Transeuropa Ferries are the only ferry service operating directly from Belgium to the South of England.
Transeuropa Ferries operate six ferry ships, crossing up to 20 times per day between Ostend and Ramsgate. Passengers are carried on up to 8 sailings per day. Ferry crossing time between Ramsgate and Ostend is approximately 4 hours.
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TRANSEUROPA FERRIES Transeuropa Ferries are the only ferry service operating directly from Oostend in Belgium to Ramsgate in the South of England. On this page you can view Transeuropa Ferries ferry timetables, make a Transeuropa Ferries passenger ferry booking and search for Transeuropa passenger ferry tickets and prices online.

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Transeuropa Ferries Timetables / Route Map

Transeuropa Ferries operate six ferry ships, crossing up to 20 times per day between Ostend and Ramsgate. Passengers are carried on up to 8 sailings per day. The ferry crossing time between Ramsgate and Ostend is approximately 4 hours.

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The following timetables represent all Ostende / Ramsgate / Ostende sailings. The sailing times highlighted in blue/white are freight only sailings. The sailing times highlighted in red/white are passenger/car ferry crossings.

Transeuropa Ferries run passenger ferries between the ports of Ramsgate (Kent, England) and Ostend (Flanders, Belgium). If you're looking for a cross channel ferry between the UK and Belgium, Transeuropa Ferries can offer up to four passenger car sailings in each direction per day.

Oostende to Ramsgate Ferries
4 Hour Crossing

Depart

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Sun

01.00

03.00

05.30

07.00

11.00

13.30

16.00

18.00

20.00

20.30

21.30

22.30

       

22.30

     

23.00

     

23.30

     

Ramsgate to Oostende Ferries
4 Hour Crossing

Depart

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Sun

01.00

         

02.00

03.00

03.30

07.00

09.30

12.00

         

13.30

15.30

           

16.30

18.30

20.30

22.30

23.45

           

23.59

 

About Transeuropa Ferries

Transeuropa Shipping Lines has been operating successfully between the two ports of Ostend and Ramsgate since 21 November 1998.

The company Transeuropa Ferries N.V. was founded on the first of June 2001. Transeuropa Ferries N.V. is the Belgian and UK port and ferry division of Transeuropa shipping Lines, a ferry services group with following activities: shipping, stevedoring and line representation.

Started as a single ship freight only operation between Oostende (Belgium) and Ramsgate (United Kingdom) in 1998 it expanded to include passengers in July 2004.
There are now six ships plying the route every day, providing the only direct channel crossing between Belgium and the UK.

In order to maintain their reputation for quality service and attention to the needs of guests Transeuropa only carry passengers traveling in vehicles. This means you can be sure of a comfortable seat in peaceful surroundings, take the time to relax and savour the beginning of your break during the unhurried crossing between our dedicated terminals, enjoy Belgian, English or Italian cuisine in the a la carte restaurant, or enjoy a light meal in the family areas or watch movies, chat on the Internet, taste wine or cognac from our unique range or just book a cabin for an even quieter crossing.

At Oostende, the A10/E40 motorway begins 200m from Transeuropa’s terminal and delivers you directly into Belgian, Dutch and German motorway network, saving up to 190km of driving on a round trip compared to the main French ports.

At Ramsgate, the dedicated port road links to the largely dual carriageway A249 and then to the M2 motorway.

Dedicated Ports - Transeuropa are the only passenger ferry operator in both Ramsgate and Ostend. This means we are unaffected by the queues which may form at other ports.

Exclusivity - our ferries carry cars, caravans, mobile homes, motorcycles and freight vehicles. We don’t accept coaches or foot passengers

Space to relax - we limit the number of passengers on our ships to ensure all our guests can relax in comfort.

Variety - cosy Bistro style bars, cafeteria and restaurants. Attractive cuisine with an appealing selection of wines and beers. The relaxed atmosphere of an enjoyable sea trip: the mini cruise feeling.

 

Transeuropa Ferry Fleet

Transeuropa Ferries operate six ferry ships, crossing up to 20 times per day between Ostend and Ramsgate.

