Planning a trip from London to Antwerp? There’s no need to trek to airports on the outskirts of each city. Hop on the train from London St. Pancras station and you’ll reach the centre of the quaint Belgian city in less than three hours. This port city is packed with museums and cute cobble-stoned streets. And the best part? It’s close enough for a day trip.
For the speediest possible journey, take the high-speed Eurostar and change once at Brussels-Midi to reach central Antwerp. You’ll have just enough time for a little snooze on the uber-comfy First Class seats.
Ready to book? You can search for train times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading to find out more about taking the train from London to Antwerp.
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 320km/h. All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).
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 London St-Pancras 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!
Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.
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 London St-Pancras and Antwerp is 2 hours and 53 minutes, with around 8 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 London St-Pancras to Antwerp is 2 hours and 43 minutes.
Train tickets from London St-Pancras to Antwerp can start from as little as €59.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from London St-Pancras to Antwerp. Travelling from London St-Pancras to Antwerp by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London St-Pancras to Antwerp leaves at 07:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London St-Pancras to Antwerp leaves at 19:34. 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 London St-Pancras to Antwerp cover a distance of around 316km during the journey.