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There are 11 ways to get from Exeter to Antwerp by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal

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Fly Exeter to Brussels

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Brussels (BRU)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Antwerp

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Antwerp

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Exeter to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Antwerp

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Exeter to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Antwerp

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU)

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU)

Train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU)

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM)
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central

Exeter to Antwerp by train and subway

The journey time between Exeter and Antwerp is around 6h 50m and covers a distance of around 700 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 13m. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 50m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Exeter to Antwerp service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 37m
Layover time:
1h 13m
Total time:
6h 50m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 50m
Journey distance:
700 km
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€180
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:12
Last service departs at:
20:51

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Antwerp train and subway schedules

United Kingdom → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Antwerp is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Antwerp is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Antwerp is to bus which costs £35 - £60 and takes 11h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Antwerp is to train and fly which costs £110 - £250 and takes 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Antwerp via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 36m.

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The distance between Exeter and Antwerp is 558 km.

The best way to get from Exeter to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs £150 - £450.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Exeter to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Exeter to Antwerp bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Antwerp train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Antwerp is to train which takes 6h 36m and costs £150 - £450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £60 and takes 11h 11m, you could also fly, which costs £30 - £140 and takes 8h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 557.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Exeter to Antwerp via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Antwerp via London Victoria Coach Station and Victoria, Green Line Coach Station in around 11h 11m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €310
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Newcastle, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Belfast City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Manchester, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Glasgow, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Edinburgh, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €240
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Jersey, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Newcastle, Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Edinburgh, Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Jersey, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €220
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Exeter to Brussels via Malaga
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €600
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
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
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€110 - €170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€90 - €110
Anytime Day 1st Class
€170 - €250
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
National Express
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Antwerp bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Antwerp is 1h ahead of Exeter. It is currently 9:24 PM in Exeter and 10:24 PM in Antwerp.

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

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Brussels Airlines, Aer Lingus, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 555+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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