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There are 6 ways to get from Rouen to Antwerp by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Rouen Rive Droite to Paris St Lazare Ter
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central Thalys

€105 - €211

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Rouen to Lille 712 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Antwerp

€20 - €26

4 alternative options

Train via Lille  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Rouen Rive Droite to Lille Flandres Ter
  2. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic

€48 - €96

Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Rouen to Lille 712 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Antwerp Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Antwerp > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk

€23 - €29

Drive  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Rouen to Antwerp 377.1 km

€40 - €60

Train, fly  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Rouen Rive Droite to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU

€110 - €340

Rouen to Antwerp by train and walk

The journey time between Rouen and Antwerp is around 4h 30m and covers a distance of around 497 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 5m. Operated by SNCF, Transilien and Thalys, the Rouen to Antwerp service departs from Rouen Rive Droite and arrives in Anvers-Central. Typically 34 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 30m
Fastest journey time:
4h 5m
Services per week:
34
Cheapest price:
€105
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:10
Last service departs at:
21:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rouen to Antwerp train and walk schedules

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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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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from France.

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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
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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 France from Belgium.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rouen to Antwerp is to bus and bus and ferry which costs €19 - €26 and takes 7h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Rouen to Antwerp is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rouen to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Rouen and arriving at Antwerp via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rouen to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Rouen Rive Droite and arriving at Anvers-Central via Haussmann St Lazare and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between Rouen and Antwerp is 306 km. The road distance is 377.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs €100 - €220.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Rouen to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Rouen to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rouen station.

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Rouen to Antwerp train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Rouen Rive Droite station.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Antwerp is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs €100 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €29 and takes 6h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Rouen to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 306.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Rouen, France and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Rouen to Antwerp via Paris St Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, and Paris Nord in around 4h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rouen to Antwerp via Lille in around 6h 45m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rouen Rive Droite to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €26
Rail 1st Class
€26 - €40
Train from Rouen Rive Droite to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
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 Rouen to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
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 Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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Rouen to Antwerp bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Rouen to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Anvers-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rouen to Antwerp is 377 km. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Rouen to Antwerp.

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