Travelling to Antwerp
Antwerp is just half an hour away from Brussels; other European cities like London,
Paris and Amsterdam are also a short trip away. There are two nearby airports
and the city is at the centre of a hub of motorways. Antwerp is also served by
an efficient and regular train service. In town, buses, trams and underground
trains are available to make getting around a smooth experience.
Motorways span out in all directions from Antwerp. To the north, two head into
the Netherlands; two others head east to the Ruhr area and Saar Rhine Land;
one goes southeast to Luxembourg and beyond; while the last two head south to
Paris and other destinations in France.
Taking the train is another easy way of getting to Antwerp. There are two main
stations, Central and Berchem, which are served by both local and international
trains that can speed you off to Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris. Alternatively,
there is a good public bus service that operates routes both within the city
and to other nearby towns.
Visitors travelling to Antwerp by air can land at one of two airports. Antwerp
International Airport is just 15 minutes from the city centre, though it is
not served by many international flights. Thus, many people arrive at Zaventem
Airport near Brussels, which is only a half-hour drive away. There is an hourly
bus service running between Zaventem Airport and Antwerp, and four trains an
hour cover the same journey.
Finally, another option for visitors from the UK is to take a ferry across
the Channel to Ostend, then continue the journey to Antwerp by bus or train.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Ambassador Flat Hotel
Astrid Park Plaza
Crowne Plaza Antwerp
Radisson SAS Park Lane Hotel Antwerp
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full list of hotels and online booking