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from Antwerp to Brussels

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

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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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Nov 30
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Travel Information from Antwerp to Brussels

distanceDistance25 miles (41 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $4 (€3) • 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus 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.

Travel from Antwerp to Brussels: Journey Details

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.

How to get from Antwerp to Brussels

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Antwerp to Brussels, 97,08% 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 Brussels 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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Trains from Antwerp to Brussels

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.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Antwerp to Brussels?

You can travel between Antwerp and Brussels 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

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.

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

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.

What is the distance between Antwerp and Brussels?

You should expect to travel around 25 miles (41 km) between Antwerp and Brussels.

How many services a day are there to Brussels from Antwerp?

The average frequency per day from Antwerp to Brussels is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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.

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Antwerp at Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel and arrive in Brussels at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Trains most often depart from Antwerp at Antwerp and arrive in Brussels at Bruxelles-Midi.
Which travel companies can get me from Antwerp to Brussels?

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

  • You can travel from Antwerp to Brussels by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $4 (€3) with Flixbus from Antwerp to Brussels.
  • You can take a train from Antwerp to Brussels with SNCB | IC. Cheap tickets can be found for $12 (€10) with SNCB | IC from Antwerp to Brussels.
Can I travel directly to Brussels from Antwerp?

Yes, there are direct routes from Antwerp to Brussels with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Brussels with Thalys or SNCB | IC.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel to Brussels from Antwerp?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Antwerp to Brussels often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Antwerp and Brussels itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Brussels and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Antwerp to Brussels tickets online to score the best deals?

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:

  • Bus tickets cost $4 (€3) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $12 (€10) one way.

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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