How to travel from Antwerp to Brussels

Sat, Jul 20
+ Add return
QR-Code
Scan to get our free app
Use our app to get live travel updates and book mobile tickets for trains, buses, flights, and ferries.
App Store
rate4.9
42K ratings
Google Play
rate4.6
136K reviews

Travel Information from Antwerp to Brussels

distanceDistance25 miles (41 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$3 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 40 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or PKP Intercity

Take a train or bus to travel 25 miles (41 km) to Brussels from Antwerp. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or PKP Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Antwerp to Brussels.

Travel options
from Antwerp to Brussels

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Antwerp to Brussels is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
10:10AM0h50
Antwerp
11:00AMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$61One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
10:10AM0h50
Antwerp
11:00AMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$61One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
10:45AM0h40
Antwerp
11:25AMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$131One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCB | IC
09:39AM0h53
Antwerp-Central
10:32AMBrussels-Midi
$141One-way
0 transfers
SNCB | IC
09:19AM0h57
Antwerp-Central
10:16AMBrussels-Midi
$141One-way
0 transfers
SNCB | IC
09:03AM1h01
Antwerp-Berchem
10:04AMBrussels-Midi
$141One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
10:50AM0h45
Antwerpen, Borsbeekbrugg
11:35AMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$91One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
10:40AM1h20
Antwerp
12:00PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$81One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:40AM0h45
Antwerpen, Borsbeekbrugg
12:25PMBrussels
$61One-way
0 transfers

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, flight, and ferry .

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
Jul 20
Sun
Jul 21
Mon
Jul 22
Tue
Jul 23
Wed
Jul 24
Thu
Jul 25
Fri
Jul 26
Sat
Jul 27
Sun
Jul 28
Mon
Jul 29
Tue
Jul 30
Wed
Jul 31
Thu
Aug 01
Fri
Aug 02
Sat
Aug 03
Sun
Aug 04
Mon
Aug 05
Tue
Aug 06
Wed
Aug 07
Thu
Aug 08
Fri
Aug 09

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.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from Antwerp to Brussels. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

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.

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Antwerp to Brussels

Find the best trip between Antwerp and Brussels with FlixBus and Eurostar. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

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 between Antwerp and Brussels in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel between Antwerp and Brussels, 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).

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Antwerp to Brussels

      FAQs: Travel to Brussels easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Antwerp to Brussels.
      FAQs

      There are 2 travel options from Antwerp to Brussels. You can take a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel from Antwerp to Brussels is a bus with an average price of $3 (€3).

      This is compared to other travel options from Antwerp to Brussels:

      Taking a bus costs $9 (€8) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $13 (€11).

      The fastest way to get to Brussels from Antwerp is by bus with an average travel time of 40 min.

      Other travel options to Brussels take longer:

      Taking a train requires on average 40 min of travel time.

      The Antwerp to Brussels distance is around 25 miles (41 km).

      The average frequency per day from Antwerp to Brussels is:

      • 12 buses per day.
      • 50 trains per day.

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

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

      • Buses mostly depart from Antwerp and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
      • Trains mostly depart from Antwerp-Central and arrive in Brussels-Midi.

      The following travel companies offer services from Antwerp to Brussels:

      • FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or Infobus can take you to Brussels by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Antwerp to Brussels for $3 (€3).
      • Travel with PKP Intercity, BSB, Regional, Eurostar or SNCB for trains to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCB Antwerp to Brussels tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).

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

      • You'll find 12 direct buses a day to Brussels with FlixBus.
      • You can find 50 direct trains per day to Brussels with SNCB.

      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.

      Looking to extend your trip from Antwerp to Brussels? Many Omio customers who go from Antwerp to Brussels usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam, Bruges, London or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam, Bruges, London or Berlin from Brussels, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

      Travelling from Antwerp to Brussels: related information

      Here are some other resources that might have the information you need

      HomeTravelTravel to BelgiumTravel to BrusselsHow to travel from Antwerp to Brussels

      The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

      We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

      ios-badge
      android-badge
      Hand With Phone
      More routes, destinations and providers
      Currency
      Language