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

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Train  •  54 min

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

6€ - 23€

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Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Antwerp to Brussels 47.7 km

2€ - 4€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Antwerpen to Bruxelles, Nord 360 / ...

2€ - 4€

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Antwerp to Grand Place Brussels 47.7 km

85€ - 110€

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Antwerp to Grand Place Brussels 47.7 km

5€ - 8€

Antwerp → Grand Place Brussels
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The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Grand Place Brussels is to bus which costs 2€ - 4€ and takes 1h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Antwerp to Grand Place Brussels is to taxi which costs 85€ - 110€ and takes 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Antwerpen and arriving at Bruxelles, Nord. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 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 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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The distance between Antwerp and Grand Place Brussels is 42 km. The road distance is 47.7 km.

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The best way to get from Antwerp to Grand Place Brussels without a car is to train which takes 54 min and costs 6€ - 23€.

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

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Antwerp to Grand Place Brussels bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Antwerpen station.

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Antwerp to Grand Place 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 Grand Place Brussels is to train which takes 54 min and costs 6€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2€ - 4€ and takes 1h 7m.

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  • Distance: 41.7 km
  • Duration: 54 min

What companies run services between Antwerp, Belgium and Grand Place 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 49 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Antwerpen to Bruxelles, Nord every 4 hours. Tickets cost 12€ - 18€ and the journey takes 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
49 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€
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Antwerpen to Bruxelles, Nord
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Eurolines FR
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, Antwerp to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Antwerpen Van Stralenstr. to Brussels North Train Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
lasta.rs
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 Grand Place Brussels
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 06 5
Website
viabrussels.com
Prestige DRIVER
Phone
+32 493 84 65 91
Website
prestigedriver.be
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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Antwerp to Grand Place Brussels bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bruxelles, Nord station.

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Antwerp to Grand Place 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 Grand Place Brussels is 48 km. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Antwerp to Grand Place Brussels.

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There are 2281+ hotels available in Grand Place Brussels. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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