How do I get to Ostend Airport?
This article gives an overview of the various possibilities to go to Ostend-Bruges International Airport. Ostend Airport is located just outside the city on the seaside resort of Raversijde. Ostend Airport is Belgium’s fourth largest airport and in 2014 more than 250,000 passengers were transported.
You can easily get to Ostend Airport by train. From the Stations of Bruges, Kortrijk, Ghent, Antwerp Central, Brussels South, Central, North, Leuven and Liège there is a direct train connection from the NMBS . You can cross the country in 2h19 from Liège to Ostend if you have to take the plane there. In addition, there are other connections with a transfer in Bruges, Ghent or Brussels. On these main lines you usually have a train to Ostend every half hour, possibly with a transfer.
Once arrived at Ostend station there are two options to get to De Lijn from the airport. You can catch the bus or go with the coast tram. If you want to go by bus you have to take bus 6 to Raversijde via airport. Wait for this on platform 3. Approximately every 10 minutes there is a bus to the airport. This bus stops in front of the airport building after a journey of about 15 minutes. Besides the bus you can also go with the coast tram. The tram leaves right at the station and at the Raversijde or Ravelingen stop you have to get off again. From these stops it is just over 1km walking or about 10 minutes.
You can also go to the airport of Ostend very easily by car. Drive in the direction of Ostend by car via the motorway E40 If you come from the region of Kortrijk, Antwerp or Hasselt then you will also have to ride a bit of E403, E17 or E314. Once past Bruges you come to the junction in Jabbeke between the E40 direction Veurne, Nieuwpoort and Calais and the A10 direction Oostende. The best option here is to follow the E40. At exit 5 Gistel you follow the N33 in the direction of Ostend. Follow the road for 6 km until the roundabout and take the 3rd exit there. You will then see the airport on your left side at the next traffic lights. You then have to turn left.
Beware of crowds on the E40 and other highways during rush hours and on weekends in good weather. Slow traffic can upset the time schedule. Therefore make use of route planners to clearly define your route and build a certain time margin. Examples of route planners are ViaMichelin , Mappy or simply via Google Maps . A useful feature of the website Via Michelin is that the total cost of the journey is also indicated, including the toll and fuel. Alternatively, you can also use a GPS to avoid traffic jams via local roads.
Once there are two car parks at the airport. Parking 1 Front, which can accommodate 260 cars and Parking 2, which has 500 parking spaces. Parking 1 Front is meant for short term and Parking 2 for long term. However, the rates are not very diverse so you can park perfectly on Parking 1 for a longer period of time. If you park for a few hours, Parking 1 is only half a euro more expensive. If you park for a few days, Parking 1 is only half a euro a day more expensive. For a week to park it is only 3.5 euros more expensive on Parking 1. If we compare prices with other airports then this airport parking is very cheap for short trips. You pay twice as much for 1 or 2 days of parking at other airports.
Because many travelers among us do not know where you can fly from Antwerp, I’ll quickly add them up!
- With TUIfly:
Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Rome
Summer season: Antalya, Bodrum, Djerba, Enfidha, Heraklion, Izmir, Kos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife, Tirana
Summer season: Enfidha, Tunis
- Freebird (charter):
Summer season: Antalya, Bodrum, Izmir
- T ailwind Airlines (charter):
So you can see that TUIfly is currently the largest user of Ostend Airport
It is that time again! This week is Black Friday ! Instead of one day, it will be a week full of promotions with high discounts and fantastic deals! For example, several promotions are already active . An overview of the best Black Friday Deals 2018 about airline tickets, holidays, travel equipment, … can be found in this article !
This article is supplemented every day with new deals
TUI Fly : 14 destinations in promotion | info
NMBS : Train tickets for € 5 return info
TUI : 4x discount on holidays info
Lonely Planet Travel Guides: 1 + 1 free info
Sunweb : € 50 extra discount info
Corendon : € 50 extra discount info
Expedia : 75% discount on hotels info
Coolblue, Bol & Amazon deals
Air NZ : London to Los Angeles € 196
Brussels Airlines : Ticket Sale info
Neckermann : Short breaks € 99 info
KLM : Aruba & Curacao € 434
USA & Canada : from € 256
Voyage Private : Hotel sale
Albelli : Up to 50% off photo albums / frame
New York : € 228 return
14 destinations at TUI Fly in promotion
Multiple destinations, both within Europe and beyond, are promoted in the Black Friday sale of TUI Fly .
Fly back for € 51 to Malaga, Murcia, Tenerife, Innsbruck, Madeira, Lapland, Miami, etc. with departure from your local airport.
