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Ostend car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ostend

  • To conveniently and flexibly explore Ostend and its surroundings, you should have an Ostend car hire. Having a car hire in Ostend allows you to travel outside the city and discover Ostend's stunning coastal regions and rural surroundings. Without being constrained by public transportation routes, you can travel to nearby towns, beaches, nature preserves, and other attractions. By avoiding bus and train delays, renting a car saves time. Among the places you can visit in your Ostend car hire include Bruges, located 29 km (18 miles) from Ostend, a journey that will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
  • There are a couple of airports that serve the area of Ostend, such as the Brussels Bruxelles-National Airport (BRU), the Charleroi Brussels Airport (CRL), the Antwerp Deurne Airport (ANR) and finally, the Ostende-Bruges Airport (OST). Each of these airports has a car hire in Ostend agency, where people flying into the area can grab a hire car for their stay. These hire car companies are in the Arrivals terminal of each of these airports, making it easier for those opting for a car hire in Ostend to grab one without any hassle.
  • Follow the laws and regulations governing traffic in Ostend. It entails observing right-of-way laws, traffic signals, and speed limits. Driving gets done on the right side of the road in Ostend. You will find designated bicycle lanes in Ostend, which welcomes bicycles. Bicyclists should be respected and given plenty of room. Stay away from parking or driving in the designated lanes for bicycles. Driving along the beautiful coastal roads around Ostend, which is on the Belgian coast, can be enjoyable. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery while watching for other drivers and any posted speed limits.
  • In the city of Ostend, a tram system runs on tracks that get incorporated into the streets. When wet, tram tracks can be slick, so use caution when driving close to them. Keep an eye out for tram signals, and yield when necessary. Ostend has several pedestrian areas, particularly near the main thoroughfares and promenades. Vehicles are not permitted in these areas, which are only for pedestrians. To avoid fines and ensure the safety of pedestrians, it is crucial to be aware of these zones and to follow the signage when driving your car hire in Ostend.
  • Book your car hire in Ostend at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Ostend are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Ostend

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ostend?

    The average price of fuel in Ostend is £5.28 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £63 and £84, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ostend?

    Compact (Renault Clio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ostend.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ostend?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Ostend?

    A Compact car hire in Ostend costs £60 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Ostend?

    An Economy car hire in Ostend costs £47 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Ostend?

    An Intermediate car hire in Ostend costs £53 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Ostend?

    Most car hire providers in Ostend offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Ostend, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car gets recommended for driving in Ostend?

    Parking is scarce in Ostend's city centre. Smaller cars are easier to drive and park in cities. It helps you park in tight spaces and navigate narrow streets. A fuel-efficient car hire in Ostend may make driving in the area easier. It lets you enjoy your trips without worrying about fuel costs, especially if you're going far or visiting nearby attractions. Parking in Ostend can be difficult, especially in busy areas. Parking is more accessible and safer with a car with good manoeuvrability and parking assist features like rearview cameras or proximity sensors.

  • What's the speed limit in Ostend?

    Urban areas like Ostend have a 50 km/h speed limit. Most city streets, residential areas, and built-up roads have this limit. Signage will indicate lower speed limits in residential areas or streets with heavy pedestrian traffic. Speed limits vary on non-urban roads and highways. The speed limit is 90 km/h (56 mph) on one-lane non-urban roads. The speed limit on non-urban roads with separated or multiple lanes in each direction is 120 km/h (75 mph). Unless otherwise posted, highway speed limits are 120 km/h (75 mph). However, construction zones and low-visibility areas may have lower highway speed limits. Watch the signs and drive accordingly.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ostend?

    Ostend's public car parks get spread throughout the city. Visitors can park easily in these lots. Parking Station, Kursaal, and Visserskaai are popular public car parks in Ostend. Ostend's streets offer street parking. You need a ticket from the ticket machines to park in metered spaces. Parking is available for beach goers and coastal visitors. Beach goers can park near these beach promenade parking areas. Beach parking rates are usually comparable to street parking. These car parks charge hourly rates of €2 (£1.71) and daily rates of €15 (£12.82).

Ostend car hire reviews and directory

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Ostend Airport

Monday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Wednesday14:00 - 17:3009:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Friday14:00 - 17:3009:00 - 12:00

Sint Pieterskaai 9

Monday13:30 - 17:0008:30 - 12:00
Tuesday13:30 - 17:0008:30 - 12:00
Wednesday08:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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Brugse Steenweg 101

+32 12 39 09 40

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

De Kalkaart 24

+32 12 39 09 40

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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De Kalkaart 24

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Zandvoordeschorredijkstraat 48

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Avis

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Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 889

Monday09:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday14:00 - 17:3009:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 17:3009:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 17:3009:00 - 12:00
Friday14:00 - 17:3009:00 - 12:00

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Zandvoordeschorredijkstraat 48

+32 59 50 12 18

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Free2Move

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Torhoutsesteenweg 691

+32 59 70 32 40

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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keddy by Europcar

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OOSTENDE Zandvoordeschorredijkstraat 48

+32 5950 1218

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Car hire insurance in Ostend

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Ostend car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Ostend.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Ostend car hire.

Ostend car hire information

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