The Transeuropa ferry fleet consists of the following ships:-

TransEuropa M/F Eurovoyager

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Route
Ramsgate - Oostende
Building year
1978 / 1986
Building yard
Belliard Hoboken
Owner
Hawthorn Shpg.Co.
Operator
Length
118,4 m
Breadth
19,9 m / 23,32 m
Draft
4,52 m / 5,05 m
GT
6.019 / 6.753
Machinery
Pielstick
Speed
21 kn.
Number of passengers
1.400
Number of beds
80
Number of cars
354
Lanemetres
700
Port of registry
Limassol
Flag
Cyprus
Former names
Eurovoyager (1998) - Sally Line
Prins Albert (1978-1998) - R.M.T.
Former owners
Regie voor Maritiem Transport Belgie (1978-1998)
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TransEuropa M/F Gardenia

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Route
Ramsgate - Oostende
Building year
1978
Building yard
Schichau Unterweser AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (#2275)
Owner
TransEurope Ferries
Operator
Length
117,85 m
Breadth
20,27 m
Draft
5,82 m
GT
8.097
Machinery
SWD
Speed
18,4 kn.
Number of passengers
107
Number of beds
?
Number of cars
?
Lanemetres
1.140
Port of registry
Limassol
Flag
Cyprus
Former names
European Endeavour (1996-2002) - P&O Irish Sea
European Endeavour (1987-1996) - P&O European Ferries
European Enterprise (1978-1987) - Townsend Thoresen European Ferries
Former owners
Abbey National Leasing (1991-2002)
P&O European Ferries (1987-1991)
European Ferries (1978-1987)
Sister ships
Penelope Via Mare Lina Trader

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TransEuropa M/F Larkspur

Trans Europa Ferry

 

Route
Ramsgate - Oostende
Building year
1976 / 1990
Building yard
Schichau-Unterweser, Bremerhaven, Germany (#2269)
Owner
Forsythia Maritime company LTD
Operator
Length
123,02 m / 143,84 m
Breadth
20,5 m
Draft
5,81 m
GT
5.314 / 14.300
Machinery
SWD
Speed
18,5 kn.
Number of passengers
800 / 1.143
Number of beds
48
Number of cars
325
Lanemetres
870
Port of registry
Nassau
Flag
Bahamas
Former names
Eurotraveller (1998-1999)
Eurotraveller (1998) - Sally Line
Eurotraveller (1997-1998) - Holyman-Sally Ferries
Sally Sky (1988-1997) - Sally Line
Viking 2 (1986-1988) - Sally Line
Gedser (1976-1986) - Gedser-Travemünde Ruten

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Transeuropa M/F Oleander

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Route
Ramsgate - Oostende
Building year
1980
Building yard
Schichau Unterweser AG, Germany (#2281)
Owner
Seabourne Navigational Company Limited
Operator
Length
132,5 m
Breadth
23,15 m
Draft
5,72 m
GT
13.601
Machinery
Sulzer
Speed
22 kn.
Number of passengers
1.326
Number of beds
48
Number of cars
350
Lanemetres
720
Port of registry
Limassol
Flag
Cyprus
Former names
P&OSL Picardy (1999-2001) - P&O Stena Line
Pride of Burges (1998-1999) - P&O Stena Line
Pride of Burges (1988-1998) - P&O European Ferries
Pride of Free Enterprise (1987-1988) - P&O European Ferries
Pride of Free Enterprise (1980-1987) - Townsend Thoresen European Ferries
Former owners
P&O European Ferries (1987-2001)
Townsend Thoresen (1980-1987)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Transeuropa M/F Primrose

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Route
Ramsgate - Oostende
Building year
1975 / 1985
Building yard
Belliard Hoboken
Owner
Denval Marine Consultants
Operator
Length
118,4 m
Breadth
19,99 m / 23,3 m
Draft
4,52 m / 5,05 m
GT
5.635 / 6.276
Machinery
Pielstick
Speed
22 kn.
Number of passengers
1.400
Number of beds
80
Number of cars
354
Lanemetres
700
Port of registry
Limassol
Flag
Cyprus
Former names
Princesse Marie Christine (1975-1998) - R.M.T.
Former owners
Regie voor Maritiem Transport Belgie (1975-1998)
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Transeuropa Ferries F.A.Q.

The following are the most frequently asked questions answered by Transeuropa Ferries. In the unlikely even that your question is not answered below please click on the 'contact us' link and complete an online enquiry.

How do you define “High vehicles”

Any vehicle over 1.85m high at any point (including roof-racks) is classified as “high”. Although Transeuropa do not charge extra for such vehicles, we cannot guarantee booked space will be available if we have not been advised at the time of booking (in such cases the booking confirmation will state “High Vehicle”). This is because most ships have two types of deck areas, “high” (in which primarily freight traffic is parked), and “low” which is allocated to passenger traffic. By default, all passenger bookings are allocated to the latter space unless “high” space has been requested & confirmed.

