Discover the Belgian coast with a car hire from Ostend. Enjoy the scenery of northern Belgium and go as you please. Auto Europe offers high quality car hire services so that you can travel care-free. A large selection of cars and budget deals on our website will allow you to find the perfect vehicle for your needs and save on your travels.
Known as a Belgian seaside resort, Ostend is often visited by Belgian and Dutch tourists who head to the city's sandy beaches Klein Strand and Groot Strand. The city is also home to astonishing Neo-Gothic St Petrus and St Paulus Church and a grand seafront esplanade. Horse racing lovers will definitely find their way to the Wellington racing track, where the season lasts through July and August.
Driving in Belgium is done on the right-hand side. There is a pedestrian-only zone in central Ostend marked by road signs. Pedestrians have absolute priority over vehicles, unless there are pedestrian lights. For more traffic regulations visit our Belgium driving information page.
On-street parking bays are available. You will either be required to pay or use a blue parking disc which can be purchased at most petrol stations. Pay attention to the residents-only parking zones.
Ostend is the largest city on the Belgian coast.The city lies in the Flemish province of West Flanders. The maritime temperate climate and the winds from the North Sea lower the temperatures in the region. The average summer temperature is 20°C. During winter, below zero temperatures are very rare.
The Coast Tram, a local tram line connecting cities on the Belgian coast, is perhaps, one of the main tourist attractions in the region. The line is 42 miles long, which makes it the longest one in the world. It runs every ten minutes in the peak hours from De Panne, near the French border, to Knokke-Heist.
Ostend railway station is a major hub of the national NMBS railways. The main connections from Ostend include services to Bruges, Gent, Antwerp, and Brussels. The Coast Tram stops at Ostend railway station as well.
De Lijn, a local bus company provides bus services in Ostend and in the region. Although most of the attractions in Ostend are within walking distance, the convenient bus Line 1 circles the city.