How to travel from Brussels to Antwerp

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Travel Information between Brussels and Antwerp

distanceDistance25 miles (41 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$3 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 40 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or PKP Intercity

Travel 25 miles (41 km) by train or bus from Brussels to Antwerp. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or PKP Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Brussels to Antwerp.

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from Brussels to Antwerp

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Brussels to Antwerp is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
09:50AM0h45
Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
10:35AMAntwerpen, Borsbeekbrugg
$51One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
09:50AM0h45
Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
10:35AMAntwerpen, Borsbeekbrugg
$51One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
05:00PM0h40
Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
05:40PMAntwerp
$61One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCB | IC
08:49AM0h46
Brussels-Midi
09:35AMAntwerp-Central
$141One-way
0 transfers
SNCB | IC
08:18AM0h47
Brussels-Midi
09:05AMAntwerp-Central
$141One-way
0 transfers
SNCB | IC
08:45AM0h57
Brussels-Midi
09:42AMAntwerp-Central
$141One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:45AM0h55
Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
12:40PMAntwerp
$51One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:25AM1h00
Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
12:25PMAntwerp
$61One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:15AM1h10
Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
10:25AMAntwerp
$71One-way
0 transfers

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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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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Brussels to Antwerp

Travel on Eurostar and FlixBus travel between Brussels and Antwerp at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar travel travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed travel service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel between Brussels and Antwerp in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel from Brussels to Antwerp, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Brussels to Antwerp

      FAQs: 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

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

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

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Brussels to Antwerp:

      A bus is $9 (€8) less than a train with an average ticket price of $13 (€11) from Brussels to Antwerp.

      The fastest way to get to Antwerp from Brussels is by bus with an average travel time of 40 min.

      Other travel options to Antwerp take longer:

      Train takes 45 min on average.

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

      The average frequency per day from Brussels to Antwerp is:

      • Around 11 buses per day.
      • 50 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Antwerp from Brussels as scheduled services by train or bus 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.
      • Trains mostly leave from Brussels-Midi and tend to arrive in Antwerp-Central.

      The following travel companies offer services from Brussels to Antwerp:

      • Travel with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or Infobus for buses to Antwerp. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Brussels to Antwerp tickets on Omio for $3 (€3).
      • PKP Intercity, BSB, Regional, Eurostar or SNCB can take you to Antwerp by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCB from Brussels to Antwerp for $13 (€11).

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

      • You can find 11 direct buses per day to take to Antwerp with FlixBus.
      • You can find 50 direct trains per day to Antwerp with SNCB.

      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.

      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, London or Rotterdam, 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!
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