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Journey timeFrom 30m
Price$11 - $29.25
Distance41km (25 miles)
Frequency90 trains per day
Departure stationAntwerpen-Centraal
Arrival stationBrussels
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels train times

Check out the next trains departing from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels for mardi 22 oct. 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
13:2513:5934m, direct
13:3314:0835m, direct
13:4814:1931m, direct
13:5514:2934m, direct
14:1914:4930m, direct
14:2514:5934m, direct
14:3315:0835m, direct
14:4815:1931m, direct
14:5515:2934m, direct
15:1915:4930m, direct

SNCB and Thalys trains from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels

You can travel from Antwerpen-Centraal 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 300km/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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels

Train tickets from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels start at €9.40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €10.02.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price9.96
on the day
avg. single price10.02

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 Antwerpen-Centraal 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Antwerpen-Centraal 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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels take?

The average journey time by train between Antwerpen-Centraal and Brussels is 33 minutes, with around 90 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 Antwerpen-Centraal and Brussels by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels is 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels cost?

Train tickets from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels can start from as little as €9.40 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.

Is there a direct train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels without having to change trains. There are 90 direct trains from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels leave?

The first train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels leaves at 00:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels leave?

The last train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels leaves at 23:27. 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 Antwerpen-Centraal and Brussels by train?

Trains travelling from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels cover a distance of around 41km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels to Antwerpen-Centraal. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 05/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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