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

55€ - 110€

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Rideshare  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Antwerp 157.8 km

10€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Antwerp 802 / ...

10€ - 13€

Train via Roosendaal  •  3h 26m

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

22€ - 46€

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp 159 km

22€ - 35€

Fly  •  2h 51m

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

88€ - 253€

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The cheapest 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, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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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 159 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 FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam 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 10€ - 13€ and takes 2h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 260€ and takes 2h 51m.

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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, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Antwerp 4 times a day. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 2h 5m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
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 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
NS
Book at
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
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
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 FlixBus, 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 38m to drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Antwerp train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Amsterdam to Antwerp bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 614+ 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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