LOCATION

Antwerp is located centrally in Europe and can be easily reached by bike, by car, by train and by plane. The city is situated at a crossroads of motorways and prides itself on a modern railway network, which extends to the centre of the city. The city also has an extensive network of tram and bus lines.

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From Antwerp to…

DESTINATION DISTANCE (KM) BY TRAIN BY PLANE FROM BRUSSELS
Bruges 105 1h20
Brussels 46 0h45
Gent 65 0h50
Leuven 72 1h
Mechelen 25 0h23
GERMANY
Aachen 140 2h46
Berlin 723 8h30 1h06
Bonn 195 4h30
Cologne 179 4h30
Düsseldorf 164 4h12 0h27
Frankfurt 427 6h 0h40
Hamburg 540 7h30 0h48
Munich 832 9h 0h52
Stuttgart 659 6h40 0h55
FRANCE
Bordeaux 800 6h40 1h40
Le Havre 453 5h30
Lille 112 1h40
Lyon 821 4h50 0h49
Paris 340 2h07 0h33
Strasbourg 544 5h45 0h55
ITALY
Milan 980 13h10 1h12
Rome 1661 17h30 1h48
PORTUGAL
Lisbon 2072 18h31 2h40

GETTING HERE

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BY PLANE

Antwerp is situated near two airports. Zaventem is 45 kilometres from Antwerp, or 30 minutes by car. Deurne Airport is a 15-minute drive from Antwerp. Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Eindhoven Airport are two other airports from which you can reach Antwerp easily. Check out the information and links below.

Antwerp Airport (7 km from Antwerp City Centre)
www.antwerp-airport.be

Bus (De Lijn): line 14 (15 minutes)
Antwerpen Centraal (Central Station)
Bus Station right outside terminal building
Price: 2 euro
Taxi to Antwerp City Centre (+/- 15 min.)
Price: +/- 15 euro

Brussels Airport (45 km from Antwerp City Centre)
www.brusselsairport.be

Train: “Brussels Airport Express” (34 min.)
Antwerpen Centraal (Central Station)
Railway Station (NMBS) at Level -1
Price: 12,40 euro
Bus: “Airport Express (+/- 45 min.)
Antwerpen (G. Le Grellelaan – Crowne Plaza hotel and Koningin Astridplein – Central Station)
Bus Station at Level 0
Price: 10 euro
www.airportexpress.be
More information
Taxi to Antwerp City Centre (+/- 40 min.)
Price: +/- 75 euro

Brussels South Charleroi Airport (115 km from Antwerp City Centre)
www.charleroi-airport.com

Train (+/- 120 min.)
Antwerpen Centraal (Central Station)
Bus station (TEC) right outside terminal building for bus to Charleroi train station
Price: +/- 17 euro
Taxi to Antwerp City Centre (+/- 75 min.)
Price: +/- 170 euro

Eindhoven Airport (87 km from Antwerp City Centre)
www.eindhovenairport.nl

Taxi to Antwerp City Centre (+/- 60 min.)
Price: +/- 110 euro
Bus DB Bahn (+/- 75 min.)
Antwerpen Centraal (Central Station)
Price: starting from 9 euro
www.bahn.de/icbus

Düsseldorf Airport (200 km from Antwerp City Centre)
www.dus.com

Bus DB Bahn (+/- 3 hours 20 min.)
Antwerpen Centraal (Central Station)
Price: starting from 14 euro
www.bahn.de/icbus

train

BY TRAIN

What better way to travel to Antwerp than by train? All of the international and intercity trains stop in the stations of Antwerpen-Centraal and Antwerpen-Berchem. On any given day, there are fifteen train departures per hour to and from Antwerp, including intercity (IC), interregional (IR) or local (L) trains. Antwerp’s Central Station is also a key station in the network of tram and bus lines, which will take you across the city.

Are you visiting Antwerp? Then take advantage of one of the many all-in tariffs of Belgium’s national railway company, NMBS. The B-Day trips include a train ticket and access to an attraction (such as the Zoo) as well as any connecting transport mode. Passes, weekend tickets or group rates (for groups of fifteen or more people) are cheaper.

www.b-rail.be/

car

BY CAR

Antwerp is easy to reach by car. Before travelling, please visit the additional links providing information about parking and road works in the city.

