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

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Train  •  34 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

$7 - $15

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Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Antwerp 817 / ...

$2 - $50

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 - $150

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 train which costs 6€ - 13€ 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 five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 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 34 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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The train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal takes 34 min including transfers and departs every 20 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 Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Antwerp is to train which takes 34 min and costs 6€ - 13€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2€ - 45€ and takes 1 h 15 min.

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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 Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 25.8 miles
  • Duration: 34 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Antwerp every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 34 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Antwerp every 3 hours. Tickets cost $3 - $6 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
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
$7 - $11
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 - $150
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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