INSPIRE Knowledge Base

How to get there

The address of the conference centre is :
Koningin Astridplein 20
2018 Antwerpen

The Conference Centre is located right next to Antwerp Central Station! So, coming by train is the smart solution.

If you fly to Brussels Airport (Zaventem), you can get there by train in 30 minutes. From Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) a Thalys train will take you to Antwerp in less than 60 minutes.

Check the FMCCA website for more directions

Getting to Antwerp by plane

Antwerp is surrounded by airports! Zaventem (Brussels) International will be the easiest options for most travellers. But low cost carriers often fly to Eindhoven and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.

Note: Brussels airlines and by extension the Lufthansa group (Austrian, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss) are the Official Airline partner and offer up to 10% discount on worldwide flights to Brussels for the conference !

The discounted airfares and conditions can be booked and ticketed via the dedicated online booking platform on the Lufthansa webpage. This platform will also display any public and promotional fares independent of the Discounted Airfares within the frame of the discount agreement in order to offer you the lowest available airfares! The access code will be provided upon registering for the conference.

Brussels Airport (45 km from Antwerp City Centre)

Transport from Brussels Airport to Antwerp

Train: “Brussels Airport Express” (34 min.) to “Antwerpen Centraal”
Railway station (NMBS) at level -1  Fare: € 12,40

Bus: “Airport Express (+/- 45 min.)
To Antwerpen (Koningin Astridplein – Central Station)
Bus station at level 0 Fare: € 10

Taxi to Antwerp City Centre (+/- 40 min.)Fare: +/- € 75

Antwerp Airport (7 km from Antwerp City Centre)

Transport from Antwerp Airport to Antwerp

Bus (De Lijn): 51, 52, 53 to Antwerp Berchem (15 min.)+ transfer to bus 21, 32 or tram 9, 11 to Antwerp City Centre (Rooseveltplaats) Bus station next to terminal. Fare: €3

Taxi to Antwerp City Centre (+/- 15 min.) Fare: +/- € 15

You can fly direct to Antwerp from the following destinations:
With CityJet: London
With Tuifly: Alicante | Barcelona | Ibiza | Malaga | Mallorca | Murcia | Nador | Split

Eindhoven Airport (87 km from Antwerp City Centre)

Transport from Eindhoven Airport to Antwerp

Bus DB Bahn (+/- 75 min) - Bus station next to terminal. Fare: from €9

Taxi: Taxi to Antwerp City Centre (+/- 60 min). Fare: +/- €110

Brussels South Charleroi Airport (115 km from Antwerp City Centre)

Transport from Brussels South Charleroi Airport to Antwerp

Train (+/- 120 min.) to Antwerpen Centraal (Central Station)

Bus: Bus station to Charleroi train station next to terminal. Fare: +/- €17 

Taxi: Taxi to Antwerp City Centre (+/- 75 min). Fare: +/- €170

Getting to Antwerp by Car

Are you planning on coming to Antwerp by car? Please note that the city centre of Antwerp is now a low emission zone. Register your vehicle before coming to Antwerp and check whether you can enter the zone.

Parking Station ZOO (formerly Nova):

visitors of the Elisabeth Center Antwerp pay €4 for a day ticket. Don't forget to ask attendants in the Elisabeth Center Antwerp to validate your parking ticket! A good number of car parks are available in the immediate vicinity of Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp. Electronic signposts announce the location of car parks and free spaces (purple zone).

Parking Station ZOO , Parking Breidel, Parking Astridplein , Parking De Keyser , Parking Diamant , Parking Roosevelt

Getting to Antwerp by Train

You can easily get to Antwerp by train. National and international trains such as Thalys and Eurostar stop in Antwerp-Central Station. There are fifteen trains to and from Antwerp every hour.

If you arrive in Central Station, then stop and take the time to look around you. Many publications have rated it as one of the most beautiful stations in the world.

Links that may interest you:

Belgian Railways: