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.
The average journey time between Brussels and Antwerp is 31 minutes and the fastest journey time is 26 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 88 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Antwerp. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Brussels to Antwerp departs at 00:29. The last train from Brussels to Antwerp departs at 23:49. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Antwerp without having to change trains. There are 87 direct trains from Brussels to Antwerp. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.