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There are 4 ways to get from Axel to Antwerp by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Line 20 bus, line 22 bus, train  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the line 20 bus from Axel, Nassaustraat to Hulst, Busstation 20
  2. Take the line 22 bus from Hulst Busstation to Sint-Niklaas Station perron 4 22 / ...
  3. Take the train from Saint-Nicolas / Sint-Niklaas to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

8€ - 13€

Cheapest option

Line 22 bus, line 93 bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the line 22 bus from Hulst Busstation to Sint-Niklaas Station perron 4 22 / ...
  2. Take the line 93 bus from Sint-Niklaas Station perron 2 to Antwerpen Van Eedenplein 93 / ...

5€ - 9€

2 alternative options

Drive, train  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Axel to Saint-Nicolas / Sint-Niklaas
  2. Take the train from Saint-Nicolas / Sint-Niklaas to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

8€ - 12€

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Axel to Antwerp 45.7 km

5€ - 9€

Axel to Antwerp by buses

The bus journey time between Axel and Antwerp is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 66 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 6m. Operated by Connexxion and De Lijn, the Axel to Antwerp bus service departs from Axel, Nassaustraat and arrives in Antwerpen Van Eedenplein. Typically 67 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 28m
Fastest bus time:
2h 6m
Buses per week:
67
Cheapest price:
5€
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:34
Last bus departs at:
19:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Axel to Antwerp bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Netherlands → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Antwerp is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Antwerp is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Antwerp is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Belgium.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Axel to Antwerp is to line 22 bus and line 93 bus which costs 4€ - 10€ and takes 3h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Axel to Antwerp is to drive which costs 5€ - 9€ and takes 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Axel to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Axel, Nassaustraat and arriving at Antwerpen Van Eedenplein via Hulst Busstation and Sint-Niklaas Station perron 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Axel and Antwerp is 35 km. The road distance is 45.7 km.

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The best way to get from Axel to Antwerp without a car is to line 20 bus and line 22 bus and train which takes 2h 27m and costs 7€ - 14€.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Axel to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Axel to Antwerp bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Hulst Busstation.

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Axel to Antwerp bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Antwerpen Van Eedenplein station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Axel to Antwerp is 46 km. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Axel to Antwerp.

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There are 184+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 34.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Axel, Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a bus from Axel to Antwerp via Hulst Busstation and Sint-Niklaas Station perron 2 in around 3h 13m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Saint-Nicolas / Sint-Niklaas to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
1st Class
7€ - 11€
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Hulst Busstation to Sint-Niklaas Station perron 4
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Bus from Sint-Niklaas Station perron 2 to Antwerpen Van Eedenplein
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€

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