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Travelling by train from Antwerp to Amsterdam

Diamonds from Antwerp and tulips from Amsterdam, this train route is as sparkly and pretty as both, because what can be less fabulous than a speedy ride on Thalys or NS trains? Especially if you treat yourself to their First Class options, which include free WiFi and a dedicated catering service.

You’ll have plenty of daily services to choose from, just in case you’re moving a little slower with that new diamond necklace on (or from a few too many Belgian fries), and a little over an hour to catch your breath before you arrive in stunning Amsterdam, where more delights in the form of tulips and stroopwafels await. Treat yourself to a multi-city train ride, read our FAQs below and book your train tickets from Antwerp to Amsterdam with us.

Antwerp to Amsterdam by train

It takes an average of 1h 41m to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam by train, over a distance of around 83 miles (133 km). There are normally 45 trains per day travelling from Antwerp to Amsterdam and tickets for this journey start from €21 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 14m
PriceFrom €21
Distance83 miles (133 km)
Frequency45 trains per day
First train06:44
Last train21:50
Departure stationAntwerp
Arrival stationAmsterdam
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Thalys, Flixbus, NS, SNCB

Antwerp to Amsterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Antwerp to Amsterdam for Tuesday 4th October 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:30 12:44 1h 14m, direct
11:44 13:32 1h 48m, 2 changes
11:44 13:35 1h 51m, direct
12:30 13:44 1h 14m, direct
12:44 14:32 1h 48m, 2 changes
12:44 14:35 1h 51m, direct
13:30 14:44 1h 14m, direct
13:44 15:32 1h 48m, 2 changes
13:44 15:35 1h 51m, direct
14:44 16:32 1h 48m, 2 changes

Thalys, NS and SNCB trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam

You can travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam on Thalys, NS and SNCB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

Cheap train tickets from Antwerp to Amsterdam

The price of train tickets from Antwerp to Amsterdam starts at €21 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Antwerp to Amsterdam by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Antwerp to Amsterdam? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Antwerp to Amsterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Antwerp and Amsterdam is 1 hour and 41 minutes, with around 45 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Antwerp and Amsterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Antwerp to Amsterdam is 1 hour and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Antwerp to Amsterdam cost?

Train ticket prices from Antwerp to Amsterdam can start from as little as €21 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Antwerp to Amsterdam?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Antwerp to Amsterdam without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Antwerp to Amsterdam leave?

The first train from Antwerp to Amsterdam leaves at 06:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Antwerp to Amsterdam leave?

The last train from Antwerp to Amsterdam leaves at 21:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Antwerp and Amsterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Antwerp to Amsterdam cover a distance of around 83 miles (133 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Antwerp to Amsterdam.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Antwerp to Amsterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/04/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/26/2022 for travel on 10/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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