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Travel to Antwerp
You can reach Belgium by all means of transport: international buses and convenient trains provide regular connections from / to many European destinations. Please be informed that the Conference venue is located next to Antwerp Central Station (50m).

International airports near Antwerp are the Antwerp International Airport (ANR), Brussels Airport (BRU, 42km) and the Eindhoven Airport (EIN, 90km). Further airports in Belgium and in The Netherlands are Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL), Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM), Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST), Liège Airport (LGG) Ostend-Bruges International Airport (OST) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).

Brussels Airport, also called Brussels National or Brussels-Zaventem, is one of the two international airports serving Brussels, along with Brussels-Charleroi Airport.

When travelling from Brussels Airport (Brussels-Zaventem) to Antwerp, you have three different transfer options:
  • A direct train runs from Brussels Zaventem airport to Antwerp every 30 minutes. The journey will take 34 minutes and costs 12.40 EUR for a one-way ticket. Find trains timetables and more about ticket prices HERE.
  • Brussels also offers a direct Airport Express bus to Antwerp once an hour. The bus journey takes approx. 45 minutes in light traffic and a one-way ticket costs just 10 EUR, making it the cheapest transportation option. Find bus timetables and more about ticket prices HERE. For Flixbus please click HERE.
  • Taxis at Brussels airport aren’t charged using a fixed rate fee, they have taximeters that measure the cost based on distance. Your final price will depend on the level of traffic and the exact location of your accommodation in Antwerp but will cost around 150 EUR.
The main railway station in Antwerp is the Antwerp Central Station. It offers international connections to Paris and Amsterdam by Thalys, and connections with InterCity to many cities in Belgium and the Netherlands. The Antwerp Central Station is also one of the most beautiful railway stations of Europe.

International coach services, operated by Eurolines and Flixbus, serve Antwerp. Eurolines buses stop at Van Stralenstraat 8, Flixbus coaches stop on Koningin Astridplein near Antwerp Central Station.

Please note that the entire city centre of Antwerp is a Low Emission Zone. If you are planning to come to Antwerp by car, start by checking HERE whether your vehicle may enter the low emission zone.
If your vehicle may enter the city, but it doesn’t have a Belgian or Dutch number plate, then you will need to register your car first.
There is free parking on public holidays and Sundays. Parking Station Zoo, Parking Roosevelt and Parking Central are all within walking distance of the Congress Centre.