover Western Docks or connecting into trains to London Victoria or London Charing Cross stations, run by Southern Region of British Rail and finishing in 1994. There was also ferries to Folkestone Harbour also with boat trains to London Victoria or London Charing Cross stations.

Former Jetfoil in the Port of Ostend approaching the terminal.