You can get from Antwerp to Brussels by train, bus or flight.
To get from Antwerp to Brussels on Nov 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||25 miles (41 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$4 - $12|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $4 (€3) • 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $12 (€10) • 46 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or SNCB | IC|
Travel 25 miles (41 km) by bus or train from Antwerp to Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Antwerp to Brussels.
Antwerp and Brussels are so close together (45 kilometers) that flying isn't an option, and Belgians tend not to travel between cities by bus. That leaves the country's excellent train network as the only option. That's not a problem though, as SNCB operates a regular service between the two cities that takes just over an hour to reach Brussels. Alternatives could include renting a car, taxis or a car pool firm like Bla Bla Car.
Return trips from Brussels to Antwerp are also available.
Catching the train is the only realistic way to travel between Antwerp and Brussels, and it is fast, comfortable and convenient. All trains from Antwerp to Brussels are operated by SNCB, the Belgian national rail firm, and the fastest services take only 46 minutes to reach their destination. Timetables start at 4:35 a.m. and continue until after midnight, with at least one train per hour to choose from. Not all trains are express services, however, so check before you book to make sure you catch the fastest possible connection. All trains depart from Antwerp Centraal, which is right in the center of town, next to the city zoo. If you are arriving by plane, there is also a stop at Antwerpen-Berchem, which is served by Antwerp to Brussels trains. When you get to Brussels, all trains terminate at Brussels-Midi. From there, you can catch a further train to Brussels Centraal, or take a cab to Grand Place - which is in the middle of downtown Brussels. There are also onward rail connections to Brussels Airport, and Eurostar services to London or Paris.
You can travel between Antwerp and Brussels 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to go to Brussels from Antwerp is by taking a bus, which costs on average $4 (€3).
This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:
Taking a bus is usually $8 (€7) less than taking a train to Brussels, which costs on average $12 (€10) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Antwerp to Brussels is by train with an average journey time of 46 min.
There are alternative travel options to Brussels that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Brussels by bus can take on average 50 min.
You should expect to travel around 25 miles (41 km) between Antwerp and Brussels.
The average frequency per day from Antwerp to Brussels is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Antwerp and Brussels 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 Antwerp to Brussels:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Antwerp to Brussels with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Brussels 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 trip.
When planning your trip from Antwerp to Brussels, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Antwerp to Brussels online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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