Cheap flights to Antwerp

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Flights to Antwerp

The Belgian city of Antwerp is a popular international destination and renowned for its diamond trading. There's far more to the city than the diamond business, with its history going back to medieval times and its strategic location as a major merchant city state due to its Scheldt River location. As a consequence, visitors will discover the city of Antwerp brims full of architectural gems and monuments. A number of airlines fly direct to the city's small Antwerp International Airport, and journey times are less than one hour.

Which is the main airport in Antwerp?

Antwerp International Airport is the only airport in the city and direct flights from the UK and throughout Europe are provided by flybe and TUI. Although there are also a number of connecting flights into Antwerp, journeys can take some time, so travellers may find it easier to fly into Brussels which is just a short hop from Antwerp and means visitors can enjoy exploring the Belgian capital alongside Antwerp.

Which airlines offer flights to Antwerp?

The two airlines flying into Antwerp are TUI and flybe. They provide services from the UK and throughout Europe.

Why travel by plane to Antwerp?

There's loads to see and do in Antwerp, yet the compact nature of the city makes it easy to explore on foot. The Old Town has a history and beauty of its own, with cobbled streets and alleys and lots of greenery in the town squares inviting visitors to sit for a while and enjoy sipping fragrant coffee and watching the melee of people in the streets. The artists Rubens was born in Antwerp, so visitors to the beautiful city cathedral will find several of his masterpieces on display alongside more works of art. Travelling to Antwerp from regional UK airports can be very inexpensive, leaving visitors with more available cash to splurge at a luxury city hotel or perhaps buying diamonds?

Before you travel to Antwerp by plane - good to know!

With over 80% of the world's rough diamonds passing through Antwerp's busy hub, any visitor needs to visit the Diamond Quarter at least once. The DIVA exhibition is a new visitor attraction that features an escape room adventure and provides an interesting and exciting education on the history and mystique of diamonds. A hidden gem that should also be visited is the Fish and Chips vintage clothing and art store. It only takes an hour to travel from Brussels Airport to Antwerp, while visitors arriving into Antwerp Airport can take buses 51, 52, or 53 direct to the main rail station for any onward connections.

How to Get to Antwerp by Plane

The vibrant city of Antwerp in Belgium can be reached in just over an hour by plane from the UK. Flights are provided from London Gatwick and Heathrow as well as Manchester with City Jet and FlyBe. Antwerp Airport is approximately seven miles south of the city centre. A variety of airport transfer services are available ranging from taxis, buses and coaches, which can be found outside the terminal building.


Antwerp offers visitors the chance to explore historical buildings, cobbled stone squares and medieval architecture. It's the second largest city in Belgium with plenty of cultural attractions. Check out the Stadsfeestzaal, a wonderful shopping centre and one of the city's main pedestrianised boulevards. During your stay make sure you set time aside to see the Rubenshuis which was the home of the famous artist Peter Paul Reubens, a noted Baroque painter in his time. Antwerp Zoo, one of the oldest in the world, is a popular attracion. It contains more than four thousand animals from across the globe. In the evening visitors can enjoy an exciting show or classical concert at the Bourla Theatre.

Airlines: Luxair, SWISS and Ryanair to Antwerp

You can travel by flight to Antwerp with Luxair, SWISS and Ryanair. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a plane and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct flights to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

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