NMBS/SNCB, the national railway, connects Antwerp with several trains a day to all other major Belgian cities. There are four to five trains an hour between Antwerp and Brussels, and hourly trains make the 15-minute trip between Antwerp and Lier. International Thalys trains arrive and leave only from Berchem Station, south of the city center, rather than using the downtown Centraal Station. Among other routes, the Thalys trains run seven times a day between Antwerp and Paris and six times a day to and from Amsterdam.
Berchem Station. Burgemeester Edgar Ryckaertplein 1, Berchem, Antwerp, 2600. 02/528–2828; www.belgianrail.be.
Centraal Station. Koningin Astridplein 27, Meir, Antwerp, 2018. 02/528–2828; www.belgianrail.be.
Lier. Leopoldplein 32, Lier, 2500. 02/528--2828; www.belgianrail.be.