From € 21

To Antwerp by train

With Eurostar and Intercity Brussels

Quickly to the city center

  • From € 21 one-way trip with Intercity Brussels
  • Travel time Amsterdam – Antwerp 1.48 hours with Intercity Brussels
  • From € 29 with Eurostar
  • Board directly, no check-ins
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The earlier you book, the lower the price. The lowest fare from Amsterdam to Antwerp is € 21 with Intercity Brussels. These cheap tickets are for sale up to 3 days before departure, limited availability. If you book just before departure you will pay € 42 from Amsterdam; if you travel from a station closer to the border, you will pay less.

Travel information Antwerp

From the Randstad area you can travel quickly by train to Antwerp. During your trip, you’ll have all you need to able to relax in our comfortable seats. You can choose to make the journey with Intercity Brussels or Eurostar. Choose which train to Antwerp meets your needs the best.

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*You can book an Early Bird ticket up until 3 days before departure, limited availability.
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Route Travel times Transfers Header Header
Schiphol - Antwerp 1.33 hours 0 Content Content
Utrecht - Antwerp 1.58 hours 1 Content Content
Amsterdam - Antwerp 1.15 hours 0 Content Content
Eindhoven - Antwerp 1.32 hours 1 Content Content
The Hague - Antwerp 1.36 hours 1 Content Content
Breda - Antwerp 0.34 hours 0 Content Content

For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner

Tickets issued from or to Antwerp are also valid in the regular trains from or to the stations in the Antwerp zone.
Which stations belong to Antwerp zone?

Frequently asked questions about taking the train to Antwerp

What does a return ticket to Antwerp cost?
The lowest price for a return ticket between Amsterdam and Antwerp is € 42 with Intercity Brussels. These tickets can be purchased up to 3 days before departure. The availability is limited. Are you booking just before departure? Then you will pay € 84 from Amsterdam and back. Are you boarding closer to the border? Then you will pay less. The sooner you book, the lower the price. Check our itinerary planner for an up-to-date overview of all prices.
How often does Intercity Brussels travel to Belgium?
Intercity Brussels runs 16 times a day from the Netherlands to Belgium.
How long does it take to travel to Antwerp by train?
The shortest trip from Amsterdam to Antwerp takes about 1.15. This trip is with Eurostar. With Intercity Brussels, it takes 1.48. Check our itinerary planner for an up-to-date overview of all travel times.
From which platform does the train to Antwerp depart?
In the booking module, you can see from which platform your train will depart. However, not all departure platforms are known in advance. Therefore, please also pay attention to the signs and announcements at the station.
Until what time does the train to Antwerp leave?
Departure times may vary from time to time, so check our itinerary planner for an up-to-date overview of all travel times.

Prices train tickets Antwerp

For Intercity Brussels you can buy tickets from 180 days before departure. Up until 7 days before departure, you are able to buy our Early Bird tickets: tickets with a significant discount, especially when you travel on week days (Monday-Tuesday).

Prices Intercity Brussel route Amsterdam - Antwerp

Discount NS route Free travel NS route Discount NS route Free travel NS route
2nd class 1st class
Flex rate € 44.30 € 31.50 € 12.30 € 71.40 € 49.80 € 17.50
Early Bird € 21 € 8.50 € 32.50 € 9

*Early Bird can be booked up to 3 days before departure, limited availability. Listed from-prices are based on tickets from Amsterdam Central Station. The price of Intercity Brussels is based on kilometres – if you depart form a station that is closer to Brussels, then the trip is cheaper.

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Book in advance and save money

Do you want to and can you book far in advance? Then choose the ticket with the lowest fare. The best rate for the price-conscious travellers.

General tips for getting the cheapest tickets

  • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
  • Travelling in the evening is often cheaper.
  • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
  • Book online to avoid booking fee.

Tips to get the best rates

Practical information

Tips Antwerp

Would you like tips for your visit to Antwerp? Check visitantwerp and you can read how you can discover the city. You will find information about all sights, events and you will receive great shopping tips.
Read more great Antwerp tips

To make your trip that much easier, we have summed up certain practical issues for you.

Itinerary planner and app

Please keep in mind that there could be delays or engineering works and check your trip with the itinerary planner. That way, you will never get an unpleasant surprise!
Download our app so that you will be kept informed during your trip of the possible changes.

Free access to the lounges

If you have a 1st class ticket, you can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam.

Facilities on board

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