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from Brussels to Antwerp

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

Our recommendation

To get from Brussels to Antwerp on Sep 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Sun
Sep 19
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
$12SNCB | IC
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Thu
Sep 23
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
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Sep 25
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
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Sat
Oct 2
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$12SNCB | IC
$4Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$12SNCB | IC
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Thu
Oct 7
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Fri
Oct 8
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Oct 9
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Travel Information between Brussels and Antwerp

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 to Antwerp from 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 trip are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Brussels to Antwerp.

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Travel from Brussels to Antwerp: Journey Details

The distance between Brussels and Antwerp is 56 kilometers. This makes it possible to reach your destination in as little as 30 minutes. There are a variety of transportation options from Brussels to Antwerp. These two cities are too close to each other to opt for air travel.

Return trips from Antwerp to Brussels are also available.

How to get from Brussels to Antwerp

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Brussels to Antwerp, 95,09% 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 Brussels to Antwerp 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 Brussels to Antwerp

There are frequent trains from Brussels to Antwerp. Trains depart from Brussels North station and arrive at Antwerpen-Berchem. This is a direct and very quick journey, lasting just 30 to 45 minutes. The shortest trips are 26 minutes. There are early morning and later bus trips available. Trains are provided by Thalys and SNCB and depart from Brussels Midi and arrive at Antwerpen Central Station.

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

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

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

The cheapest way to travel between Brussels and Antwerp is by taking a bus with an average price of $4 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Antwerp:

A bus is generally $8 (€7) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $12 (€10) from Brussels to Antwerp.

What is the fastest way to travel to Antwerp from Brussels?

The quickest way to travel between Brussels and Antwerp is by train, which takes on average 46 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 50 min.

How many miles from Brussels to Antwerp would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Antwerp is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling from Brussels to Antwerp, where do I depart from Brussels and where do I arrive in Antwerp?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and tend to arrive in Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel.
  • Trains from Brussels to Antwerp most often leave from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Antwerp.
Who can get me from Brussels to Antwerp?

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

  • You can travel by bus between Brussels and Antwerp with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Brussels to Antwerp tickets for $4 (€3) on Omio.
  • You can go to Antwerp from Brussels by train with SNCB | IC. You'll see cheap train tickets for $12 (€10) with SNCB | IC from Brussels to Antwerp on Omio.
Can I find a direct route from Brussels to Antwerp?

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

  • You'll find 25 direct trains a day to Antwerp with Thalys or SNCB | IC.

Direct services to Antwerp 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.

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

Before traveling from Brussels to Antwerp, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $4 (€3) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $12 (€10) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Brussels to Antwerp tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Antwerp
Bruselas
Amenities
Brüssel Gare Central
Amenities
Bruxelles-Central
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 3, 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.