Ostend Ferry Routes - Ferries & Crossings to Europe



Ferries to Ostend are operated by Hoverspeed and with their fleet of fast craft Superseacat and Seacat catamarans they promise a high quality service coupled with a speedy delivery. Hoverspeed are currently the only company offering a high speed crossing between Dover in the U.K. and Belgium. Each year Hoverspeed carry around 500,000 vehicles and over 2.5 million passengers across the English Channel to destinations such as France, Belgium and Holland.

Although the emphasis of the Port of Ostend has now shifted to a primarily freight and logistics concern, for almost 150 years it has been one of the busiest ferry and passenger ports on the continent.

The port of Ostend is well situated and well connected by rail and road, acting as a gateway to European countries like France and Germany.

Sailing routes

Hoverspeed are the only company who offer a high speed service from Dover to Belgium. Two fast craft Seacats cross on up to seven return journeys daily with fast crossing times of around 1hour 45 minutes.


Ostend Ferry Port Map

Driving directions

The Port of Ostend has good road connections to the rest of Europe. When leaving the port, get on to the A10/E40 freeway which offers a fast route to France and Germany.

The Port of Dover is around seventy miles away from South London. From the M2 follow the A2 in to Dover. If you're arriving from the M20 follow the A20 in to Dover where you will find clear directions and signposting to the ferry terminals of both the Eastern and Western docks.

Why Ostend?

The coastal city of Ostend is over a thousand years old and has a population of around 700,000. During the summer months the town is popular with its native Belgians due largely to its beach resorts and opportunities for surfing and sailing and of course the warm climate. The charming old town and fishing port are also popular. The city also offers a number of interesting museums such as The Museum of Fine Arts featuring the work of famous Belgian painter James Ensor or visit the North Sea Aquarium to keep the kids happy. For those interested in the maritime past of Belgium visit the three mast ship Mercator, open to the public in the area of the inner harbour.

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