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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?

There are 2 ways to get from Brussels to Antwerp: bus or train.

What is the distance from Brussels to Antwerp?

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Brussels and in Antwerp?

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

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

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.
Is there a direct service from Brussels to Antwerp?

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

  • You can find a direct train to Antwerp with 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 route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Brussels to Antwerp?
Many of our customers traveling from Brussels to Antwerp don't make Antwerp their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Antwerp are Amsterdam, Paris or London, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Antwerp to any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Brussels to Antwerp online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Brussels to Antwerp, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

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

However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Antwerp online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the cheapest way to go from Brussels to Antwerp?

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

This is compared to other travel options to Antwerp:

Taking a bus is usually $8 (€7) less than taking a train to Antwerp, which costs on average $12 (€10) for the same trip.

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

The fastest way from Brussels to Antwerp is by train with an average journey time of 46 min.

There are alternative travel options to Antwerp that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 55 min.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Antwerp
Bruselas
Amenities
Brüssel Gare Central
Amenities
Bruxelles-Central
Amenities
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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.