Arriving by plane to Brussels
After arriving at the National Airport Brussels, the most practical way to reach Antwerp is by train. The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level -1, two floors down from the arrival level). After leaving the baggage claim and customs area, keep right (45) to get to the escalators or lifts and follow the railroad signs.
You take a train connecting Brussel-Nat-Luchthaven to Antwerpen-Centraal without change.
From Monday to Friday, the departure times for direct trains are from half hour to half hour, starting with 5:14. The last train from the airport to Antwerp leaves at 23:44. The duration of the journey is around 35 minutes. On Saturdays and Sundays, the direct trains are from hour to hour, starting with 7:05 until 23:05. The duration of the journey is 43 minutes.
You can buy your train ticket on-line in advance. The price for a standard ticket is 20.80 €. Details about time schedule, train numbers, platforms and prices can be found on the webpage of the Belgian Railways.
Arriving by plane to Amsterdam
Use the Thalys fast train to Antwerp Central Station directly from Amsterdam Schiphol airport.
Arriving by train
There are several fast train connections to Antwerp, mainly from Paris, Amsterdam (both by Thalys) and London (by Eurostar, connect in Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi).
The location of the Central Station of Antwerp with respect to hotels and Congrescentrum Elzenveld is given in a map in the second announcement.