To reach the city of Antwerp, a travel option may be via the airport of the Belgian city, which is called Antwerp-Deurne. It is the busiest airport in this city and is located seventeen kilometers from the city center.
This airport offers a wide range of local and international flights, from several destinations in Europe and Asia, and from other destinations around the world.
The airport shuttle service can be a cost-effective way to travel while on vacation in Antwerp, Belgium. A shuttle bus will take you from Antwerp Airport to various sites and areas of the city. These shuttles generally pick up passengers from the city center, and many other important locations. There are also shuttles that take you to other areas of the city.
There are several transfer buses to and from Antwerp Airport. Bus 51 is the airport express shuttle that takes you to and from the airport and the city center.
The other buses that are available for transfer between the airport and the center are bus number 52 and 53. These other buses are cheaper, but they are slower, less frequent and have less luggage space.
Where can you catch the Antwerp airport buses?
There is a T1 terminal at Antwerp-Deurne Airport and there is also a separate bus transfer service for this terminal. Therefore, when you wait at the bus stop in the city center, make sure that you take the bus that takes you to the terminal you need. If you are not sure, ask the driver. Otherwise, you could end up in the wrong terminal and you could have an additional thirty minutes transfer time.
Several reasons to book your transfer from the airport
You’re planning to arrive in Antwerp-Deurne, here are five good reasons to book a bus transfer in advance to make your trips from the airport easier.
There are three bus lines departing from Antwerp Airport, the station of which is located just after the outside exits.
This means of transport the cheapest among all has a frequency of passage of 20 minutes. The first bus leaves the airport each morning at 5:00 a.m. and the last at 12:30 a.m. You can therefore take it at the start of each hour or at mid-hour, but allow time for the purchase of the ticket, detailed later. Otherwise, you can book your ticket in advance by going to www.delijn.be.
If you book a shuttle to Antwerp Airport, make sure you go with a reliable company. Look for established companies with years of experience in the transit industry that have a good reputation. You can view their testimonials online. You want someone who will act responsibly while giving you directions around town.
If you are looking for a perfect way to travel around Antwerp, an airport shuttle is highly recommended. They will give you a unique experience by showing you around the city on the road. You can also sign up for one of the tours offered by the company. They will take you and show you all the historical sites, monuments and exciting places that you might not be able to see otherwise. Booking a shuttle is easy because you can do it online.
The city has a fairly economical and efficient tram service. Several tram lines run between the airport and the city center every 10 minutes, from 5 a.m. until around midnight. The stop is right outside the airport.
There are three tram lines (4, 9, 11) which serve the city of Antwerp and its airport: from the terminal, you will reach the Antwerp airport terminal in the city center. The tram runs every day between 5 a.m. and midnight. The journey takes 36 to 38 minutes to the terminus. Tickets can be purchased at each stop, at the automatic terminals provided for this purpose. Note that the tram runs approximately every 8 minutes, but trains are scarce in the evening.
You can buy tickets from the vending machine at the stop; you will need to have the exact change, otherwise pay with your card. Tickets can also be purchased on the tram but they will cost more.