From Amsterdam-Breda (E19) or from Bergen op Zoom (A12)

Take exit 1, Antwerpen-Centrum (Merksem). Follow the signs for Antwerpen-Centrum, along Groenendaallaan and the Noorderlaan viaducts.
For the historic city centre – continue along Londenstraat and Amsterdamstraat after the Noorderlaan viaduct. At the top of Amsterdamstraat, turn left at the traffic lights onto the Scheldt quays.
For the Meir/Central Station/Zoo – continue along Italiëlei and the boulevards (Leien) after the Noorderlaan viaduct.

From Cologne – Aachen – Liège – Hasselt (E40 – E314 – E 313) or from Eindhoven (E34)

For the historic city centre – take exit 1 on the ring road (R1) around Antwerp and continue along Groenendaallaan towards Antwerpen-Centrum. Turn left onto Noorderlaan and continue until you have passed the Noorderlaan viaduct. After the viaduct, continue along Londenstraat and Amsterdamstraat. At the top of Amsterdamstraat, turn left at the traffic lights onto the Scheldt quays.
For the Meir/Central Station/Zoo – take Antwerpen-Centrum (Borgerhout), exit 17. Turn left at the traffic light and continue along Noordersingel. Turn right under the railway bridge at the second traffic light and continue along Plantin en Moretuslei until the third set of traffic lights, under the railway bridge and up to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right and drive past the municipal park. Continue until you reach the boulevards (Leien) at the second traffic lights.

From Paris – Brussels (E19)

For the historic city centre – on approaching Antwerp, see signs for the Craeybeckx Tunnel. In the tunnel take the right lane, and then the left lane towards Ring (R1) / Gent.
On the Antwerp ring road (R1) take the first exit, Antwerpen-Centrum/Kiel. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue along Singel, Bolivarplaats, Jan van Gentstraat and Namenstraat to the T-junction with the Scheldt quays. Turn right at the traffic lights.
For Meir/Central Station/Zoo – on approaching Antwerp, see the Craeybeckx Tunnel. Take the right lane towards Ring (R1). On the Antwerp ring road (R1) take the next exit, exit 3 (Borgerhout). Turn left at the traffic light and continue along Plantin en Moretuslei until the third set of traffic lights, under the railway bridge and up to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right and drive past the municipal park. Continue until you reach the boulevard (Leien) at the second traffic lights.

From Brussels (A12)

For the historic city centre – follow signs for Antwerpen-Centrum through the Jan De Vos Tunnel and at the fork, bear right towards Singel (R10). Turn left at the traffic lights and continue along Singel, Bolivarplaats, Jan van Gentstraat and Namenstraat to the T-junction with the Scheldt quays. Turn right at the traffic lights.
For Meir/Central Station/Zoo – follow Antwerpen-Centrum through the Jan De Vos Tunnel and bear left at the fork towards Bolivar Tunnel and Leien. Continue along the boulevard.

From Lille – Kortrijk – Ghent (E17) or Ostend – Bruges (E40), via Ghent (E17)

For the historic city centre – take exit 5A Antwerpen-Centrum immediately after the Kennedy Tunnel and continue along the right lane towards the A12. Take the first exit, Hoboken/Wilrijk. Turn left at the traffic lights and continue along Kolonel Silvertoplaan up to the first set of traffic lights. Turn right and continue along Generaal Armstrongweg up to the T-junction with the Scheldt quays. Turn right and continue along the Quays.
For Meir/Central Station/Zoo – after the Kennedy Tunnel, take exit 5A Antwerpen-Centrum and take the left lane towards Bolivar Tunnel and Leien. Continue along the boulevard.

www.antwerken.be/

www.parkereninantwerpen.be

velo

GETTING AROUND

VELO

The Velo city bikes are a form of public transport, they take you anywhere you want to be and are easily combinable with train, tram and bus.
You can only use the Velo bikes for short trips. That is why the first half-hour of every rental is included in the price. If you use the bike longer, then you pay extra. For bike trips of half a day or more we recommend that you rent a bike from a bicycle rental company.
It is easy to rent a bike. You can buy a year card, a week pass or a day pass:
Registration form (Day or week pass by credit card)
www.velo-antwerpen.be
www.wap.velo-antwerpen.be (wap)
Velo customer service (Kievitplein 7): Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm, Friday from 9 am to 3 pm (closed on Saturdays and Sundays), by phone: +32 3 206 50 30.

