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There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Antwerp by train, bus, bus and ferry, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  45 min

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

6€ - 9€

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Bus and ferry  •  46 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Antwerp

1€ - 3€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North Train Station to Antwerpen Van Stralenstr. Belgrade - Antwerpen - Amsterdam

2€ - 4€

Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Antwerp 46.5 km

3€

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Antwerp 45 km

100€ - 130€

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Antwerp 45 km

4€ - 7€

Brussels to Antwerp by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Antwerp is around 48 min and covers a distance of around 44 km. The fastest train normally takes 33 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Brussels to Antwerp train service departs from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord and arrives in Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Typically 798 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Antwerp train schedules

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

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The social distance requirement in Antwerp is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Brussels to Antwerp is to bus and ferry, which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Antwerp is to taxi which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels North Train Station station and arriving at Antwerpen Van Stralenstr.. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord and arriving at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 45 min and costs 6€ - 9€.

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The train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal takes 45 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Brussels to Antwerp bus services, operated by Lasta, depart from Brussels North Train Station.

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Brussels to Antwerp train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Antwerp is to train which takes 45 min and costs 6€ - 9€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2€ - 4€ and takes 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 41.3 km
  • Duration: 45 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal every 15 minutes. Tickets cost 6€ - 9€ and the journey takes 45 min. Alternatively, Lasta operates a bus from Brussels North Train Station to Antwerpen Van Stralenstr. twice a week. Tickets cost 2€ - 4€ and the journey takes 45 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Bus operators
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Brussels North Train Station to Antwerpen Van Stralenstr.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Lasta
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 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
38 min
Estimated price
100€ - 130€
Your Private Driver
Phone
+32 466 24 16 94
Website
yourprivatedriver.be
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 06 5
Website
viabrussels.com
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Prestige DRIVER
Phone
+32 493 84 65 91
Website
prestigedriver.be
Gentle car service
Phone
+32 497 11 17 61
Website
taxi-aeroports.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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Brussels to Antwerp bus services, operated by Lasta, arrive at Antwerpen Van Stralenstr. station.

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Brussels to Antwerp train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Antwerp is 45 km. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Brussels to Antwerp.

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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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