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Travelling from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal by train

Looking to travel from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 50 minutes to travel from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 39 minutes though. You'll usually find 70 trains per day running along the 26 miles (41 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Antwerpen-Centraal. Trains on this route are usually operated by either Thalys or SNCB. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal start from €9.70 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Antwerpen-Centraal by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 50m to travel from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 26 miles (41 km). There are normally 70 trains per day travelling from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €9.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 39m
PriceFrom €9.70
Distance26 miles (41 km)
Frequency70 trains per day
First train00:01
Last train23:01
Departure stationBrussels Central
Arrival stationAntwerpen-Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB, Flixbus, Thalys

Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal for Tuesday 20th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:24 12:03 39m, direct
11:54 12:35 41m, direct
12:01 12:53 52m, direct
12:24 13:05 41m, direct
12:32 13:27 55m, 1 change
12:54 13:35 41m, direct
13:01 13:53 52m, direct
13:24 14:05 41m, direct
13:54 14:35 41m, direct
14:01 14:53 52m, direct

SNCB and Thalys trains from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal

You can travel from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal 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 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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal

The price of train tickets from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal starts at €9.70 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 Central to Antwerpen-Centraal 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 Central to Antwerpen-Centraal? 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 Central to Antwerpen-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels Central and Antwerpen-Centraal is 50 minutes, with around 70 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 Central and Antwerpen-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal is 39 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal can start from as little as €9.70 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 Central to Antwerpen-Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 56 direct trains from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal leaves at 23:01. 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.

What's the distance between Brussels Central and Antwerpen-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal cover a distance of around 26 miles (41 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels Central.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels Central to Antwerpen-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/20/2022. 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 12/06/2022 for travel on 12/06/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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