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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central Thalys

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Bus  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Antwerp BlaBlaCar / ...

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Train via Roosendaal  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Roosendaal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal Stoptrein

Rideshare  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Antwerp 157.9 km

Drive  •  1h 49m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp 158.9 km

Fly  •  2h 48m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
Netherlands → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Antwerp is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Antwerp is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Antwerp is 1.5 metres.

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

No, returning to Netherlands from Belgium is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 10 May 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp is to rideshare, which costs €10 and takes 2h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp is to train which costs €55 - €110 and takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Anvers-Central. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Antwerp is 133 km. The road distance is 158.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 1h 15m and costs €55 - €110.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central takes 1h 15m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Amsterdam to Antwerp bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp is to train which takes 1h 15m and costs €55 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €9 - €12 and takes 2h 7m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €250 and takes 2h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 132.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 15m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central every 2 hours. Tickets cost €55 - €110 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Antwerp twice daily. Tickets cost €9 - €12 and the journey takes 2h 7m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €23
1st Class
€27 - €40
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 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
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10
Book at
blablacar.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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Amsterdam to Antwerp bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Amsterdam to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Anvers-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Antwerp is 159 km. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 178+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Antwerp. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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