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There are 5 ways to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda
  2. Take the train from Gouda to Rotterdam Centraal
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central

€57 - €114

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Bus  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Antwerp 817

€16 - €19

3 alternative options

Line 169 bus, train  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the line 169 bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum to Leiden, Leiden Centraal 169 / ...
  2. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Roosendaal
  3. Take the train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal

€22 - €43

Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station 130.5 km

€16 - €24

Fly  •  3h 10m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

€56 - €208

Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station by train

The train journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Antwerpen-Centraal Station is around 1h 39m and covers a distance of around 134 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 36m. Operated by Connexxion, Dutch Railways (NS) and Thalys, the Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station train service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn and arrives in Anvers-Central. Typically 44 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 39m
Fastest train time:
1h 36m
Trains per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€57
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:54
Last train departs at:
18:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station train schedules

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Antwerpen-Centraal Station is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Antwerpen-Centraal Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Antwerpen-Centraal Station is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station is to bus which costs €15 - €20 and takes 4h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station is to drive which costs €16 - €24 and takes 1h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum and arriving at Antwerp via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn and arriving at Anvers-Central via Gouda and Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 19m.

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It is 103 km from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station. It is approximately 130.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs €55 - €120.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station, including transfers.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport station.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station train services, operated by Connexxion, depart from Alphen a/d Rijn station.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs €55 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €20 and takes 4h 32m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €210 and takes 3h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station.
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  • Distance: 102.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 19m

What companies run services between Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and Antwerpen-Centraal Station, Belgium?

You can take a train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station via Gouda and Rotterdam Centraal in around 2h 19m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Antwerp once daily. Tickets cost €11 - €14 and the journey takes 2h 55m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Train operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Connexxion
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Gouda to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Leiden Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €30
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€8 - €13
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum to Leiden, Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
arriva.nl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Anvers-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station is 130 km. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Antwerpen-Centraal Station.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 184+ hotels available in Antwerpen-Centraal Station. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to line 470 bus which takes 34 min and costs €4 - €6.

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