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Train Information between Antwerp and Amsterdam

distanceDistance82 miles (132 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 51 min
priceAverage train ticket price£31 (€36)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSNCB | IC, Thalys or SNCB

Trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam cover the 82 miles (132 km) long route taking on average 1 h 51 min with our travel partners like SNCB | IC, Thalys or SNCB. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £31, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £19. Travellers depart most frequently from Antwerp and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Train companies

Thalys and SNCB between Antwerp and Amsterdam

Travel between Antwerp and Amsterdam from £19 with Omio’s train partners Thalys and SNCB! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Thalys
SNCB

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Antwerp and Amsterdam with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Thalys tickets between Antwerp and Amsterdam are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with Thalys from Antwerp to Amsterdam all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Thalys train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 82 miles (132 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the Thalys train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Antwerp to Amsterdam routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Thalys Antwerp to Amsterdam train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Thalys train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Amsterdam with Thalys!

Thalys from Antwerp to Amsterdam train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Thalys frequency: 6 a day

These are Thalys 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Antwerp to Amsterdam:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam: Journey Details

Trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam are available every day of the week. The first train of the day is operated by Thalys, and departs at 8:30 a.m., arriving in Amsterdam at 9:40 a.m. After that, travelers have a choice between high-speed Thalys express services or slower regional trains operated by Renfe Belgium, which take around 2 hours to make the journey. The final service leaves Antwerp at 9:30 p.m., getting into Amsterdam at 10:40 p.m. All trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam are direct.

Return trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp are also available.


Thalys trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam

The Thalys is a high-speed train in France which travels to over 17 cities throughout Europe, making it a very handy railway company to take if you’re looking to explore several European countries in one. The Thalys train map connects several destinations in France—the most popular being the Thalys train from Paris to Brussels and onwards to Cologne or Amsterdam. Picking up cheap Thalys tickets is easy in the app; just book Ticketless Journeys in advance or add discount cards to get deals on your next trip to France.

Thalys Standard, Thalys Comfort or Thalys Premium fare types are available; you to compare prices for high-speed trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam on Omio. The differences between each class is WiFi speed, seat comfort and more quiet zones. With Premium tickets you get served a meal and drinks throughout the journey with access to the Thalys lounge and newspapers. Pick up a cheap Thalys ticket by travelling during off-peak, mid-week hours and by planning in advance. The cheapest day to travel by train on tends to be on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

By booking your train from Antwerp to Amsterdam with Omio, you can pay in GBP and receive travel updates in English, so if your Thalys train is cancelled, Omio will suggest alternatives—we are with you all the way.


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Thalys Trains from Antwerp to Cologne

The Thalys is a high-speed railroad company in France connecting the France to the rest of Europe and beyond. Perfect for multi-city train journeys in Europe.

When planning trips to Thalys destinations, consider checking back for offers on train tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from Antwerp to Cologne.

Taking the Train from Antwerp

All trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam leave from Antwerp Centraal and arrive at Amsterdam Centraal. Seen as one of the world's most beautiful stations, Antwerp Centraal is best reached by the town's excellent tram network. Tram numbers 2, 6, 9 and 15 all stop just outside the station entrance, and take about 10 minutes to travel from city centre hotels. For those coming from Antwerp's suburbs, regional train services may be quicker, while for the earliest departures, a taxi is recommended.

Getting into Amsterdam by Train

Amsterdam is completely unique - with its dense network of canals, its army of cyclists, quirky traditional houses and some of Europe's finest galleries and museums. Visitors can enjoy a visual feast - from the works of old Dutch masters to the world's greatest Van Gogh collection, or they can just relax in bars and cafes. All trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam arrive at Centraal station. Take trams 1 or 2 to get to the old quarter in less than 15 minutes. Alternatively, Centraal is also on the Amsterdam Metro, providing links to every part of town.

Travel Tips

Trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam
Travel by train to Amsterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Antwerp to Amsterdam.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Amsterdam, Netherlands if I'm coming from Antwerp, Belgium by train?

Travel between Antwerp, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Netherlands from Belgium?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Antwerp?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

When travelling in Netherlands, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 17/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Antwerp and Amsterdam before travelling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Belgium from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Amsterdam to Antwerp is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Belgium from Netherlands?

Reentry to Belgium is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Amsterdam?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the safety rules to follow in Antwerp, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 17/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Amsterdam to Antwerp train here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Antwerp to Amsterdam?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Amsterdam from Antwerp for as little as £19  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Antwerp to Amsterdam on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Antwerp and Amsterdam is £31  one way.
What is the distance from Antwerp to Amsterdam via train?
You should expect to travel around 82 miles (132 km)  from Antwerp to Amsterdam by train.
How long is the train journey between Antwerp and Amsterdam?
On average the Antwerp to Amsterdam train time is 1 h 51 min  covering the 82 miles (132 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Antwerp to Amsterdam do I depart from? Which Amsterdam train station from Antwerp do I arrive in?

Some of the Antwerp train stations to Amsterdam you can start your journey from include Antwerp and Antwerp, Berchem Driekoningen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Amsterdam include Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Antwerp   and arriving in Amsterdam Centraal.

Where is the Antwerp train station located? Where is the Amsterdam train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Antwerp, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Amsterdam Centraal, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Antwerp to Amsterdam?
When taking a train from Antwerp to Amsterdam, you can count on SNCB | IC, Thalys or SNCB for the best way to get you to Amsterdam. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Antwerp and Amsterdam and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any Antwerp to Amsterdam direct trains?
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Antwerp to Amsterdam with Thalys or SNCB | IC, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
How many train services are there between Antwerp and Amsterdam a day?
The average number of trains departing Antwerp for Amsterdam is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Antwerp to Amsterdam?
If you prefer early morning trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam, the first train leaves at 06: 44. If you prefer late night trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 50. Omio shows you the latest train from Antwerp to Amsterdam timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket between Antwerp and Amsterdam to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets from Antwerp to Amsterdam within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £31 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Antwerp to Amsterdam a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Antwerp
Amsterdam
Antwerp is the most popular Antwerp railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Antwerp for your journey to Amsterdam.