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

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Train  •  43 min

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

6€ - 75€

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Rideshare  •  54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Antwerp 46.5 km

3€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Antwerpen 550 / ...

5€ - 18€

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Antwerp 44.6 km

80€ - 100€

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Antwerp 44.6 km

5€ - 8€

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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 80€ - 100€ and takes 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruxelles, Nord and arriving at Antwerpen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 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 43 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 43 min and costs 6€ - 75€.

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The train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal takes 43 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Brussels to Antwerp bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bruxelles, Nord 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 43 min and costs 6€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 18€ and takes 44 min.

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  • Distance: 41.3 km
  • Duration: 43 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 20 minutes. Tickets cost 6€ - 9€ and the journey takes 43 min. Thalys also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Antwerpen hourly. Tickets cost 12€ - 18€ and the journey takes 44 min. Three other operators also service this route.

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
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
35€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 65€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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, Antwerp
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Blablabus
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€
Schedules at
lasta.rs
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
35 min
Estimated price
80€ - 100€
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
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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Brussels to Antwerp bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Antwerpen 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 35 min to drive from Brussels to Antwerp.

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Book your Brussels to Antwerp bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 567+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at 87€ 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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