How to travel from Brussels to Antwerp

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from Brussels to Antwerp

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

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To get from Brussels to Antwerp on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Brussels and Antwerp

distanceDistance25 miles (41 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 25 miles (41 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Brussels to Antwerp. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 44 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). 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 Brussels to Antwerp.

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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Brussels to Antwerp

Travel Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways to travel from Brussels to Antwerp including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Antwerp is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $9 (€8) compared to other travel options to Antwerp:

A bus is generally $2 (€2) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $11 (€10) from Brussels to Antwerp.

The fastest way to get to Antwerp from Brussels is by train with an average travel time of 44 min.

Other travel options to Antwerp can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Antwerp by bus can take on average 45 min.

Antwerp is approximately 25 miles (41 km) away from Brussels.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Antwerp is:

  • 14 buses a day.
  • 91 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Brussels to Antwerp 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 from Brussels to Antwerp:

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

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Antwerp by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Brussels to Antwerp for $9 (€8).
  • SNCB | IC can take you to Antwerp by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCB | IC from Brussels to Antwerp for $11 (€10).

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

  • You'll find 14 direct buses per day with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find around 91 direct trains per day and travel with Thalys or SNCB | IC.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Antwerp as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Antwerp from Brussels.

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

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 are costing $9 (€8) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $11 (€10) one way.

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.

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