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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price $68.51
  2. 30 day advance $84.62
  3. 7 day advance $167.90
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  1. It is easy to take the train from London to Antwerp. The journey requires just one change of train at Brussels Midi. There are between six and ten departures from London each day, the exact number varying by day of the week. The journey starts with a high-speed run on Eurostar from London to Brussels. In Brussels, you change onto an Intercity train for the short onward journey to Antwerp.

    Tickets for your journey from London to Antwerp via Brussels normally go on sale six months prior to travel (although that forward booking horizon may be rather less for journeys in the period after the annual European timetable changes in early of mid December each year). This route carries a lot of business traffic, so it pays to book well in advance if you are keen to get a bargain fare. But even closer to your travel date, it’s often still possible to get a reasonably priced ticket if you are prepared to travel on one of the more lightly loaded off-peak services.


    London to Brussels

    Board a Eurostar service from London St Pancras to Brussels. Little more than an hour after leaving London you’ll already be in northern France, speeding through Flanders fields towards Lille Europe, where many but not all Brussels-bound Eurostar trains make an intermediate stop. Some trains make up to three additional stops – at Ebbsfleet, Ashford and Calais. In April 2018, Eurostar introduced twice daily non-stop trains on the London to Brussels route, taking just 108 minutes for the 373km journey.

    Eurostar trains from London terminate at Brussels Midi station. Trains run every five minutes from Brussels Midi to Brussels Central (for the city centre). Your Eurostar ticket is valid for this short onward hop within Brussels. At Brussels Midi, there are good onward connections with a choice of Thalys or German ICE trains for direct links to Germany, as well as Belgian (or sometimes Dutch) Intercity trains to cities across the wider BeNeLux region.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar’s airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. This is a light-touch security scan, and there are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.


    Brussels to Antwerp

    Intercity trains leave Brussels directly for Antwerp three or four times per hour. These services all serve three stations in the Belgian capital: Midi, Central and Nord. The journey from Brussels to Antwerp runs through the densely populated Flemish region of Belgium. The travel time is between 45 and 60 minutes, with most trains making four or five stops along the way. Upon arrival in Antwerp, trains stop first at Antwerp Berchem. For the city centre, it is better to stay on board and alight at Antwerp Central.

    There are also occasional Thalys trains which run non-stop from Brussels Midi to Antwerp Central. They take just 35 minutes, but are usually very expensive. Advance reservation is compulsory for Thalys. So we advise sticking to the Intercity trains, where your ticket can be used on any train.

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The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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