How to get from Brussels Airport to Antwerp
When travelling from Brussels (BRU) airport to Antwerp, you have three different transfer options, the train, a bus or a taxi. Taking a Brussels airport taxi is both quick and convenient, but not your cheapest option. Your journey will take around 36 minutes in light traffic and will cost approximately 120€, depending on your exact destination in Antwerp. The train is a much more economical option as tickets cost 11.80€ one-way, and the journey will take 31 minutes. Your final transfer option is to take the Airport Express Bus which takes 45 minutes and costs just 10€ one-way.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Bus|| €20|| 45min|| 04:00–00:00|
| Taxi|| €120|| 36min|| 24/7|
| Train|| €23.60|| 31min|| 00:02–23:41|
How to get from Brussels airport to Antwerp by bus
Brussels (BRU) offers a direct Airport Express bus to Antwerp once an hour. The bus journey takes 45 minutes in light traffic and a one-way ticket costs just 10€, making it the cheapest transportation option.
How much is the bus from Brussels airport to Antwerp?
A one-way ticket from Brussels (BRU) airport to Antwerp is 10€. You can only purchase your ticket in cash, directly from the driver on the bus, so be sure to carry change in Euros.
There's a waiting time of 60 minutes.
The Airport Express bus is available from 04:00 to 00:00.
Where do I get it from?
You can find the Airport Express bus stop on Level 0 of the arrivals hall. Simply walk on over to stop D and take a seat while you wait for your bus to arrive.
Not only is the Airport Express bus the cheapest transfer option, but it's also extremely comfortable, has ample luggage space below and even provides working areas for laptops and tablets.
There are two different stops for the Airport Express bus, one at the main bus station and one at Crowne Plaza which is optional and must be requested.
Be sure to carry cash in Euros as the driver doesn't accept card payments.
If you wish to stop in Antwerp Crowne Plaza, let your driver know as you enter the bus.
How to get from Brussels airport to Antwerp by taxi
Taking a Brussels airport taxi from Brussels (BRU) airport to Antwerp is a highly convenient and fast transfer choice. The journey shouldn't take more than 36 minutes in light to normal traffic. Taxis at Brussels airport don't have a flat rate fee to Antwerp, instead, they charge using a taximeter based on distance, which will be around 120€.
Taxi fare from Brussels airport to Antwerp
Taxis at Brussels (BRU) airport aren't charged using a fixed rate fee, they have taximeters that measure the cost based on distance. Your final price will depend on the level of traffic and the exact location of your accommodation in Antwerp but will cost around 120€.
Unlike the other transfer options, taxis are available 24/7 at Brussels (BRU) airport, so even if you land in the dead of night, you'll be able to jump in a taxi and head directly to your accommodation in Antwerp.
Alongside the official taxi rank, there are also many private transfer taxi companies located inside the arrivals hall. It's best to pass these by and head outside as they have many hidden fees and extra costs.
Most drivers speak English, but not all of them. Be sure to have your accommodation address written down or the ability to show it on a map.
Be sure to carry cash in Euros as most drivers can't accept card payments.
As all taxis are owned by different companies, some may have a higher base fee than others.
How to get from Brussels airport to Antwerp by train
A direct train runs from Brussels (BRU) airport to Antwerp every 30 minutes. The journey will take 31 minutes and costs 11.80€ for a one-way ticket. Taking the train is a quick transfer option for those on a budget.
How much is the train from Brussels airport to Antwerp?
A one-way ticket from Brussels (BRU) airport to Antwerp is 11.80€. You can purchase your ticket online in advance or from the automatic ticket machines found in the Brussels Airport Train Station.
There's a waiting time of 30 minutes.
Trains are available from Brussels airport to Antwerp from 00:02 to 23:41.
Where do I get it from?
The Brussels Airport Train Station is located on Level -1. You can access the train station through the second level of the arrivals hall or the third level of the departures hall.
Trains from Brussels (BRU) airport run frequently and get you to Antwerp quicker than any other transfer option. However, you will need to manoeuvre through the train stations with your luggage and find a secondary mode of transportation to get to your hotel from Antwerp train station.
The Antwerp Central Station itself is worth visiting as it was recently named "the fourth most beautiful train station in the world" by American magazine Newsweek.
If you have heavy luggage you may want to find a cabin with a secure luggage rack.
If you purchase your tickets in advance be sure to print them on plain paper so the QR scanners can read them to give you access to the train platforms.