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

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Train  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

€6 - €9

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Brussels-North train station 823 / ...

€1 - €3

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Antwerp to Brussels 47.7 km

€2 - €4

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Antwerp to Brussels 45.7 km

€100 - €130

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Brussels 45.7 km

€4 - €8

Antwerp to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Antwerp and Brussels is around 54 min and covers a distance of around 46 km. The fastest train normally takes 39 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Antwerp to Brussels train service departs from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and arrives in Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.. Typically 694 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
54 min
Fastest train time:
39 min
Train distance:
46 km
Trains per week:
694
Cheapest price:
€6
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:54
Last train departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Antwerp to Brussels train schedules

Antwerp → Brussels
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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Brussels is to bus which costs €1 - €3 and takes 55 min.

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The fastest way to get from Antwerp to Brussels is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €100 - €130 and takes 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Antwerp and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and arriving at Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Brussels is 41 km. The road distance is 45.7 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 46 min and costs €6 - €9.

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The train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. takes 46 min including transfers and departs every 20 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 Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Brussels is to train which takes 46 min and costs €6 - €9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €1 - €3 and takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Antwerp to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 41.3 km
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €6 - €9 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Antwerp to Brussels-North train station every 2 hours. Tickets cost €5 - €7 and the journey takes 55 min. Union Ivkoni also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
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 Antwerp to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Antwerp to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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.

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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 - €4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Antwerp to Brussels
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
€100 - €130
Taxi Local BVBA2
Phone
+32 465 80 76 834
Website
luchthavenvervoer-antwerpen.be
A-Taxi
Phone
+32 3 283 83 93
Website
taxibedrijfantwerpen.be
Antwerp-Tax
Phone
+32 3 238 38 38
Website
antwerp-tax.be

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Antwerp to Brussels is 46 km. It takes approximately 39 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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