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There are 6 ways to get from Saarbrücken to Antwerp by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Paris l'Est Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central Thalys

€151 - €263

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Bus  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Brussels-North train station N506 / ...

€19 - €26

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Bus, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière L40
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

Bus, train via Arlon  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière L40
  2. Take the train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Antwerp 351.7 km

€35 - €55

Train, fly  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU

€89 - €285

Saarbrücken to Antwerp by train and walk

The journey time between Saarbrücken and Antwerp is around 5h 16m and covers a distance of around 734 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 26m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui and Thalys, the Saarbrücken to Antwerp service departs from Saarbruecken Hbf and arrives in Anvers-Central. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 16m
Fastest journey time:
4h 26m
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€151
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:00
Last service departs at:
21:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Saarbrücken to Antwerp train and walk schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Saarbrücken to Antwerp is to bus, which costs €19 - €27 and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Antwerp is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saarbrücken station to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Saarbrücken bus station and arriving at Antwerpen Zuid Perron 2b via Brussel Noord opstaphalte and Boom Markt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saarbrücken to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Saarbruecken Hbf and arriving at Anvers-Central via Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Antwerp is 289 km. The road distance is 351.7 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 5h 4m and costs €150 - €270.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Saarbrücken to Antwerp, including transfers.

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

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Saarbrücken to Antwerp train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Saarbruecken Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Antwerp is to train which takes 5h 4m and costs €150 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €27 and takes 6h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Saarbrücken to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 288.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 4m

What companies run services between Saarbrücken, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Saarbrücken to Antwerp via Paris l'Est and Paris Nord in around 5h 4m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Brussels-North train station once daily. Tickets cost €17 - €21 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Train operators
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €85
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€9 - €14
Train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €26
1st Class
€27 - €40
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
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
RegioJet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Saarbrücken to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Antwerp is 352 km. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Saarbrücken to Antwerp.

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