How to travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp

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from Amsterdam to Antwerp

You can get from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Antwerp on Oct 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Antwerp

distanceDistance82 miles (132 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $79
fastestFastest modeTrain • $79 (€76) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 82 miles (132 km) to Antwerp from Amsterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Amsterdam to Antwerp.

General Information about the journey from Amsterdam to Antwerp

Getting to Antwerp from Amsterdam is simple and fast, with excellent bus and train services for travelers to choose from. Buses can take 2-3 hours and Thalys trains are often even faster, allowing travelers to be at Antwerp Centraal in little over an hour. There are even flights via Brussels if you prefer to travel by plane, although the total journey time will almost always be longer than buses or trains.

Buses from Amsterdam to Antwerp

There are plenty of direct bus connections to Antwerp from Amsterdam, with companies including Flixbus, Infobus, Megabus and Ouibus. The journey takes around 2 hours 30 minutes in most cases, though this can rise to almost 4 hours, so check the schedule. Buses leave from Sloterdijk Station and usually arrive at Plantinkaai next to the river Scheldt near the center of town.

Trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp

Rail services between the Dutch capital and Antwerp are provided by NS International and Thalys, and there are at least three departures every hour, 7 days a week. Thalys trains can take as little as 1 hour 15 minutes, but others can take almost 3 hours to reach Antwerp. All of them depart from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive at Antwerp Centraal, a convenient place to start exploring the city center. All trains travel direct to Antwerp, and no changes are needed.

How to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp, 57,28% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp

Travel Tips: Travel to Antwerp easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Antwerp.

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Antwerp, Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Antwerp if traveling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Antwerp, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 10/3/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Amsterdam and Antwerp.

The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Amsterdam, Netherlands from Antwerp, Belgium?

Reentering Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Amsterdam from Antwerp?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 10/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Amsterdam from Antwerp here.

You can travel to Antwerp from Amsterdam 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $7 (€7) compared to other travel options to Antwerp:

A flight is generally $6 (€6) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $14 (€13) from Amsterdam to Antwerp.

Taking a flight is usually $72 (€69) less than taking a train to Antwerp, which costs on average $79 (€76) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Antwerp from Amsterdam is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Antwerp can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

The distance from Amsterdam to Antwerp is approximately 82 miles (132 km).

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Antwerp is:

  • Around 13 buses per day.
  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Antwerp from Amsterdam as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Antwerp:

  • Buses mostly leave from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and tend to arrive in Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel.
  • Flights most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Antwerp at Antwerp International Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Amsterdam Centraal and tend to arrive in Antwerp.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Antwerp:

  • You can travel by bus to Antwerp from Amsterdam with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Amsterdam to Antwerp tickets for $14 (€13) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp with Thalys. Cheap tickets can be found for $79 (€76) with Thalys from Amsterdam to Antwerp.

Yes, there are direct services available from Amsterdam to Antwerp with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus with 10 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Thalys or NS International with 8 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Antwerp as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Amsterdam to Antwerp.

Omio customers who travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp often also extend their vacation to go to Brussels, Paris or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Antwerp and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Amsterdam to Antwerp, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $14 (€13) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $7 (€7) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $79 (€76) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Antwerp online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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