Transportation from Brussels Airport to Antwerp 


Intercity bus service

De Decker - Van Riet provides an intercity service between Brussels Airport and Antwerp Crown Plaza / Antwerp City Centre.  It takes approximately 45 minutes from the airport to the city centre. You can find the bus stop directly beneath the arrival zone of the airport, on level 0 in the vicinity of the drop-off zone. Use the elevators or escalators to get to platform P16. 
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To get to the official hotel, Mercure City South Antwerp, depart the AirPort Express Bus at the Crowne Plaza stop and walk approximately 300 meters back in the direction of which the bus arrived. At Desguinlei cross the street and proceed to the left. 100 Meters further, at your right, you’ll find the hotel.

 

To get to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, stay on the AirPort Express Bus to the final destination. Walk 50 meters to the outer most platform “Antwerpen Roosevelt Perron B2”. Here you’ll find tram 24 and take it in the direction of “Havenhuis”. Depart at the 3th stop “Antwerpen Noorderplaats”. The hotel will be right in sight.

 

To get to the Mercure City Center Antwerp hotel, stay on the AirPort Express Bus to the final destination. Walk 50 meters to Van Ertbornstraat. Cross the De Keyzerlei to Quellinstraat. Turn left at the next crossing, Quinten Matsijsstraat. Another 100m further, at you left side, you will find the hotel.


Train

You can catch a train to Antwerp directly beneath Brussels Airport. It’s located at level -1 and can be reached by elevator or escalator.  Buy your tickets in advance. You have to scan them at the entrance gates to the Brussels Airport train station.  Antwerp Central Station is at the heart of the city. 
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To get to the official hotel, Mercure City South Antwerp, follow the signs to subway line 2 in the direction of “Hoboken or Zwaantjes” you can pay with a credit card on the white terminals inside of the vehicles. Click here for more information. Stay on line 2 till “Antwerpen deSingel”. Once on the platform walk back in the direction of which you came. Cross the road and turn right. About 300m on your left side you should see the hotel.

To get to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, leave Central Station at Astridplein and cross the square. On the other side of the square you’ll find a tram stop “Antwerpen Centraal Station Perron 3”. Take tram line 24 to “Havenhuis” and depart at the 4th stop “Antwerpen Noorderplaats”. The hotel should be right in sight.

 

To get to the Mercure City Center Antwerp hotel, go to the Central Station ground level and walk completely through the promenade of the station towards Mediaplein. Leave the promenade at the back and turn right. You’ll cross Pelikaanstraat / Simonsstraat. Walk through Lange Kievitstraat. At the end of the street, on your right, you’ll find the hotel.


Hotel to venue 

To get from the official hotel, Mercure City South Antwerp, to the venue. Transportation is arranged on Saturday and Sunday morning from the hotel to the venue and the other way around on Saturday and Sunday evening. Departure times will be announced on site. Please be advised that you will have to make the trip on your own if you miss transport. To get to the venue with public transport walk out of the hotel and turn left when you reach the road. Cross the street “Karel Oomsstraat” and you’ll see a bus stop at your left. Take bus 17 in the direction of “Felix Archief” and ride along 7 stops till Central Station. At Central Station cross the square “Astridplein” on which Central Station. On the other side of this square you will find a subway station “premetro station Astrid”. Go down and to the platform of line 8 direction “P&R Wommelgem”. Take the tram for 2 stops. Depart the first stop above ground “Muggenberg”. Cross the street to Muggenberglei and walk to the roundabout. Look slightly left and you’ll see the venue.

 

To get from the Holiday Inn Express Hotel take tram line 24 in front of the hotel in direction “Silsburg”. Depart at stop “Deurne Muggenberg” and walk a little bit further to Muggeberglei at your right side and turn into this street. Walk till you reach a roundabout and look slightly left. You will see the venue across the street.

 

To get from the Mercure City Center Antwerp hotel. Leave the hotel and walk to the right on Quinten Matsijslei and walk straight into Quellinstraat. Cross to Van Ertbornstraat at De Keyzerlei until you reach Franklin Rooseveltplaats. Walk to tram platform ”Antwerpen Roosevelt Perron A1” and take tram line 24 in the direction of Silsburg. Depart at stop “Deurne Muggenberg” and walk a little bit further to Muggeberglei at your right side and turn into this street. Walk till you reach a roundabout and look slightly left. You will see the venue across the street.

The other way around should be obvious.

 

Public transport tickets are 2,5€ p.p./hour. Group tickets can be sold.

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We recommend you to use Google Maps for your convenience. Belgian public transportation is embedded in Google Maps with real time tracking. Be advised that public transportation isn’t available between 1:00h and 4:30h. Taxis are abundant and safe.