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from Amsterdam to Antwerp

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

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Antwerp on Sep 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00AMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk2h10 09:10AMAntwerp
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$91One-way
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07:00AMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk2h10 09:10AMAntwerp
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$91One-way
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10:15PMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk2h50 01:05AMAntwerp
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$91One-way

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Thu
Sep 23
$36Thalys
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Sep 24
$48NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Sep 25
$48NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Sep 26
$48NS International
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Sep 27
$48NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Sep 28
$48NS International
$11Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$48NS International
$11Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$25NS International
$9Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$32NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Oct 2
$32NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Oct 3
$32NS International
$11BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Oct 4
$25NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Oct 5
$25NS International
$9Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$25NS International
$9Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
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$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Fri
Oct 8
$32NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sat
Oct 9
$32NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Sun
Oct 10
$32NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Mon
Oct 11
$25NS International
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
Tue
Oct 12
$25NS International
$9Flixbus
Wed
Oct 13
$25NS International
$9Flixbus

Travel Information from Amsterdam to Antwerp

distanceDistance82 miles (132 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€30) • 1 h 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 82 miles (132 km) by bus or train between Amsterdam and Antwerp. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Amsterdam to Antwerp.

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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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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Belgium due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Amsterdam to Antwerp?

Travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Antwerp, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Antwerp from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Antwerp, Belgium from Amsterdam?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Antwerp, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Amsterdam and Antwerp closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Antwerp, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Antwerp restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Antwerp?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 9/22/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Antwerp closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp?

There are 2 ways to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp: bus or train.

How do I get from Amsterdam to Antwerp the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Antwerp from Amsterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Antwerp:

Taking a bus is usually $28 (€23) less than taking a train to Antwerp, which costs on average $37 (€30) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Antwerp?

The quickest way to travel to Antwerp from Amsterdam is by train, which takes on average 1 h 48 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 10 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Amsterdam and Antwerp?

Antwerp is approximately 82 miles (132 km) away from Amsterdam.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Amsterdam to Antwerp?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Antwerp is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Amsterdam? Where do I arrive in Antwerp?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel.
  • Most travelers board their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Antwerp.
Which travel operators can get me to Antwerp from Amsterdam?

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

  • You can travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $9 (€7) with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Antwerp.
  • You can go to Antwerp from Amsterdam by train with SNCB | IC. You'll see cheap train tickets for $37 (€30) with SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Antwerp on Omio.
Can I find a direct route to Antwerp from Amsterdam?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with Thalys or NS International with 5 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 between Amsterdam and Antwerp.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip 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.
How early should I purchase tickets to Antwerp from Amsterdam online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Antwerp, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $9 (€7) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $37 (€30) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Antwerp tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Antwerp
Amsterdam City Centre
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Amsterdam Centraal
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Refreshments
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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