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Trains from Brussels Airport to Antwerp

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.

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp by train

It takes an average of 37m to travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp by train, over a distance of around 23 miles (36 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp and tickets for this journey start from €13.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 30m
PriceFrom €13.80
Distance23 miles (36 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train10:13
Last train15:13
Departure stationBrussels-Airport-Zaventem
Arrival stationAntwerp
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB, Flixbus

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp for Tuesday 3rd August 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:11 11:42 31m, direct
11:41 12:11 30m, direct
12:11 12:42 31m, direct
12:13 13:05 52m, 1 change
12:41 13:11 30m, direct
13:11 13:42 31m, direct
13:13 14:05 52m, 1 change
13:41 14:11 30m, direct
14:11 14:42 31m, direct
14:13 15:05 52m, 1 change

SNCB trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp

You can travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp on SNCB 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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp

The price of train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp starts at €13.80 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp? 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 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Antwerp by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp is 30 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp?

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.

What time does the first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp leave?

The first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp leaves at 10:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Antwerp by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp cover a distance of around 23 miles (36 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Antwerp to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Antwerp 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 09/18/2021 for travel on 09/18/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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