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Ostend-Bruges Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Ostend-Bruges Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

OST Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Ostend-Bruges International Airport.

What to Expect

ostend airport guideThe small terminal at Ostend-Bruges Airport (code: OST) primarily handles low-cost routes to leisure destinations. Facilities are limited to a restaurant and a couple cafes. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

Overnight stays are not possible as the terminal closes nightly, from 10:00PM until 7:00AM. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby, including one in walking distance. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Ostend-Bruges Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Ibis Budget Oostende Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Located adjacent to the airport. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Charme Hotel Kruishof B&B – (15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the airport) Located adjacent to the airport. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Kristoffel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. The hotel suggests a taxi for 10,00€ – 15,00€ each way.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Ostend-Bruges Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update, there were no airport lounges that economy class passengers can pay to use.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Ostend-Bruges Airport. You must supply an email address to register for the service.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Baby Care Facilities – Diaper-changing facilities are available on the 1st floor, passenger terminal, and in the Arrivals Hall. If you need to heat up baby food, inquire at Belair Restaurant.

Food & Drinks – Belair Restaurant has views of the runway. Hours: Open 9:00AM – 10:00PM. Location: 1st floor, passenger terminal • Grand Cafe Horizon. Hours: Unknown. Location: Airside • Grab & Fly. Location: Unknown. Hours: Unknown.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? There is an information desk to provide assistance. Open 24 hours. Location: Ground floor, passenger terminal.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the terminal. There is a designated smoking area outside the building.

Airport Hours

The airport is operational 24 hours a day; however, the terminal building is only open and accessible from 7:00AM – 10:00PM. Exceptions are made when earlier or later departures are required, in which case the doors open 3 hours before departing flights and 1 hour before arrival flights are due.


Ostend-Bruges airport is served by the following airlines: Strike Aviation Belgium • TUIFly.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport connects passengers to the Ostend Railway Station via Bus no 6 “Raversijde via Luchthaven”. The bus runs to and from the airport, approximately every 10 minutes with an approximate travel time of 15 minutes. For fare, routes and schedule information, visit the De Lijn website.

Car Rentals

Avis offer car rental services onsite.


Taxis and shared-ride shuttle service is available at Ostend-Bruges Airport.

Last updated: 2019-07-17

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.