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

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Train  •  35 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys / ...

$7 - $35

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Bus  •  50 min

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

$2 - $10

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Antwerp 29.1 miles

$3

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Antwerp 27.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Antwerp 27.9 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Antwerp is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Antwerp is to taxi which costs 100€ - 120€ and takes 34 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Antwerp is 41 km. The road distance is 44.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 35 min and costs 6€ - 30€.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal takes 35 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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Brussels to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Antwerp is to train which takes 35 min and costs 6€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1€ - 9€ and takes 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 25.8 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Antwerp hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 35 min. Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) also services this route every 15 minutes. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Antwerp every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 50 min. CityBusExpress also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Brüssel to Antwerpen Berchem Bushalte
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
citybusexpress.com
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 Brussels to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Brussels to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Limostar
Phone
+32 2 512 01 01
Website
limostar.be

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

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Brussels to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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

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There are 461+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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

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