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There are 5 ways to get from Antwerp to Brussels Central Station 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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Rideshare  •  59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Antwerp to Brussels 48 km

2€ - 4€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to Brussels, Brussels-North station 813 / ...

9€ - 12€

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Antwerp to Brussels Central Station 47.2 km

85€ - 110€

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Brussels Central Station 47.2 km

5€ - 8€

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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Brussels Central Station is to rideshare which costs 2€ - 4€ and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Brussels Central Station is to taxi which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 38 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 Central Station is 42 km. The road distance is 47.2 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Brussels Central Station 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 Central Station 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 Central Station is to train which takes 46 min and costs 6€ - 9€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 54 min.

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Antwerp to Brussels Central Station 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 Central Station is 47 km. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Antwerp to Brussels Central Station.

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  • Distance: 41.8 km
  • Duration: 46 min

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Brussels Central Station, 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, Brussels-North station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 5€ - 7€ and the journey takes 50 min.

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, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
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.

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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 Central Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 06 5
Website
viabrussels.com
Berchem Taxi
Phone
+32 3 239 60 60
A-Taxi
Phone
+32 3 283 83 93
Website
taxibedrijfantwerpen.be
Antwerp-Tax
Phone
+32 3 238 38 38
Website
antwerp-tax.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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

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