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from Amsterdam to Antwerp

You can get from Amsterdam to Antwerp by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Antwerp on 19 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:10Amsterdam3h10 18:20Antwerpen, Koningin Astridplein
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£151One-way
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15:10Amsterdam3h10 18:20Antwerpen, Koningin Astridplein
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£151One-way

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Wed
19 Jan
£34NS International
£15Flixbus
Thu
20 Jan
£34NS International
£10Flixbus
Fri
21 Jan
£64Thalys
£11Flixbus
Sat
22 Jan
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£10Flixbus
Sun
23 Jan
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£10Flixbus
Mon
24 Jan
£17NS International
£6Flixbus
Tue
25 Jan
£17NS International
£10Flixbus
Wed
26 Jan
£17NS International
£11Flixbus
Thu
27 Jan
£17NS International
£6Flixbus
Fri
28 Jan
£23NS International
£10Flixbus
Sat
29 Jan
£23NS International
£8Flixbus
Sun
30 Jan
£54Thalys
£11Flixbus
Mon
31 Jan
£17NS International
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Tue
1 Feb
£17NS International
£10Flixbus
Wed
2 Feb
£17NS International
£10Flixbus
Thu
3 Feb
£17NS International
£6Flixbus
Fri
4 Feb
£23NS International
£10Flixbus
Sat
5 Feb
£23NS International
£8Flixbus
Sun
6 Feb
£23NS International
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Mon
7 Feb
£17NS International
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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Antwerp

distanceDistance82 miles (132 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £18
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 2 h 7 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £18 • 1 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 82 miles (132 km) by coach or train between Amsterdam and Antwerp. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp.

General Information about the journey from Amsterdam to Antwerp

Getting to Antwerp from Amsterdam is simple and fast, with excellent bus and train services for travellers to choose from. Buses can take 2-3 hours and Thalys trains are often even faster, allowing travellers to be at Antwerp Centraal in little over an hour. There are even flights via Brussels if you prefer to travel by plane, although the total journey time will almost always be longer than buses or trains.

Return journeys from Antwerp to Amsterdam are also available.



Buses from Amsterdam to Antwerp

There are plenty of direct bus connections to Antwerp from Amsterdam, with companies including Flixbus, Infobus, Megabus and Ouibus. The journey takes around 2 hours 30 minutes in most cases, though this can rise to almost 4 hours, so check the schedule. Buses leave from Sloterdijk Station and usually arrive at Plantinkaai next to the river Scheldt near the centre of town.

 



Trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp

Rail services between the Dutch capital and Antwerp are provided by NS International and Thalys, and there are at least three departures every hour, 7 days a week. Thalys trains can take as little as 1 hour 15 minutes, but others can take almost 3 hours to reach Antwerp. All of them depart from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive at Antwerp Centraal, a convenient place to start exploring the city centre. All trains travel direct to Antwerp, and no changes are needed.

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FAQs

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Antwerp, Belgium if I’m coming from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

Can travellers from Netherlands enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Antwerp from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Antwerp, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 16/01/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Amsterdam and Antwerp.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Netherlands from Antwerp, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Antwerp restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Antwerp?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 17/01/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Antwerp closer to your date of departure here.

What are my travel options from Amsterdam to Antwerp?

You can travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Antwerp from Amsterdam?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Antwerp, which costs on average £6.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Antwerp:

A coach is £12 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp costing on average £18.

What is the fastest way from Amsterdam to Antwerp?

The fastest way to get to Antwerp from Amsterdam is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 28 min.

There are alternative travel options to Antwerp that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 7 min   of travel time.

How far is Antwerp from Amsterdam?

The distance between Amsterdam and Antwerp is around 82 miles (132 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Amsterdam to Antwerp?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Antwerp is:

  • 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Antwerp from Amsterdam as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Amsterdam and in Antwerp?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Amsterdam to Antwerp:

  • Coaches most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Antwerp at Antwerp, Crown Plaza Hotel.
  • Trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp most often leave from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Antwerp.

Which travel operators can get me from Amsterdam to Antwerp?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Antwerp:

  • You can go to Antwerp from Amsterdam by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £6 with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Antwerp on Omio.
  • You can go to Antwerp from Amsterdam by train with SNCB | IC. You'll see cheap train tickets for £18 with SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Antwerp on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly to Antwerp from Amsterdam?

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Antwerp with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct train services to Antwerp with Thalys or NS International with around 5 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Antwerp tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Antwerp from Amsterdam?

Your journey from Amsterdam to Antwerp doesn't have to end in Antwerp. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Paris or London. If you’d like to add Brussels, Paris or London to your Amsterdam to Antwerp trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Antwerp today!

How early should I purchase tickets from Amsterdam to Antwerp online for the best deals?

When planning your trip to Antwerp from Amsterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £6 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £18 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Antwerp online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.