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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  50 min

  1. N136 / ...

$2 - $50

4 alternative options

Train  •  46 min

  1. Intercity / ...

$7 - $35

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. 27.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  34 min

  1. 27.9 miles

$5 - $9

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. 29.1 miles

$3

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Antwerp 4 times a day. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 50 min. CityBusExpress also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Antwerp every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 46 min. Thalys also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles 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
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Bus from Brüssel to Antwerpen Berchem Bushalte
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Antwerp is 41 km. The road distance is 45 km.

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

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Antwerpen Centraal. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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

The bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Antwerp takes 50 min including transfers and departs every two hours.