How to travel from Antwerp to Brussels

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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 Dec 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Antwerp and Brussels

distanceDistance25 miles (41 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $10
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $4 (€4) • 45 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $4 (€4) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 25 miles (41 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Antwerp to Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $4 (€4). 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Antwerp to Brussels

Travel Tips: 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.

You can travel from Antwerp to Brussels 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Antwerp to Brussels is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $4 (€4) compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A bus is generally $6 (€6) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $10 (€10) from Antwerp to Brussels.

The quickest way to travel to Brussels from Antwerp is by bus, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Brussels by train can take on average 46 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Antwerp to Brussels is:

  • 16 buses per day.
  • 93 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel to Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Antwerp and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Antwerp to Brussels, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Brussels by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Antwerp to Brussels for $4 (€4) on Omio.
  • SNCB | IC can get you to Brussels by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCB | IC from Antwerp to Brussels for $10 (€10) on Omio.

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

  • You can find 16 direct buses per day to take to Brussels with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find 91 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 route.

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 or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or London from Brussels, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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 on average $4 (€4) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $10 (€10) one way on average.

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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