In the past years, we’ve written quite some posts about what to do in Antwerp, what to see in Antwerp, which events you should RSVP to and even how you can save money while being on your city trip in Antwerp. This month, we decided to show you the huge public transport network Antwerp has to offer.

You can take a nice walk through the streets of Antwerp, next to the Scheldt from the MAS to South Antwerp and back to Leopold Hotel Antwerp, but once you’ve done that you might like to give your feet some rest and travel to your next destination by public transport. Well, you’re in luck! Antwerp has lots of possibilities to offer, so take off those shoes and let everyone enjoy your lovely sweaty feet. No just kidding, I am sure your feet smell just fine, but please… Keep your shoes where they belong, on your feet.

Travel by bus

Whether you would like to go to another part of Antwerp, or visit a place outside of Antwerp, you can travel easily by vroom-vroom! There are three places where you can catch a bus easily in Antwerp, two of those are close to the hotel: Antwerp-Central Station and Franklin Rooseveltplaats. From these places, you can take busses to everywhere you want. Okay, don’t get all excited because you can travel to Antarctica to see penguins play with each other. Sorry not sorry, just regular bus trips these days. So if you would like to visit the MAS Museum, or want to take a walk in the beautiful Middelheim Park, you can take a bus to enjoy your day!

BUS

ANTWERP-CENTRAL STATION” – 800M


BUS

BUS STOP “FRANKLIN ROOSEVELTPLAATS” – 750M

Travel by tram

You can also travel easily and quick by tram or premetro. Designed to make your travel as smooth as possible. Most tram lines will go underground as soon as they reach city of Antwerp, but there are also a few tram lines which are on ground level, for those who are afraid of ghosts in the dark. Boooohhhh! Same as the buses, also trams can take you from Antwerp to Antwerp, but also outside of Antwerp. Go have a fun day shopping at Shopping Center Wijnegem or see a movie at the massive Kinepolis Metropolis cinema. You can reach both easily while traveling by tram.

Visit the main stations of Antwerp, “Antwerp-Central Station”, “Diamant” and “Astrid” to travel wherever you would like to travel to! Aye-aye captain, enjoy your travel!

Tram stop diamant

TRAM (UNDERGROUND) STOP “DIAMANT” RIGHT AT THE TRAIN STATION “ANTWERP-CENTRAL STATION” – 750M

Tram stop Central Station

TRAM (GROUND LEVEL) STOP “ANTWERP-CENTRAL STATION” IN FRONT OF THE MAIN TRAIN STATION OF ANTWERP – 1.0KM

Tram stop station Astrid

TRAM (UNDERGROUND) STATION “ASTRID” – 1.0KM 

Buy tickets

Make sure to buy tickets before entering your tram or bus to your final destination to avoid fights with your wallet. It’s 25 to 40 percent cheaper to purchase your tickets before entering the tram or bus! You can purchase them at the tracks of “Diamant” and “Astrid” (undergrounds) or at the office machines in the central station. You can pay with cash per ticket or a multiple-travel ticket. The transporter “De Lijn” has a new app, in which you can also easily pay your tickets with your mobile phone and receive your ticket digitally. Check the App Store for more information.

Forgot to get a ticket?

No need to worry, but do hurry! Run run honey, get your money. You can pay with your cash money at the driver. It will be more expensive, but at least you have a ticket. There will be check-ups every now and then, so if you do not have a ticket, you will get one from them. But that will be way more expensive, ‘cause it’ll be a penalty. Approximately € 250EUR per person who did not purchase a ticket. So better spend those few Euros on a ticket ;)

Going to an event at Lotto Arena or Sportpaleis?

Good news! In 99.999% of the cases, your ticket includes your travel by public transport. The other 0.0001% is a mystery, a big black hole which no-one ever has visited. Check your ticket before jumping on one of the many trams in direction of Lotto Arena/Sportpaleis to see if it has a logo like below, if so; you’re safe to go!

Example of a ticket with public transport

EXAMPLE OF A TICKET TO SPORTPALEIS, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION LOGO.

Safe travels

We wish you great travels in Antwerp. In need of any directions? Do not hesitate to ask our staff for some information. And remember: do not forget your shoes.

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