Antwerp - Essential Information


Brussels Airport Web: Belgium’s biggest and most important airport is situated 45 km from Antwerp city centre, a 40 minute drive by car. Train: 4 connections each hour to Brussels North Station from where there are 3 trains each hour to Antwerp. 9,90 euro one way. Starting in June there will be a new train link between Brussels Airport and Antwerpen Centraal. Travelling time: 34 minutes, price: 12,40 euro. Airport Express: a direct coach connection between train station ‘Antwerpen Centraal’ and Brussels Airport. There is also a stop at L. Legrellelaan in Antwerp, in front of the Crowne Plaza hotel. Travel time is 45 minutes (depending on traffic), the coach goes hourly in both directions. Price: 10 euro one-way. Web: Taxi: +/- 90 euro one-way Antwerp Airport: 7 km from Antwerp city centre, 15 minute drive Bus line 14 connection between railway station “Antwerpen-Centraal” and Antwerp AIrport Taxi: 15 minutes to the centre of Antwerp, +/- 15-20 euro Antwerpen Centraal: the city can be comfortably reached by train. You arrive at Antwerp’s unique railway station “Antwerpen-Centraal”. Web:
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Passport / Visa

Belgium can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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Public Transport

Getting around the city Antwerp is a pocket-sized metropolis: compact and easy to navigate, even by 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, it’s got Antwerp covered! Enjoying a night out in 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 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.
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Considering a taxi? Good idea, they are fast and affordable. Each taxi has a red recognition sign as proof that it’s a licensed taxi. The rate is uniform and is controlled by the city. Don’t forget to reserve your taxi beforehand or scan the streets for the orange taxi signs. You can also get a taxi at the click of a button by using the new app for iPhone and Android: Antwerp Taxi: +32 3 238 38 38 DTM Taxi: +32 3 366 66 66 Metropole Taxi: +32 3 231 61 42 Taxi Sinjoor: +32 3 828 25 25 In case of any taxi-problems, you can contact the ‘Blauwe Lijn’ (blue line) of the Antwerp police: +32 800 123 12
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