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

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Recommended option

Bus and ferry  •  46 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Antwerp

€1 - €3

4 alternative options

Train  •  50 min

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

€7 - €12

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 Flanders by train and tram

The journey time between Brussels and Flanders is around 59 min and covers a distance of around 45 km. The fastest journey normally takes 42 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and De Lijn, the Brussels to Flanders service departs from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord and arrives in Antwerpen Groenplaats Metro. Typically 608 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
59 min
Fastest journey time:
42 min
Services per week:
608
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:08
Last service departs at:
23:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Flanders train and tram schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Monday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Brussels → Flanders
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Brussels to Flanders 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 Flanders is to taxi which costs €100 - €130 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Flanders. However, there are services departing from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord and arriving at Antwerpen Groenplaats Metro via Antwerpen Diamant Metro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 50 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Flanders is 20 km. The road distance is 45 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Flanders without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 46 min and costs €1 - €3.

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The bus and ferry from Brussels to Antwerp takes 46 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Brussels to Flanders bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Brussels station.

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

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Brussels to Flanders bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Flanders.
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  • Distance: 19.7 km
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Brussels to Antwerp twice a week. Tickets cost €1 - €3 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, 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 42 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
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Bus operators
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 Flanders 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 Flanders is 45 km. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Brussels to Flanders.

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

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