Making your way from Brussels Airport to Antwerp? Hop on a direct train and you’ll find yourself in the centre of the charming Belgian city in just 25 minutes. SNCB runs daily direct services on their Intercity trains so there’s no need to spend on costly taxi transfers. Needless to say, the train is the more eco-friendly travel option.
Arrive into the heart of the pretty port city and spend your time strolling through the many museums and atmospheric cobble-stoned streets. It’s close enough for an easy day trip from Brussels.
Need a little more information to help plan your trip? Read on for the FAQs and timings for this popular route.
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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Antwerp is 37 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp is 30 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp can start from as little as €13.80 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp leaves at 10:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp leaves at 15:13. 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp cover a distance of around 23 miles (36 km) during the journey.