Malaga – € 51
Alicante – € 51
Gran Canaria – € 71
Tenerife – € 91
Almeria – € 91
Murcia – € 71
Valencia – € 91 Toulon – € 51
Innsbruck – € 91
Madeira – € 111
Lapland – € 151
Gambia – € 191
Cape Verde – € 191
Miami – € 271
Promotion valid: Mon 19/11 – Mon 26/11
Train tickets for € 5 return at NMBS
The NMBS is participating for the first time with Black Friday with a fantastic promotion! Only on Friday November 23 you can get train tickets for just € 5 return to anywhere in Belgium . Ideal for a day at the seaside (Oostende, De Panne, Blankenberge) or a city visit (Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Leuven). To make use of the promotion, you must travel between November 23 and December 14 . You have to go back and forth on the same day
Promotion valid : Fri 23/11
4x Discount on holidays at TUI
Looking for a city trip, skiing holiday, sun holiday or a getaway nearby? By Black Friday at TUI you can use the following discount codes from Friday to Monday:
- BLACKFRIDAY18FLY: € 100 discount for flying holidays (min. 7 nights)
- BLACKFRIDAY18SKI: € 75 discount on ski holidays (min. 7 nights)
- BLACKFRIDAY18BREAK: € 35 discount on nearby holidays (min. 3 nights)
- BLACKFRIDAY18CITY: € 35 discount on city trips (minimum 3 nights)
Stay from 23/11/18 to 21/4/19 with the exception of 21/12 and 30/12 for flight holidays
Promotion valid: Fri 23/11 – Mon 26/11
Lonely Planet Travel Guides: 1 + 1 free
An inspiring travel book from Lonely Planet is always a fun Christmas gift for a world traveler . Thanks to Black Friday you can give 2 travel guides as you only have to pay 1. Indeed when you buy one travel guide you get a second free
This promotion will be available from Friday in the Lonely Planet shop
Promotion valid: Thu 22/11 – Sun 25/11
Expedia Discount Code: 75% discount on hotels
Expedia will hold several promotions for Black Friday, just like last year. Besides a hotel sale they will also give away a discount code of 75% discount on hotels . This discount code will be available Friday morning, valid on a selection of hotels. You will have to be quick because there will only be a limited number of discount codes.
View the Black Friday deals from Expedia here
Promotion valid: Fri 23/11 – Sun 25/11
Travel equipment & travel electronics
Many webshops participate in Black Friday every year. Many sell trolley’s, backpacks, travel guides, travel plugs . But also think about photo cameras, film cameras, mobile phones and laptops that are useful for traveling.
Keep an eye on the deals here:
- Bol – LIVE
- Coolblue – LIVE
- Mediamarkt – LIVE
- AS Adventure – LIVE
- Amazon – LIVE
With Ryanair for € 10 return to many destinations
If you want to go cheap on citytrip, you have to be with Ryanair. Fly for just € 10 return to many destinations in Europe such as Barcelona, Milan, Berlin, Venice, Malta, …
Promotion valid : Mon 19/11 – Wed 21/11
To Los Angeles with Air New Zealand for € 196 return
Air New Zealand holds a wonderful promotion every year. They provide a limited number of airline tickets at very low prices. This year there are 100 flight tickets available from London to Los Angeles for £ 175 return (about € 196). These tickets are made available on Friday, November 23 at 11 am. These tickets will be sold out very quickly.
Heen: 4/5/6/7/11/12/24/25/27/28 Feb 2019
Back: 11/12/13/19/20/21 Feb & 3/4/5/6 Mar 2019
Promotion valid : Fri 23/11 at 11 am
Blue Fly Days at KLM with Aruba, Curacao and Mauritius
From 21 to 23 November they will hold KLM the ‘ Blue Fly Days ‘ with offers to many destinations in North America, Africa, the Caribbean and South America. The advantage of flying with KLM is the direct flights on all its routes.
- Aruba or Curacao for € 431 return (Including Easter holiday)
- Mauritius for € 529 or € 588 in Summer holidays
View all deals from Brussels here
View all deals from Amsterdam here
Promotion valid : Wed 21/11 – Fri 23/11
€ 50 Extra discount at Sunweb with Discount Code
On the occasion of Black Friday Sunweb gives away a discount code of € 50 discount . This extra discount you apply on top of the Midseason Sale that almost comes to an end. You do this by entering the discount code BLACKFRIDAY2018 at the last step of your booking.
Promotion valid : Fri 23/11 – Mon 26/11
€ 50 Extra discount at Corendon
Also at Corendon you get an extra discount on your booking on the occasion of Black Friday . You receive a € 50 discount on holidays throughout the weekend. This discount is valid for journeys from 23 November 2018 to 31 October 2019. You can also use the early booking free cancellation and assistance insurance .
Promotion valid : Fri 23/11 – Mon 26/11
Brussels Airlines return for € 67
Many destinations are promoted at Brussels Airlines on the occasion of Black Friday. Fly for € 34 single or € 67 return to Stockholm, Berlin, Milan, Barcelona, … and much more!
Promotion valid : Thu 22/11 – Sun 25/11
Flight holidays for € 99 at Neckermann
Looking for a really cheap holiday? For 6 days there are dirt-cheap holidays at Neckermann ! Every day you can book flight holidays for € 99 . This price includes hotel and flights (with Brussels Airlines).
View the deals today
Friday 23/11: Lanzarote & Morocco
3 days Lanzarote – € 99
4 days Morocco – € 99