Getting to Antwerp

By Plane

Antwerp Airport

Antwerp has a small airport, located close to the city center. A couple of airlines maintain connections to a handful of airports, including London City and Manchester.
For flight schedules, check out the airport's website.
Cityjet offers a number of flights to and from Antwerp, check out their website here.

Zaventem National Airport

Belgium's national airport is about 40km from Antwerp's city center. Flight schedules can be found on the airport's website.

The airport can be reached either by train or bus.

Airport shuttleThe SN Brussels Airlines airport shuttle departs every hour from the bus stop at the Koningin Astridplein, near the Central Station. Timetables and info can be found here.

A brand new direct connection between the central station and Zaventem airport brings visitors to and from the airport in just 34 minutes. Unfortunately there's currently just one train every hour and they only run between 7 and 22 hrs. You can use the railway route planner from the national railways - use 'Brussels airport' for the airport and 'Antwerpen Centraal' for the central station in Antwerp.

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By Train

From Paris

Thalys A direct high speed train (Thalys) brings you in less than two hours from the Gare du Nord in Paris to Antwerp's central station.
More info can be found on the Thalys website. Mind you, Antwerp is sometimes referred to as 'Anvers' (French for Antwerp) on this website...

From London

EurostarThe Eurostar, a high speed train, connects London St. Pancras Station to Brussels South Station. From there, you can take a regular train directly to Antwerp Central Station.
For more info, check out the Eurostar website

From Amsterdam

The high speed train route between Antwerp and Paris stops at Antwerp's Central Station. Since December 2009 it only takes 1 hour 12 minutes to go from the Amsterdam Central Station to the Antwerp Central Station. Seats must be reserved on the high speed trains. You can also take a slower but slightly less expensive regular intercity train, which connects Amsterdam with Antwerp in about 2 hrs. The trains also stop at the Schiphol National Airport. For schedules, see here.

From Other Cities

The Thalys high speed train connects Antwerp to several cities. For connections to other cities, check out the railway route planner of the NMBS, the local railway.

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