From diamonds in Antwerp to royal jewels in London, this route is definitely one for travellers who love buzzing destinations. You’ll start in Antwerp, where architecture dating back to the middle-ages gives every street a photogenic charm. But don’t think there isn’t a modern scene in this city, Antwerp has some fantastic nightlife for you to discover. Good thing the Eurostar’s super comfy (especially if you go Business Premier) carriages will be carrying you to London the next morning. The journey will take around three and a half hours on the fastest services.
Head to the Tower of London if you want to see how the royals do diamonds or you can see London’s own diamond district in Hatton Garden. If you’re happy to settle for a more organic sort of sparkle, then a cruise down the Thames is just the ticket, or perhaps you’d prefer the twinkle of stars, in which case the Greenwich Observatory is a great destination. Of course, just walking around central London from Piccadilly Circus to Bond Street and into Carnaby Street will give you plenty of pretty to marvel at, and to eat, with lots of stylish eateries located along the way. Scroll down for more information on this route, including train times and FAQs.
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).
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 London by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Antwerp and London is 10 hours and 16 minutes, with around 7 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Antwerp to London is 3 hours and 42 minutes.
Train tickets from Antwerp to London can start from as little as €66.40 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Antwerp to London. Travelling from Antwerp to London by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Antwerp to London leaves at 07:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Antwerp to London leaves at 19:01. 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.
Trains travelling from Antwerp to London cover a distance of around 194 miles (313 km) during the journey.