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How to travel from Antwerp to Brussels by train

Thinking about taking the train from Antwerp to Brussels? We’ve got you covered.

The train from Antwerp to Brussels usually takes around 28m to travel 26 miles (42 km). You can expect to find 77 trains per day running on this popular route. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Both Thalys and SNCB operate on this route. The fastest journey time from Antwerp to Brussels on a Thalys or SNCB train is 25m.

To help you get the best train deals, we’ll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Antwerp to Brussels in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you’ll save!

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Antwerp to Brussels by train

It takes an average of 54m to travel from Antwerp to Brussels by train, over a distance of around 26 miles (42 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Antwerp to Brussels and tickets for this journey start from €9.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 35m
PriceFrom €9.50
Distance26 miles (42 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train10:49
Last train15:06
Departure stationAntwerp
Arrival stationBrussels
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, SNCB, Thalys

Antwerp to Brussels train times

Check out the next trains departing from Antwerp to Brussels for Tuesday 3rd August 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:33 12:08 35m, direct
11:54 12:41 47m, direct
12:06 13:03 57m, direct
12:25 13:11 46m, direct
12:39 13:57 1h 18m, direct
12:49 13:57 1h 8m, 1 change
13:06 14:03 57m, direct
13:25 14:11 46m, direct
13:54 14:41 47m, direct
14:06 15:05 59m, direct

SNCB and Thalys trains from Antwerp to Brussels

You can travel from Antwerp to Brussels on SNCB and Thalys 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.

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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Antwerp to Brussels

The price of train tickets from Antwerp to Brussels starts at €9.50 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 Brussels 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 Brussels? 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 Brussels take?

The average journey time by train between Antwerp and Brussels is 54 minutes, with around 15 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 Brussels by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Antwerp to Brussels is 35 minutes.

How much does the train from Antwerp to Brussels cost?

Train ticket prices from Antwerp to Brussels can start from as little as €9.50 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 Brussels?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Antwerp to Brussels without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Antwerp to Brussels 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 Brussels leave?

The first train from Antwerp to Brussels leaves at 10:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Antwerp to Brussels leaves at 15:06. 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 Brussels by train?

Trains travelling from Antwerp to Brussels cover a distance of around 26 miles (42 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels to Antwerp. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Antwerp to Brussels.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Antwerp to Brussels for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/03/2021. 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 07/20/2021 for travel on 07/20/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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