The ferry crossing between Ramsgate and Ostend has now closed. The Belgian firm TransEuropa suspended all sailings after the company went into administration in April 2013.
Alternative sailings from Dover
Ferries to Belgium …. The closure of this route leaves just one passenger ferry connection between the UK and Belgium after the 2011 closure of the Rosyth to zeebruggee ferry. The last ferry to Belgium from the UK is an overnight ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge.
The route was operated TransEuropa Ferries and connected the south east of England with Belgium. There was a total of 8 daily sailings between Ramsgate and Ostend and the crossing took roughly 4 hours.
TransEuropa Ferries offer you up to four daily crossings to Ostend in Belgium, sailing from Ramsgate in England. This route is for people traveling in a vehicle and does not take regular foot passengers.
With excellent road links, Ramsgate is perfect if you are traveling from London or anywhere in the South East.
If your final destination is Ostend, this fantastic cosmopolitan city and seaside resort has over five and a half miles of sandy beeches and is the gateway to the Flemish coastline. However if you are traveling further into Belgium it is also only 20 miles from Bruges and from there the whole of Europe is accessible on some of the finest motorways in the world.
The route is served by two modern vessels, the Ostend Spirit and the Larkspur. Onboard you’ll find dining and bar facilities. There is ample comfortable seating and you’ll also find kids’ areas, Internet access (Ostend Spirit only) and games / arcade room.