Are you going at the seaside in Ostend during your holidays or just for a weekend?
As in most cities, parking in the center for a couple of hours can become very expensive.
This article is meant to help you find the best parking spot according to your needs so that you spend less on your parking and more on a good Ostend Wise sole!
- General parking rules in Ostend
- Park for free in Ostend
- Neighborhoods with free parking streets
- Park at the Station of Ostend
- Over to you
General parking rules in Ostend
As you can see on the map, Ostend counts several red zones and many orange zones.
To park in the red and orange streets you have to pay from 9am until 8pm.
Parking in the red ones is allowed for 2 hours at most. In the orange ones you can park for maximum 4 hours.
Only the green zones are free and with no time limit.
If you want to park at night in the center for free, you are allowed to do so from 8pm to 9am, on Sundays as well.
Here are our tips to help you park at a lower cost in Ostend:
Park for free in Ostend
If you want to park in Ostend for free, you can either park in one of the two parkings at the outskirts of the city or you can park in some specific neighborhoods.
The streets displayed in green are the streets where parking is free and with no time restriction. This is the case for some neighborhoods.
You will find all the details hereunder.
- Parking Maria-Hendrikapark
This parking is the best solution for you if you plan on parking your car somewhere and ride a bike afterwards to move around in the city.
This parking is completely free as well as the rental of the bike (open all year around except on public holidays). You can use the bike for a day, from 7am to 7pm.
If you don’t want to rent a bike, you can get to the center of the city by bus or by walking.
Every 30 min there’s a bus passing by that goes to the center of the city.
Walking to the closest part of the city’s shopping street, the Kapellestraat,takes approximately 13 min.
- Parking Oosteroever
The Oosteroever parking is another solution for parking your car at no cost and with no time limit is, although much further away.
This parking is located in Ankerstraat (just before joining Fortstraat).
Reaching Marie-Joséplein from there will take you 30 minutes whether you choose to walk or take public transportation by foot.
If you choose to go by public transportation, walk until stop Oostende Stroombanklaan (11min) and then take bus number 4 going to Oostende-Sas Slijkens-Groenendijk-Oostende.
Get out at Oostende Station. From there take tram number 0 going to Kusttram Knokke-Oostende-De Panne and get of at Marie-Joséplein.