The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Amsterdam to Antwerp will cost around € 60 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 39.
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1 h 15 m
1 h 33 m
Trains per day
Of the 6 trains that leave Amsterdam for Antwerp every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 133 km distance in an average of 1 h 33 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 15 m .
The slowest trains will take 1 h 54 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||82 miles (132 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 48 min|
|Average train ticket price||€35 (€35)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||NS International, Thalys or NS International | IC|
Trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp cover the 82 miles (132 km) long route taking on average 1 h 48 min with our travel partners like NS International, Thalys or NS International | IC. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around €35, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as €20. Travellers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Antwerp.
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Operator ticket policies for COVID
This is a very popular route, with about 30 departures from Amsterdam headed to Antwerp each day. Most services are direct, with journey times of between one and two hours between locations. Thalys and NS International operate the trains on this route, with an almost equal share of departures.
On weekdays approximately two trains per hour depart Amsterdam for Antwerp. The first train leaves at around 6.00 a.m., and the last service at about 9:30 p.m. There are normally 30 train services operating along this route every day. The frequency of departures over weekends is largely the same (except that the first departure is a little later in the morning).
Four of the 30 trains each weekday (and only one over weekend) require a transfer during the journey. These indirect routes take about two hours and 20 minutes to complete. The direct routes take between and one and two hours to complete the journey.
Departure train station: all trains to Antwerp from Amsterdam leave from the Amsterdam Central station. The station has facilities for trams, buses and ferries outside, and is very well-served by public transport. The city centre is within walking distance for those looking to experience a slower pace. All modern facilities are available at the station, including many shops and restaurants as well as ATMs, toilets, waiting rooms and WiFi.
Arrival train station: trains arrive at the Antwerp Central Station, about three miles drive from the city centre, which should not take more than 10 minutes. The station is well serviced by trams, buses and taxis, and offers an ample variety of facilities. In 2009, the American magazine Newsweek chose this station as the world's fourth most beautiful; this was after renovations to accommodate high-speed trains. The renovations provided for the inclusion of an array of shops and restaurants. The station is, itself, one of Antwerp's tourist attractions.
Operators working this route are Thalys and NS International.
Thalys operates 14 trips a day on trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp. All services are direct and take around one hour and 15 minutes to complete the journey.
NS International operates 14 direct trips each day on trains from Amsterdam to Antwerp, with two trips requiring transfers at Rotterdam. All of these trips take approximately two hours to complete.
Different comfort levels are available by both operators, at different prices. Thalys offers three levels of comfort and NS offers two, including both first and second-class tickets.
Ordinarily, two pieces of luggage and one piece of hand luggage are allowed per passenger. Arrangements can be made to take extra bags, or unusual items such as bicycles (which must have the wheels removed and be properly packed) and pets. Pets must be caged or kept on a leash. No dangerous animals are allowed on board.
Assisted access is available for passengers with limited mobility and should be arranged beforehand.
It is always best to book in advance to maximise your chances of finding and securing good deals. Also, try and plan for a period rather than specific days, allowing you to be flexible enough to catch the special deals. If you have time to spare, you can save yourself some cash by booking services that take a little longer or require a change on the route.
Travel by train between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Antwerp, Belgium is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 10/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Amsterdam and Antwerp closer to your date of departure here.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Antwerp to Amsterdam is: Partially open
Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 10/20/21. 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 Antwerp to Amsterdam train here.
When taking a train from Amsterdam, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. When you arrive in Antwerp, your train can arrive in train stations including Antwerp and Antwerp, Berchem Driekoningen.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerp.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Antwerp and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Antwerp.
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