There are 5 ways to get from Antwerp to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central Ic / ...

$7 - $35

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Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Brussels, Brussels-North station 822 / ...

$2 - $50

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Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Antwerp to Brussels 29.7 miles

$2 - $5

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Antwerp to Brussels 28.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Brussels 28.3 miles

$5 - $9

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Antwerp and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Brussels is 41 km. The road distance is 45.3 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 49 min and costs .

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The train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central takes 49 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Antwerp to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Antwerp station.

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Antwerp to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Brussels is to train which takes 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 50 min.

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Antwerp to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Antwerp to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central station.

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  • Distance: 25.8 miles
  • Duration: 49 min

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Brussels, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Antwerp to Brussels every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 49 min. Thalys also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Antwerp to Brussels 4 times a day. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 50 min. Turancar also services this route once a week.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$17 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Antwerp to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Turancar
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Antwerp to Brussels
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Antwerp to Brussels
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Antwerp-Tax
Phone
+32 3 238 38 38
Website
antwerp-tax.be
Berchem Taxi
Phone
+32 3 239 60 60
Website
taxiberchemluchthavenvervoer.be
A-Taxi
Phone
+32 3 283 83 93
Website
taxibedrijfantwerpen.be

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Brussels is 45 km. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Antwerp to Brussels.

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

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