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There are 4 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station by train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 3m

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

€85 - €170

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Train via Brussels  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

€84 - €230

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 15m

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station 339.2 km

€35 - €55

Fly  •  4h 27m

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

€90 - €299

Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station by train

The train journey time between Gare du Nord and Antwerpen-Centraal Station is around 2h 3m and covers a distance of around 355 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 2m. Operated by Thalys, the Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station train service departs from Paris Nord 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 3m
Fastest train time:
2h 2m
Trains per week:
40
Cheapest price:
€85
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:53
Last train departs at:
20:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Antwerpen-Centraal Station is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Antwerpen-Centraal Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Antwerpen-Centraal Station is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station is to train which costs €85 - €170 and takes 2h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Anvers-Central. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 3m.

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The distance between Gare du Nord and Antwerpen-Centraal Station is 299 km. The road distance is 339.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs €85 - €170.

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The train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central takes 2h 3m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station is to train which takes 2h 3m and costs €85 - €170. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €90 - €300 and takes 4h 27m.

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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 du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Anvers-Central station.

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Map of how to get from Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station.
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  • Distance: 298.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 3m

What companies run services between Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France and Antwerpen-Centraal Station, Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central every 4 hours. Tickets cost €85 - €170 and the journey takes 2h 3m. Alternatively, Brussels Airlines flies from Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station twice daily.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €170
Website
Thalys
Standard
€85 - €120
Comfort
€95 - €130
Premium
€120 - €170
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €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 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€9 - €14

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station is 339 km. It takes approximately 3h 15m to drive from Gare du Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Station.

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