“Brussels Airport Express” (34 min.)
Antwerpen Centraal (Central Station)
Railway Station (NMBS) at Level -1
Price: 12,40 euro
Antwerp Express Bus:
The Antwerp Express bus takes you directly to Antwerp in 45 minutes. There you can either get off at Antwerp Center or Antwerp South.
The ticket costs 10 euros for adults and 5 euros for children.
It leaves from 5 to 24 in every hour on weekdays and Saturday, on Sunday and on public holidays from 7 to 24 in every hour.
The airport train station is located below the terminal. Trains are leaving every half an hour to Antwerp.
Considering a taxi? Good idea, they are fast and affordable. Each taxi has a red recognition sign as proof that it’s a licensed taxi. The rate is uniform and is controlled by the city. Don’t forget to reserve your taxi beforehand or scan the streets for the orange taxi signs. You can also get a taxi at the click of a button by using the new app for iPhone and Android: m.taxi4me.net/antwerp
Antwerp Taxi: +32 3 238 38 38
DTM Taxi: +32 3 366 66 66
Metropole Taxi: +32 3 231 61 42
Taxi Sinjoor: +32 3 828 25 25
In case of any taxi-problems, you can contact the ‘Blauwe Lijn’ (blue line) of the Antwerp police: +32 800 12312
The airport is located 45 kilomteres from Brussels Center.
From the airport you can take a shuttle bus which takes you to Brussels Central Station.
The bus costs 13 euros/one way, 22 euros /both ways. A bus leaves in every half an hour from 8:45 untill 23:50, it takes 1 hour to arrive at Brussels Central.
From Brussels Central Railway Station trains leave almost every 10 minutes to Antwerp Central Station. It takes approximately 40 minutes.
The adult ticket is 13.80 euros, there is a ticket type available for people who are under 26 years (that gives -40% discount) Children who are under 12 get -50% discount.
On weekdays the first train leaves at 04:36 and the last at 22:37, on weekends the first leaves at 05:40 and the las tat 22:40.
The other way how you could go to Anwerp is from Eindhoven airport, the Netherlands.
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There is a direct bus from Eindhoven airport to Antwerp. It leaves every day at 07:50,10:30,13:00,16:15,18:40,20:30 and takes approximately 1hour 10 minutes.
It costs 16.50 euros if you buy it few days earlier and getting cheaper if you buy it in advance.
The participants who come from London or Manchester the easiest way could be to fly to Antwerp Airport.
From the airport, bus 14 can take you to Antwerpen-Berchem train station, where you can take the train to Antwerpen-Central (10-15 minutes ride)
Antwerp is easy to reach by car from cities /countries nearby.
Take exit 1, Antwerpen-Centrum (Merksem). Follow the signs for Antwerpen-Centrum, along Groenendaallaan and the Noorderlaan viaducts.
For the historic city centre - continue along Londenstraat and Amsterdamstraat after the Noorderlaan viaduct. At the top of Amsterdamstraat, turn left at the traffic lights onto the Scheldt quays.
For the Meir/Central Station/Zoo - continue along Italiëlei and the boulevards (Leien) after the Noorderlaan viaduct.
For the historic city centre - take exit 1 on the ring road (R1) around Antwerp and continue along Groenendaallaan towards Antwerpen-Centrum. Turn left onto Noorderlaan and continue until you have passed the Noorderlaan viaduct. After the viaduct, continue along Londenstraat and Amsterdamstraat. At the top of Amsterdamstraat, turn left at the traffic lights onto the Scheldt quays.
For the Meir/Central Station/Zoo - take Antwerpen-Centrum (Borgerhout), exit 17. Turn left at the traffic light and continue along Noordersingel. Turn right under the railway bridge at the second traffic light and continue along Plantin en Moretuslei until the third set of traffic lights, under the railway bridge and up to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right and drive past the municipal park. Continue until you reach the boulevards (Leien) at the second traffic lights.
For the historic city centre – on approaching Antwerp, see signs for the Craeybeckx Tunnel. In the tunnel take the right lane, and then the left lane towards Ring (R1) / Gent.
On the Antwerp ring road (R1) take the first exit, Antwerpen-Centrum/Kiel. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue along Singel, Bolivarplaats, Jan van Gentstraat and Namenstraat to the T-junction with the Scheldt quays. Turn right at the traffic lights.
For Meir/Central Station/Zoo – on approaching Antwerp, see the Craeybeckx Tunnel. Take the right lane towards Ring (R1). On the Antwerp ring road (R1) take the next exit, exit 3 (Borgerhout). Turn left at the traffic light and continue along Plantin en Moretuslei until the third set of traffic lights, under the railway bridge and up to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right and drive past the municipal park. Continue until you reach the boulevard (Leien) at the second traffic lights.
For the historic city centre - follow signs for Antwerpen-Centrum through the Jan De Vos Tunnel and at the fork, bear right towards Singel (R10). Turn left at the traffic lights and continue along Singel, Bolivarplaats, Jan van Gentstraat and Namenstraat to the T-junction with the Scheldt quays. Turn right at the traffic lights.
For Meir/Central Station/Zoo - follow Antwerpen-Centrum through the Jan De Vos Tunnel and bear left at the fork towards Bolivar Tunnel and Leien. Continue along the boulevard.
For the historic city centre - take exit 5A Antwerpen-Centrum immediately after the Kennedy Tunnel and continue along the right lane towards the A12. Take the first exit, Hoboken/Wilrijk. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue along Kolonel Silvertoplaan up to the first set of traffic lights. Turn right and continue along Generaal Armstrongweg up to the T-junction with the Scheldt quays. Turn right and continue along the Quays.
For Meir/Central Station/Zoo - after the Kennedy Tunnel, take exit 5A Antwerpen-Centrum and take the left lane towards Bolivar Tunnel and Leien. Continue along the boulevard.
There is no better and easier way to visit Antwerp from neighboring countries by train. Every international and intercity train stop at Antwerpen Central and Antwerpen Berchem station.
From Antwerpen Central Station you can find a tram/bus/metro which takes you around the city
Amsterdam-Antwerp : 1hour 15 minutes- 2 hours 15 minutes
Den Haag : 1 hour 30 minutes
Rotterdam-Antwerp: 1 hour
Cologne- Antwerp: from 3 hours to 4,5 hours
Dortmund – Antwerp: 4 hours 40 minutes
Essen – Antwerp : from 3 hours 15 minutes to 4 hours 15 minutes
Düsseldorf – Antwerp : approximately 3 and a half hour
Paris – Antwerp : 2 and a half hours
Lyon – Antwerp : 5 hours 20 minutes
Lille - Antwerp : 2 hours
London – Antwerp : 3 hours 15 minutes
Luxembourg – Antwerp : 3 hours 50 minutes
For more information and schedule check:
The location of Antwerp and its transportaion system give you a really good opportunity to visit other cities and towns of Belgium.
Brugge – Antwerp : 1hour 25 minutes
Gent – Antwerp : 1 hour
Brussels – Antwerp : 40 minutes
Leuven – Antwerp : 1 hour
Liege – Antwerp : approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
For more informations and schedules check : www.belgianrail.be