Getting to Antwerp
First things first. You've just arrived in Belgium or at a near airport. How do you get to Antwerp?
The best transportation is by bus, train & taxi.
The best transportation is by bus & train.
The best transportation is by train.
From Brussels, Brussels Airport
Follow the signs “Bus” at the airport to get to the shuttle bus that takes you to Antwerp’s city center (near Central Station). The bus departs from the airport directly, every hour as from 4 am.
- Duration: about 50 minutes
- Bus stop: Koningin Astridplein, in front of Antwerp Central Station
- Price: €10 per person
For more details, we recommend checking Airport Express.
Follow the signs “Train Station” at the airport. Between 5 am and 11 pm, there are trains from Brussels Airport to Antwerp Central Station every 30 minutes. A ticket costs around €12 and can be purchased at any electronic ticket machine located at the station. For exact timings and further information, we recommend checking Belgian Rail.
By taxi (or Uber)
Follow the signs “Taxi” at the airport. A taxi from Brussels Airport to Antwerp will cost around €100. If you choose this method, we recommend you have enough cash with you, under the assumption that most taxis do not accept credit cards and/or debit cards.
From Amsterdam, Schiphol
FlixBus departs from Platform C, in front of Schiphol Plaza. Note: there are no FlixBus signs at the bus stop. A ticket costs between €7 and €15. The journey takes about 2h40.
Follow the signs “Train Station” at the airport. There are 20 trains per day. A ticket costs between €20 and €100, depending on which train operator you choose and how long you book in advance. The earlier you book, the cheaper your ticket. The journey usually takes about 1 hour to 1h30. Operators are NS International and Thalys.
From Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport
Follow the signs “Train Station” at the airport. There are 10 trains per day. A tickets costs between €30 and €100, depending on how long you book in advance. The earlier you book, the cheaper your ticket. The journey takes about 3 hours.
And now you're in Antwerp..
With more than 40,000 full-time students, Antwerp is a real student city. The backdrop to scholarly life includes historic locations such as the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Antwerp. The city’s student bars, nightclubs, cozy restaurants, coffee houses and lively atmosphere will make your year here unforgettable. Click here for more insider tips about Antwerp
And now you're here, you might want to explore more of Belgium and/or the neighboring countries. Check out more in this section (insert link to Getting around Belgium).
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