Or you can go to the Grote Markt’s welcome desk where you can buy a Day or Week Pass on our guest PC/Computer.

The Velo system is as easy as riding a bike: as soon as you have received your year card you will be able to take a bike at one of the stations. Users of a day or week pass get a code. You can enter this code via the keyboard on the terminal of the station. You can ride to any other station of your choice, closest to your destination. The Velo service is operational 365 days a year, 24/7.
More information: www.velo-antwerpen.be
Download the Velo app:
iOs: https://itunes.apple.com/be/app/velo-antwerpen/id534476508?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=be.antwerpen.velo

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Getting around the city

Antwerp is a pocket-sized metropolis: compact and easy to navigate, even on foot if you feel like it. Approximately 1/5 of the historic city centre is a pedestrian zone and pedestrians have priority during many of the city’s summer events. If you need to move at a faster pace, jump on a tram or bus operated by the Flemish public transport company, De Lijn. Fast, flexible and convenient, its got Antwerp covered!
Enjoying a night out on the town
If you are partying the night away on Friday and Saturday and still want to get home safely, the De Lijn trams run an hour later, tying in with the night time buses. The night buses leave from Antwerp-South at 1.25 a.m. and 3.30 a.m. respectively and at 1.45 a.m. and 3.30 a.m. from Rooseveltplaats.
If you aren’t quite ready to head home, you can always use a TOV ticket (Taxi-Public Transport ticket), giving you a 2 € discount on your taxi ride home.

Tip: to get your travel 20% cheaper, buy your tram or bus ticket ahead of time – in newspaper stores, supermarkets, at Antwerp Tourism & Convention or from vending machines near bus and tram stops. An overview of the tariffs (presale/from the driver):
Individual ticket / 60 minutes / € 1,30 – € 2
SMS ticket / 60 minutes (sms DL 4884) / € 1,55
SMS ticket / 120 minutes (sms DL120 4884) / € 2,35
Day pass / 1 day / € 5 – € 7
10-ride pass / (10 x 60 minutes) / € 10 – …

http://www.delijn.be/

EASE YOUR STAY

City Card

City Trip Planner

City Map

TAXI

Need to get from point A to point B in Antwerp quickly? Then why not take a taxi as it will bring you to your destination in a fast, safe and affordable manner! The Antwerp taxis can transport up to four passengers while taxi buses can transport seven to eight passengers for the same price. The official taxis, with a permit from the City of Antwerp, all have an illuminated taxi sign on the roof and a red plate on the front of the car. You pay a uniform tariff, which is controlled by the city. The tariff is always shown on the taximeter in the car. When you arrive at your destination the taximeter will automatically print out a ticket with the taxi company’s name and phone number as well as the phone number of the local police, for any questions or complaints you may have.

Order a taxi by calling the phone numbers of the main taxi companies or use the Apple and Android app, which can be downloaded at http://m.taxi4me.net/antwerp.

Antwerp taxi stands:
Arenbergstraat
Bolivarplaats
Dageraadplaats
Eiermarkt
Franklin Rooseveltplaats
Frankrijklei  (Opera)
Godefriduskaai (MAS)
Groenplaats
Huidevetterstraat
J. Van Rijswijcklaan (Antwerp Expo)
Kievitplein (Centraal Station)
Korte Koepoortstraat
Leopold De Waelplaats
Luchthavenlei
Napoleonkaai (MAS)
Oudeleeuwenrui
Pelikaanstraat (Centraal Station)
Posthoflei (Berchem Station)
Sint-Jansplein
Steenplein
Turnhoutsebaan (Roma)
Van der Delftstraat (Sportpaleis)
Waalsekaai
Wisselstraat