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from Antwerp to Amsterdam

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

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To get from Antwerp to Amsterdam on Dec 6 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:10PMAntwerp2h10 08:20PMAmsterdam
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$91One-way
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03:40AMAntwerp2h45 06:25AMAmsterdam
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$20Flixbus
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Dec 6
$47SNCB | IC
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Dec 7
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Dec 9
$35Thalys
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$54Thalys
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Travel Information from Antwerp to Amsterdam

distanceDistance82 miles (132 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 59 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $35 (€29) • 1 h 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or NS International

Take a bus or train to travel 82 miles (132 km) to Amsterdam from Antwerp. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 14 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or NS International among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Antwerp to Amsterdam.

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How to Travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam

There are plenty of ways to reach Amsterdam if you are coming from Antwerp, and any time of day is catered for. There are direct buses and trains between the two cities, although catching a Thalys express will be easily the quickest route to Amsterdam. Flights are an option, although travelers will need to reach Brussels first, making the train a faster option.

Trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam | Buses from Antwerp to Amsterdam | Return trips from Amsterdam to Antwerp

Antwerp to Amsterdam Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€9

2:10 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€35

1:12 h

1 Day Ahead

flight

€245

0:50 h

2 Months Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam?

Cheapest way to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Buses traveling from Antwerp to Amsterdam depart from either Antwerp's Koningin Astridplein or Plantinkaai bus station and take just over 2 hours to arrive at Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station. Bus companies that travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam include Flixbus and Ouibus. Between 4-5 buses travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam per day, with the first bus departing Antwerp at 4:30 a.m.


Fastest way to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam


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Taking a direct flight is technically the fastest way to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam; however, when travel time from Antwerp to Brussels' airport is taken into consideration, taking a high-speed Thalys train is the fastest way to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam. There is 1 high-speed Thalys train departing from Antwerpen Centraal train station at 8:30 a.m. every morning. Thalys trains take approximately 1:12 h to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Alternatively, SNCB Intercity trains depart from Antwerp 4 times per day and take approximately 2 hours to arrive at Amsterdam-Centraal train station.


Most popular way to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam. Buses are almost as fast as taking a SNCB train for traveling from Antwerp to Amsterdam, while being €26 cheaper on average. Alternatively, the price and total travel time required make flying from Antwerp to Amsterdam an inconvienient option. While high-speed Thalys trains are abount an hour faster than taking the bus, they are also significantly more expensive than SNCB trains which feature similar travel times.


How to get from Antwerp to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam, 60,67% 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 Antwerp to Amsterdam 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
Is international travel between Antwerp, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands allowed?

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

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Antwerp restricted?

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

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

  • 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
  • Health declaration required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands 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 12/1/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Antwerp and Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Antwerp, Belgium from Netherlands is: Partially open.

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Antwerp 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
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

Which rules do I need to follow in Antwerp, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium 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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/1/21. 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 Antwerp from Amsterdam here.

How do I travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam?

You can travel to Amsterdam from Antwerp 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Amsterdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $8 (€7) compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

Taking a bus is usually $26 (€22) less than taking a train to Amsterdam, which costs on average $35 (€29) for the same trip.

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

The fastest way from Antwerp to Amsterdam is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 14 min.

There are alternative travel options to Amsterdam that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 59 min   on average.

How far is Amsterdam from Antwerp?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Antwerp to Amsterdam is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Antwerp and in Amsterdam?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Most travelers board their train from Antwerp and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Antwerp to Amsterdam?

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

  • You can travel to Amsterdam from Antwerp by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $8 (€7) with Flixbus from Antwerp to Amsterdam.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from Antwerp by train with NS International. You'll see cheap train tickets for $35 (€29) with NS International from Antwerp to Amsterdam on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Antwerp to Amsterdam?

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

  • You can find around 12 direct trains per day and travel with Thalys or SNCB | IC.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Antwerp to Amsterdam?
Many of our customers traveling from Antwerp to Amsterdam don't make Amsterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Amsterdam are Paris, London or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Amsterdam to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Antwerp and Amsterdam online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $8 (€7) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $35 (€29) one way on average.

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