The city of Antwerp is located in Northern Belgium, only 45km North from Brussels.

By Plane

Several airlines operate direct flights (some daily) from major European airports to Brussels International airport.

The Airport is situated approximately 45 km south of Antwerp city centre and it has regular flight connections to numerous European destinations, as well as destinations outside of Europe.

Once you arrive at Brussels International Airport, you can easily reach Antwerp by:

  • By Train from Brussels International Airport to Antwerp Central Station

    It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Antwerp Central Train Station.

    Trains operate 7 days a week, every 30 minutes from 5 am until midnight. Please check the current timetable here https://www.belgiantrain.be/en/ .

    The adult fare (‘normal’) is approximately 12.00 euro.

    Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines (passenger terminal, train station).`

  • By Bus

    There is a bus operating every day from Brussels International Airport to Antwerp City and back. For more information and the exact timetable, click here.

    Tickets cost 10.00 euro and there is no advance booking necessary.

  • By Taxi

    Taxi’s cost approximately 150.00 euro from Brussels International Airport to Antwerp City.

    Please only use registered official taxi’s. License plates should always start with a “T”.

By Train

You can easily get to Antwerp by train. National and international trains such as Thalys (from Amsterdam and Paris) stop in Antwerp-Central Station and Antwerp-Berchem.

If you arrive in Central Station, then stop and take the time to look around you. Many publications have rated it as one of the most beautiful stations in the world. There are various tram and bus connections into the city centre, from Antwerp-Central Station and Antwerp-Berchem.

By Car

Antwerp is located at a central junction of several European motorways and can be easily reached by car.

Are you planning on coming to Antwerp by car? Please note that the city centre of Antwerp is now a low emission zone. Register your vehicle before coming to Antwerp and check whether you can enter the zone.

  • From Amsterdam-Breda (E19) or from Bergen op Zoom (A12)

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.

  • From Cologne – Aachen – Liège – Hasselt (E40 - E314 - E 313) or from Eindhoven (E34)

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.

  • From Paris - Brussels (E19)

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.

  • From Brussels (A12)

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.