All that’s good to know about taking the train from Bruxelles to Antwerpen with easy access to ticket, train and station info.
Final Destination: Antwerpen/Essen/Amsterdam
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.
*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
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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.
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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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