Travel by plane
via Brussels Airport – see www.brusselsairport.be
You can reach Antwerp either by train or by bus.
In the basement of the airport building is a train station. The travel via Brussels-North to Antwerp takes about 1 hour 10 minutes. It is not clear whether the new direct connection will already be operational in May 2012. IR and L trains between Brussels and Antwerp are slower than the InterCity trains running twice an hour. There is a second railway station Antwerp-Berchem at the border of the town. The high speed trains do not stop in Brussels-North or in Antwerp-Berchem.
Brussels Airport Shuttle Service: 10 euro/pp/service (departure platform B at the bus station (level 0).
Stop De Keyserlei, near Central Station
Daily from Zaventem each hour between 5 a.m. and 12 p.m. – too Zaventem each hour between 6.10 a.m. and 11.10 p.m.
Tickets one way are sold by bus driver at every bus stop (€ only)
via the local Airport – see www.antwerp-airport.be
There are convenient connections to London City airport and to Manchester. The airport is close to the center of the town. There is a regular bus service connecting the airport with the centre.
via Amsterdam – see www.schiphol.nl
The ticket for the high speed train to Antwerp is often included in the price of the air plane ticket. Otherwise the connection is either expensive or time consuming (almost two hours).
via Charleroi (Brussels South) – see www.charleroi-airport.com
There are cheap flights to/from this airport. It is located about 100 km south of Antwerp. There is a bus service between the airport and the railway station of Charleroi and there are InterCity trains Charleroi-Brussels-Antwerp twice an hour. Alternatively, there are bus services connecting the airport with a number of towns including Antwerp.
Travel by train
The central station of Antwerp is on the high speed line Amsterdam-Paris. Via the railway station of Brussels-South this offers further connections with towns in the UK,and in Germany. For local trains see www.nmbs.be.
Travel by car
Parking on the streets of the inner town is very expensive (of the order of 1 Euro for 1 hour, 3 for 2 hours, 6 for 3 hours, 20 for 1 day). The new underground parking called ‘Nationale Bank’ is still not heavily used – see the road map on the web site of the conference centre at www.elzenveld.be.
T: +32 3 238 38 38
F: +32 3 248 06 59
- Zaventem-Antwerp: 72 euro (15 min. attendance included)
- Deurne-Antwerp: max. 15 euro
Reservation by phone, fax or email