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There are 5 ways to get from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Line 30 bus, train  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the line 30 bus from Beek, Vista Maastricht Airport to Maastricht, Station Perron F 30
  2. Take the train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal L / ...

26€ - 38€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Hasselt Station perron 10 20a / ...
  2. Take the bus from Houthalen Park & Ride to Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 5 68

9€ - 16€

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Meerssen to Aachen Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

48€ - 70€

Bus, train  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Hasselt Station perron 10 20a / ...
  2. Take the train from Hasselt to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

18€ - 26€

Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp 116.7 km

14€ - 22€

Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp by bus and train

The journey time between Maastricht Airport (MST) and Antwerp is around 3h 35m and covers a distance of around 185 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 14m. Operated by Arriva NL and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp service departs from Beek, Vista Maastricht Airport and arrives in Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Typically 70 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 35m
Fastest journey time:
3h 14m
Services per week:
70
Cheapest price:
26€
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:54
Last service departs at:
19:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp bus and train schedules

Departing Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Netherlands → Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • 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 applies to arrivals from Netherlands
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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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 Netherlands from Belgium.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp is to bus, which costs 9€ - 16€ and takes 5h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp is to drive which costs 14€ - 22€ and takes 1h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp station. However, there are services departing from Beek, Vista Maastricht Airport and arriving at Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 5 via Maastricht Station perron D, Hasselt Station perron 9 and Houthalen Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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The distance between Maastricht Airport (MST) and Antwerp is 101 km. The road distance is 116.7 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp without a car is to line 30 bus and train which takes 3h 50m and costs 26€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Maastricht Station perron D.

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The best way to get from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 16€ and takes 5h 21m.

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Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 5.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp is 117 km. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp.

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  • Distance: 101.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Maastricht Airport (MST), Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp via Meerssen, Station Arriva, Meerssen, Aachen Hbf, and Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord in around 4h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maastricht Airport (MST) to Antwerp via Maastricht Station perron D, Hasselt Station perron 9, and Houthalen Park & Ride in around 5h 21m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
1st Class
7€ - 12€
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
12€ - 18€
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
1st Class
11€ - 16€
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€
Train from Hasselt to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Meerssen to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Meerssen to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
arriva.nl
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Beek, Vista Maastricht Airport to Maastricht, Station Perron F
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 7€
Website
arriva.nl
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Hasselt Station perron 10
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Bus from Houthalen Park & Ride to Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 5
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€

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