How long is the crossing?

The crossing takes approximately 4 hours. However, please bear in mind that different ships (not just ours) have different speeds, and that both tides and channel traffic can affect the crossing time. In general, the Larkspur is the slowest of our ships and may take up to 5 hours.

Does Transeuropa plan to carry foot passengers or coaches in the future?

Not at present.

Why don’t Transeuropa carry bicycles?

We do not currently have the infrastructure in either port to handle bicycles in a safe and financially viable manner. However, we are constantly reviewing our position with regard to this type of traffic. If you would be interested in travelling by bicycle, please send an email to the Ramsgate office and we will advise you if our policy changes.

Do you carry pets?

Transeuropa are NOT licensed to carry pets, whether such pets have “Pet Passports” or not. The Port of Ramsgate also has a local bye-law which prevents the presence of animals within the port confines. Any vehicle found to be carrying animals will be refused shipment and directed to leave the port.

What security checks are carried out on your route

All ports, worldwide, are now subject to security checks of vehicles and passengers under the International Maritime Organisation’s ISPS code. In Ramsgate such checks are carried out by uniformed staff employed by the port and are not within the control of Transeuropa. Passengers should be aware that allowing time for the searching of vehicles is one of the reasons they are requested to check-in at least 45 minutes prior to departure

How do you define “vehicles designed for, or being used for, commercial purposes”?

Any vehicle which is designed primarily for the carriage of goods (including transit vans) cannot travel on passenger tariffs, and must pay commercial freight rates. Transeuropa have a special “small van” rate which may be used by such vehicles. Additionally, any vehicle which is found to be carrying goods for commercial purposes, or in Transeuropa’s opinion could reasonably be considered to be doing so, becomes liable for freight rates and will be charged the difference between what has already been paid and the full freight rate. Freight rates are subject to VAT.

Which ship will I be travelling on?

We rotate ships around the schedule, so can never guarantee which ship will carry out a particular sailing. However, the last passenger sailings each day are usually the Oleander, and the others either the Larkspur or Eurovoyager. Occasionally we may use one of the freight vessels as a temporary stand-in. In such cases passengers will always be advised (before boarding) that there will be reduced facilities. Please note that we cannot load passengers with walking difficulties on these ships (see below). One of these ships (Gardenia) has a single large room used as a restaurant, bar and lounge. Passengers are advised that smoking is permitted throughout this area. The Primrose, although normally used as a freight vessel is actually a sister ship to the Eurovoyager and has similar accommodation.

Which of your ships are suitable for passengers with walking difficulties?

Passengers must advise Transeuropa staff, at the time of booking, and again at check-in, if anyone in the party may have difficulties walking up stairs. This enables us to load the vehicle as close as possible to a lift on board the ship. Whilst all our passenger ships have lifts, those in the Eurovoyager and Primrose are small, and are raised slightly above the deck level (i.e. there is a step to negotiate) and are not practical for wheelchairs. Neither of the two freighters (Gardenia and Begonia) have lifts, and the passenger access on both is via steep internal or external stairs. As a result, we do not permit any passenger who has declared a walking difficulty, to travel on these vessels.

Do you have currency exchange facilities on-board?

At present the only currency change facility is in the Ramsgate terminal (limit 100 euros). See below for opening hours.

I have a very low caravan. What is the minimum ground clearance on your ships?

It is very unlikely you will experience a problem but as with all ships, the ground clearance is mostly determined by the state of the tide and the spacing between vehicle and trailer axles. If you are concerned about your vehicle on a particular sailing, please ask us to check the tide predictions and advise you if we forsee any problems (you will need to know the ground clearance of your vehicle)

What travel documents (passports or visas) do I need?

Whilst it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation, we will help wherever we can. If in doubt, please contact the port reception staff.

How far are your terminals from the towns?

Ramsgate is about 500m outside the town centre (10 minute walk, or 2 minute drive). The entrance/exit for our Ostend terminal is about 2000m outside the town centre


What are your opening hours?

Both ports are open 24 hours per day. The passenger reception desks are manned from 06:00 to 18:45 during winter and from 06:00 until the last passenger sailing during Spring, Summer and Autumn

Do you carry passengers on freight ships?

Not normally, but frequent users who are Transeuropa Gold members may be permitted to travel on freight only sailings. Availability is always on a standby basis and is subject to the volume of freight traffic as the latter take priority.


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