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There are 4 ways to get from Maastricht to Antwerp by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Louvain / Leuven Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal L / ...

€20 - €30

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Bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum to Hasselt Station perron 7 45 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Houthalen Park & Ride to Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 5 68

€4 - €8

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Bus, train  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum to Hasselt Station perron 7 45 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hasselt to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

€13 - €18

Drive  •  1h 13m

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Antwerp 109.3 km

€13 - €20

Maastricht to Antwerp by train

The train journey time between Maastricht and Antwerp is around 3h 4m and covers a distance of around 158 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 8m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Maastricht to Antwerp train service departs from Maastricht and arrives in Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Typically 130 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 4m
Fastest train time:
2h 8m
Trains per week:
130
Cheapest price:
€20
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:48
Last train departs at:
23:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Maastricht to Antwerp train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 18, 2021

Netherlands → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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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, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory and South Africa are also restricted

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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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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 citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Vatican
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Maastricht to Antwerp is to bus which costs €3 - €9 and takes 4h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Maastricht to Antwerp is to drive which takes 1h 13m and costs €13 - €20.

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No, there is no direct bus from Maastricht to Antwerp station. However, there are services departing from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum and arriving at Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 5 via Hasselt Station perron 9 and Houthalen Park & Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Maastricht to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Maastricht and arriving at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal via Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins and Louvain / Leuven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Maastricht and Antwerp is 99 km. The road distance is 109.3 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs €20 - €35.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Maastricht to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Maastricht to Antwerp bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum station.

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Maastricht to Antwerp train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Maastricht station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Antwerp is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs €20 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €3 - €9 and takes 4h 26m.

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  • Distance: 99.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Maastricht, Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Maastricht to Antwerp via Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins and Louvain / Leuven in around 2h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maastricht to Antwerp via Hasselt Station perron 9 and Houthalen Park & Ride in around 4h 26m.

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 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
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Mosae Forum/Centrum to Hasselt Station perron 7
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
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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Maastricht to Antwerp bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 5.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Antwerp is 109 km. It takes approximately 1h 13m to drive from Maastricht to Antwerp.

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