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Taking the train from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal in 33 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 43 minutes to travel the 25 miles (40 km) from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal by train, although you can get there in as little as 33 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 74 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either Thalys and SNCB trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal start from €9.50 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Antwerpen-Centraal? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 43m to travel from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 25 miles (40 km). There are normally 74 trains per day travelling from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €9.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 33m
PriceFrom €9.50
Distance25 miles (40 km)
Frequency74 trains per day
First train00:07
Last train23:08
Departure stationBrussels Nord (North)
Arrival stationAntwerpen-Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB, Flixbus, Thalys

Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:30 12:03 33m, direct
11:38 12:23 45m, direct
12:02 12:35 33m, direct
12:08 12:53 45m, direct
12:30 13:03 33m, direct
12:38 13:23 45m, direct
13:02 13:35 33m, direct
13:08 13:53 45m, direct
13:32 14:05 33m, direct
13:38 14:23 45m, direct

SNCB and Thalys trains from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal

You can travel from Brussels Nord (North) 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 Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal

The price of train tickets from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal starts at €9.50 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 Nord (North) 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 Nord (North) 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 Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels Nord (North) and Antwerpen-Centraal is 43 minutes, with around 74 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 Nord (North) and Antwerpen-Centraal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal is 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal cost?

Train ticket prices from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal can start from as little as €9.50 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 Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 71 direct trains from Brussels Nord (North) 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 Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal leave?

The first train from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal leaves at 00:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal leave?

The last train from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal leaves at 23:08. 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 Nord (North) and Antwerpen-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal cover a distance of around 25 miles (40 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 Nord (North). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels Nord (North) to Antwerpen-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. 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 11/29/2021 for travel on 11/29/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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