How to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||82 miles (132 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$14 - $49|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $14 (€12) • 2 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $49 (€42) • 1 h 51 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCB|
Travel 82 miles (132 km) by bus or train from Amsterdam to Antwerp. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 51 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train 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.
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.
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.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $8 (€7). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar travel travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed travel service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel to Antwerp from Amsterdam, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
There are 2 ways to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp: bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $14 (€12) compared to other travel options to Antwerp:
A bus is $35 (€30) less than a train with an average ticket price of $49 (€42) from Amsterdam to Antwerp.
The fastest way from Amsterdam to Antwerp is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 51 min.
There are alternative travel options to Antwerp that take longer:
Taking a bus requires on average 2 h 30 min of travel time.
Antwerp is approximately 82 miles (132 km) away from Amsterdam.
The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Antwerp is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Amsterdam to Antwerp as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Antwerp:
The following travel companies offer services from Amsterdam to Antwerp:
Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Antwerp with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Antwerp tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.
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