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The train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal usually takes 1 hour 41 minutes on average to travel 83 miles (134 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 1 hour 14 minutes. You can expect to find 47 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Amsterdam-Centraal, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can choose to travel with Thalys, NS or SNCB to get to Amsterdam-Centraal. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €21.00.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Amsterdam-Centraal, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
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.
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.
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.
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 Antwerpen-Centraal and Amsterdam-Centraal is 1 hour and 41 minutes, with around 47 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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal is 1 hour and 14 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 06:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal 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.
Trains travelling from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam-Centraal cover a distance of around 83 miles (134 km) during the journey.