Airfare to Antwerp, Belgium
One of the world’s primary diamond centers, Antwerp is also known for its large shipping seaport and fashion industry. Top travel attractions include the Cathedral of Our Lady, Fine Arts Museum, and during the summer, the Zomer van Antwerpen city events.
Airfare to Antwerp will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Brussels, Belgium or Amsterdam, Netherlands. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. VLM Airlines is the national carrier, however Welcome Air also stop in Antwerp.
The most expensive air tickets to Antwerp are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Brussels, Belgium or Amsterdam, Netherlands and traveling overland to Antwerp via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Antwerp, check out BootsnAll’s Antwerp Travel Guide.