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“The Kusttram”
Review of The Kusttram

The Kusttram
Ranked #2 of 77 things to do in Ostend
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

By using the Kusttram you can visit the whole Flemish coast by tram. Tthe tramline is 70 kms long and is the longest tramline in the world. If you buy your ticket in advance you pay 1,30 euro for a short trip (2 zones) or 2 euro (> 2 zones) or 5 euro for a dayticket.

3  Thank Marc C
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We've used the Kusttram many times during our visits to Belgium. Basically, it's unbeatable for convenience and value. You can easily explore the Belgian coast from end to end hopping on and off where you fancy. For those travelling here with 3 to 7 days to spare, purchasing a pass is the best way to do it. DeLijn have a great offer whereby you buy a 3, 5 or 7 day pass. This lets you ride on the trams and busses for the designated period. We usually pick up a 5 day pass at the beginning of our trip for 15 Euros each. So for 6 Euros a day we have unlimited travel. The place we stay is near the airport, so just the bus ride to and from the centre of Ostend more than pays for this. Then we get to explore via the tram for free. It's just a superbly well thought out and fully integrated transport system.
I wish we had something that worked so well in the UK

1  Thank DarrylWDyke
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Reliable and frequent tram service between De Panne & Knokke, but doesn't have quite enough capacity for the people using it. One more vehicle added to the trams would solve in the short term (My opinion only ;-).

I agree with others that this is not a tourist attraction, more it is a means to get around the coast of Belgium (as trams are intended to do), but all the same it is a nice way to do it, and the stretch from Oostende Ravelingen to Middelkerk is on the sea front and enjoyable.

The staff are freindly and helpful, and the information is generally very good across the route.

1  Thank Jfre70562
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Usually when I go to the seaside by car in my country (which only happens in summer) I park the car somewhere outside the center and take the tram to the center. Its cheaper than paying for your parking. Or I go by train and then move around by tram. Its a really easy transportation, not too expensive. Better to buy a card in advance so you just have to put it in the yellow machine when you enter the tram.

Try to avoid rush hour. A lot of people working in the center also use the tram as transportation. It can happen that you don't find a seat.

1  Thank Anneliesva
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We decided to make a day of it and ride the tram from Oostende to De Panne then up to Knokke and back to Oostende. The price for a day ticket on this, the longest continious tram journey, is very very reasonable. The best part was both of us could take in the sights and there was no stress negotiating traffic. With trams every 10 minutes (during tourist season) we were able to hop on and hop off as often as we liked. I would recommend this to anyone.

3  Thank travelbug61u
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