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There are 6 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central Thalys

€87 - €173

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Antwerp BlaBlaCar Bus

€13 - €16

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Brussels-North train station 801 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

€23 - €29

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp 343.8 km

€35 - €55

Fly to Brussels  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU

€92 - €302

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CDG - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

€141 - €279

Gare de Lyon to Antwerp by train

The train journey time between Gare de Lyon and Antwerp is around 2h 22m and covers a distance of around 360 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 14m. Operated by Transilien and Thalys, the Gare de Lyon to Antwerp train service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Anvers-Central. Typically 40 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 22m
Fastest train time:
2h 14m
Trains per week:
40
Cheapest price:
€87
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:28
Last train departs at:
20:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Antwerp train schedules

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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.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp is to bus which costs €13 - €16 and takes 5h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp is to train which costs €85 - €180 and takes 3h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Anvers-Central via Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 9m.

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It is 301 km from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp. It is approximately 343.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 3h 9m and costs €85 - €180.

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It takes approximately 3h 9m to get from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Antwerp bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Gare de Lyon to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp is to train which takes 3h 9m and costs €85 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €16 and takes 5h 34m, you could also fly, which costs €90 - €310 and takes 4h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 301.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 9m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Antwerp, Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central every 2 hours. Tickets cost €85 - €170 and the journey takes 2h 2m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Antwerp once daily. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €280
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €230
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €170
Website
Thalys
Standard
€85 - €120
Comfort
€95 - €130
Premium
€120 - €170
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
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
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 Paris to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Gare de Lyon to Antwerp bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Gare de Lyon to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Anvers-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Antwerp is 344 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Antwerp.

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