Bruxelles / Brussels to Antwerpen / Antwerp / Anvers by train

How to take the rail journey Bruxlles/Brussels to Antwerpen/Antwerp

All that’s good to know about taking the train from Bruxelles to Antwerpen with easy access to ticket, train and station info.



From Bruxelles-Central/Brussel-Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal

Travel Information

Final Destination: Antwerpen/Essen/Amsterdam

All trains also depart from: Bruxelles-Midi and Bruxelles-Nord

These trains cross the Belgian capital from south to north, so they depart from Bruxelles-Midi station, before calling at Bruxelles-Central station; and then at Bruxelles-Nord.
So work out which would be the optimum station to head to in order to board these trains.
The Bruxelles/Brussel public transport map is here.

All trains also call at: Mechelen and Antwerpen-Berchem*

*The trains will call at this station, before they arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal, so don't leave the train here, if you are heading to the city centre.

However, it can be worth looking up the location of your final destination in the city, as Antwerpen-Berchem is a public transport interchange for the south side of the city centre.
So it has alternative bus and tram connections to those available at Antwerpen Centraal.
If your final destination in Antwerpen is in the Diamant, Theaterbuurt or Sint-Andries areas of the city it’s usually a quicker journey to leave a train at Antwerpen Berchem and take a tram from its tram station.

up to 5 x trains per hour


Book early and save: No

Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the same station immediately before departure.

Tickets cannot be purchased for Bruxelles – Antwerpen journeys by the Thalys trains, which share this route with these IC trains

Note that seat reservations are not available on these IC trains.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Belgian Rail *

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Good to Know

It isn't possible to travel between Bruxelles/Brussels and Antwerpen/Antwerp on the Thalys trains; so these IC trains are the fastest option for making this journey

If you see 'Anvers' on the electronic departure display at a station, the train will be heading to Antwerpen/Antwerp.

The doubldep-deck IC trains are typically used on this route.

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