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Your guaranteed seat on a direct train to the Belgian coast

Are you planning to travel by train to the Belgian coast and you want to be guaranteed a seat? Opt for the Coast Express, our comfortable solution for seat reservations on direct trains to Ostend, De Panne, Knokke and Blankenberge. The timetable of the usual trains to the coast remains unchanged. 

The reservation of a Coast Express seat is only possible in addition to a valid travel ticket.
  • Guaranteed seating: limited number of reservations available 
  • Lowest price and highest comfort: only € 1/journey per passenger 
  • Enjoy more leisure timesave up to 25 minutes per trip 
  • Direct trains from: Brussels-Midi, Liège-Guillemins, Ghent St Pieters and Antwerp Central 
  • To your favorite destination: Ostend, De Panne, Knokke and Blankenberge 


Book your seat on the Coast Express via the website
  • The number of seats is limited to guarantee maximum comfort on the train. Reservations close automatically 15 minutes before the departure of the train. Book without further ado.
  • Available for the outward and return journey
  • Bicycles are allowed on the Coast Express trains with the permission of the train conductor.
  • Check-in is mandatory: present yourself on the platform 15 minutes before the departure of the train.

How does it work?

  1. Select the timetable of your desired Coast Express.
  2. Choose your travel date in the next step and add a seat reservation to your shopping basket.
  3. Buy a ticket if you don't have one yet.
  4. Print your tickets or show the PDF on your smartphone when you check in.
  5. Have a nice trip!

Frequently asked questions

The number of seats on each Coast Express train is limited to ensure maximum comfort on board. However, the seats are not numbered. You can sit wherever you like.
Access to the Coast Express is only possible with a seat reservation for the journey in question at the date and time of departure specified on your reservation.
Reservations are mandatory for all passengers over the age of 2.
Up to 4 accompanied children can travel free of charge without a travel ticket, but still with a mandatory seat reservation.
Access to the Coast Express is only permitted with a seat reservation for the route in question at the date and time of departure specified on your reservation.
It is not permitted to board any other direct Coast Express train.
The Coast Express seat reservation is valid for a specific train, but not for a specific class. If you want to travel 1st class with the Coast Express, buy a 1st class ticket and a Coast Express seat reservation (in 2nd class). Take your seat in 1st class and present your 1st class ticket and your Coast Express reservation at the same time at the ticket check.
If you missed your direct Coast-Express train, you can use your travel ticket on other trains to your destination.
Your Coast Express seat reservation is not exchangeable.
Seating reservations on the Coast Express are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Reservations are personal and cannot be transferred to a third party.
Any other questions? Check out the frequently asked questions about Coast Express reservations.

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