Antwerp is easy to reach by train.
Antwerp has two main stations:
- Antwerp Central Station (to reach Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard)
- Antwerp-Berchem Station (to reach Campus Middelheim, Campus Groenenborger and Campus Drie Eiken).
If you arrive in Antwerp Central Station, take your time to look around you. Many have rated it as one of the most beautiful stations in the world!
International railway lines link Brussels and Antwerp to several other major European cities. The European high-speed train project includes the Thalys, the Eurostar and the Eurotunnel. There are direct rail links with different cities in France, the Netherlands and Germany. Antwerp can be reached from the UK by Eurostar via Brussels.
For more information consult the Belgian Railways website.
Antwerp lies at the crossroads of the E17, E19, E34, and E313 motorways.
Attention: due to roadworks, the Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard are difficult to reach by car. The Leien near the Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard are closed in both directions between the Violierstraat and the Maria Theresialei for through traffic (near Operaplein). The Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard are in the blue 'Centrum Noord' zone. Take exit 1 'Merksem' or exit 2 'Deurne' on the ring road to reach this 'Centrum Noord' zone.
Please consult 'Smart ways to Antwerp' to plan your trip.
- Smart way to Antwerp
Slim naar Antwerpen helps you calculate the smartest route to Antwerp (within Belgium).
- Low emission zones
As of 1 February 2017, Antwerp's city centre (where Stadscampus and Campus Mutsaard are situated) and part of Linkeroever on the left bank are low emission zones. The most polluting cars are no longer welcome in the city. Check your car
Brussels Airport is the most frequently used gateway to Antwerp.
From Brussels Airport you can travel to Antwerp by train or by Airport Express bus:
- The direct train to Antwerp takes approximately 37 minutes and runs twice an hour. Time schedules and fares are available on the Belgian Railways website.
- The Airport Express bus runs every hour and reaches the centre of Antwerp in approximately 45 minutes.
- My Super Shuttle offers door-to-door service from Brussels Airport to the centre of Antwerp
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
If you fly with Ryanair, you will probably arrive at Brussels South Charlerloi Airport.
From Brussels South Charleroi Airport you can travel to Antwerp by train or by bus shuttle.
- If you travel by train, first take a bus to the Charleroi train station. To travel to Antwerp, check the time schedules and fares that are available on the Belgian Railways website.
- My Super Shuttle runs a shuttle service between Charleroi Airport and Antwerp Central Station or Crown Plaza Hotel 8 times a day.
Antwerp Airport - Deurne
Antwerp Airport is a small international airport situated in Deurne. Antwerp Airport offers regular flights between Antwerp and several European cities like London, Geneva, Berlin, Barcelona and Milan. Bus routes 51, 52 and 53 from De Lijn provide a regular connection with the railway station Antwerpen-Berchem from where national and international train connections will bring you to your destination. Take tram 9 at Antwerpen-Berchem to go to the city centre.
For more info on destinations and flight schedules, visit the Antwerp Airport website.
Eindhoven Airport (Netherlands)
Many low cost airline companies like Ryanair, JetairFly and Transavia operate to and from Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands. From Einhoven Airport it's an one hour ride to Antwerp by car. The train takes you in approximately 2:15 h to Antwerpen Centraal.
For more info consult the website of Eindhoven Airport.
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- De Lijn
Within the province and the city of Antwerp transport is organised by the public transport company De Lijn. Buses leave to all parts of the city from Antwerp Central Station. From the bus station Rooseveltplaats which is close to the Central Station. There are direct bus links to various other towns and cities.
Read more on De Lijn for information about trams and buses.