Take the train from London to Antwerp and make your journey a special one. Not only does this trip involve travelling by rail underneath the Atlantic Ocean, but you’ll be able to forego all the stresses of air travel by going straight from city centre to city centre – no queues at all, just board the train and away you go!
Generally, even if you’re travelling in Standard Class, you’ll get much more legroom than you would when flying – if you’re feeling like really travelling in style you can bump yourself up to First Class too! Both Eurostar and Thalys trains have exemplary First Class carriages with plenty of great perks, like complimentary meals.
You’ll travel from London St-Pancras to Brussels-Midi station, where you’ll usually switch for a Thalys train (or an SNCB train), and from there it’s straight on to Antwerp Central station. You’ll be able to hop off the train with your luggage and get straight into exploring the city if you want! Nearby attractions include Antwerp Zoo and The Rubens House.
Search for tickets in our Journey Planner above, or read on for more information, including FAQs for this route!
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!
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 10 hours and 7 minutes, with around 3 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 3 hours and 26 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London St-Pancras to Antwerp can start from as little as €61.50 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.
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 08:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London St-Pancras to Antwerp leaves at 21:02. 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 196 miles (316 km) during the journey.