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from Brussels to Antwerp

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Travel Information to Antwerp from Brussels

distanceDistance25 miles (41 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $4 (€3) • 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $12 (€10) • 44 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a bus or train to travel 25 miles (41 km) 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 $4 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Brussels to Antwerp?

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

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

The cheapest way to go to Antwerp from Brussels is by taking a bus, which costs on average $4 (€3).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Antwerp:

Taking a bus is about $8 (€7) less than taking a train, which costs on average $12 (€10) for this route.

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

The quickest way to travel to Antwerp from Brussels is by train, which takes on average 44 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Antwerp by bus can take on average 50 min.

What is the distance from Brussels to Antwerp?

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

How many services a day are there from Brussels to Antwerp?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Antwerp is:

  • 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.

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

Which travel companies can get me from Brussels to 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:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Antwerp. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Brussels to Antwerp tickets on Omio for $4 (€3).
  • Travel with SNCB | IC for trains to Antwerp. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCB | IC Brussels to Antwerp tickets on Omio for $12 (€10).

Is there a direct service from Brussels to Antwerp?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.

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 popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Brussels to Antwerp?

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.

How early should I purchase Brussels to Antwerp tickets 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 are costing on average $4 (€3) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $12 (€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.