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Travel Advice

Directions - How to travel to Antwerp?

By air

Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport is the most frequently used gateway to Antwerp.

From Brussels Airport you can travel to Antwerp by train or by Airport Express bus:

  • The direct train to Antwerp takes approximately 37 minutes and runs twice an hour. Time schedules and fares are available on the Belgian Railways website.
  • The Airport Express bus runs every hour and reaches the centre of Antwerp in approximately 45 minutes.
  • My Super Shuttle offers door-to-door service from Brussels Airport to the centre of Antwerp

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

If you fly with Ryanair, you will probably arrive at Brussels South Charlerloi Airport.

From Brussels South Charlerloi Airport you can travel to Antwerp by train or by bus shuttle.

  • If you travel by train, first take a bus to the Charleroi train station. To travel to Antwerp, check the time schedules and fares that are available on the Belgian Railways website.
  • My Super Shuttle runs a shuttle service between Charleroi Airport and Antwerp Central Station or Crown Plaza Hotel 8 times a day.

Antwerp Airport - Deurne

Antwerp Airport is a small international airport situated in Deurne. Antwerp Airport offers regular flights between Antwerp and several European cities like London, Geneva, Berlin, Barcelona and Milan. Bus routes 51, 52 and 53 from De Lijn provide a regular connection with the railway station Antwerpen-Berchem from where national and international train connections will bring you to your destination. Take tram 9 at Antwerpen-Berchem to go to the city centre.
For more info on destinations and flight schedules, visit the Antwerp Airport website.

Eindhoven Airport (Netherlands)

Many low cost airline companies like Ryanair, JetairFly and Transavia operate to and from Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands. From Einhoven Airport it's an one hour ride to Antwerp by car. The train takes you in approximately 2:15 h to Antwerpen Centraal.
For more info consult the website of Eindhoven Airport.


By train

Antwerp is easy to reach by train.

Antwerp has two main stations:

  • Antwerp Central Station (to reach Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard)

If you arrive in Antwerp Central Station, take your time to look around you. Many have rated it as one of the most beautiful stations in the world! International railway lines link Brussels and Antwerp to several other major European cities. The European high-speed train project includes the Thalys, the Eurostar and the Eurotunnel. There are direct rail links with different cities in France, the Netherlands and Germany. Antwerp can be reached from the UK by Eurostar via Brussels.

For more information consult the Belgian Railways website.


By bus

  • Eurolines
    Read more on Eurolines for destinations, timetables and prices.
  • Flixbus
    Read more on Flixbus for cheap busses to Paris, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam and Utrecht.
  • De Lijn
    Within the province and the city of Antwerp transport is organised by the public transport company De Lijn. Buses leave to all parts of the city from Antwerp Central Station. From the bus station Rooseveltplaats which is close to the Central Station. There are direct bus links to various other towns and cities.
    Read more on De Lijn for information about trams and buses.


By car

Antwerp lies at the crossroads of the E17, E19, E34, and E313 motorways.

  • Roadworks
    Attention: due to roadworks, the Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard are difficult to reach by car. From 5 June 2017 until December 2018, the Leien near the Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard will be closed in both directions between the Violierstraat and the Maria Theresialei for through traffic (near Operaplein). The Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard are in the blue 'Centrum Noord' zone. Take exit 1 'Merksem' or exit 2 'Deurne' on the ring road to reach this 'Centrum Noord' zone.
    Please consult the maps on Noorderlijn.be for the local route.

    Roadworks on the Antwerp ring road near Deurne are likely to cause major disruptions between 9 and 15 April 2018. Leave your car at home during this period and take public transport if possible.
  • Smart way to Antwerp
    Slim naar Antwerpen helps you calculate the smartest route to Antwerp (within Belgium).
  • Low emission zones
    As of 1 February 2017, Antwerp's city centre (where Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard are situated) and part of Linkeroever on the left bank are low emission zones. The most polluting cars are no longer welcome in the city. Check your car.