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If you would like to travel to or from Belgium via Amsterdam or via Paris, you can book a KLM flight ticket that includes travel by bus or train for part of your journey.

Antwerp – Schiphol Express Bus

If you have booked a journey that includes a bus trip between Antwerp and Amsterdam, you can use the Antwerp – Schiphol Express Bus service:

  • From Antwerp, Koningin Astridplein (in front of Central Station) to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at departure level. Departure times are daily 06.00 (arrival 08.30) and 13.00 (arrival 15.30) hours.

  • From Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (bus lane C at arrivals level) to Koningin Astridplein in Antwerp. Departure is daily at 09:30 (arrival 12.00) hours.


Simply show your ticket and passport when boarding the bus. Please make sure that your ticket states that this part will be by bus.

Picking up your train ticket

While booking your trip you can often select flights which are partly operated by an international rail service.  You can pick up your train ticket with reserved seats by showing your KLM ticket and valid proof of identity at special desks at your departure station. You can pick up your ticket from 4 hours prior to the train departure time. Be sure to allow for possible lines. Save your stamped train ticket: if you have a flight after having travelled part of the way by train, you will have to present your train ticket at the check-in desk at the airport.

Here’s where you can collect your train ticket for your trip by train:

Between Belgium and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
RoutePick up train ticket at
From Antwerp Central Station to Amsterdam Airport SchipholInternational desk at Antwerp Central Station
From Brussels South Railway Station to Amsterdam Airport SchipholDeparture Today zone at Brussels South Railway Station
From Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Antwerp Central StationNS desk at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

 

Between Belgium and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
RoutePick up at
From Brussels South Railway Station to Paris-Charles de GaulleAt the AIR FRANCE KLM agency at Brussels South Railway
station (entrance Rue de France)*, from 90 to 20 minutes
before the train departure time
From Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Brussels South Railway StationAir France mobile desk at the TGV station*,
from 45 to 10 minutes before
the train departure time


* At your point of departure, you may check in for your entire journey.

Travel by train within France

From various stations in France you can travel to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport by train, then continue your trip on an Air France flight to your destination. 

• Angers Railway Station   
• Le Mans Railway Station 
• Lille Europe Railway Station 
• Lyon Part-Dieu Railway Station 
• Lorraine TGV Railway Station 
• Nantes Railway Station 
• Poitiers Railway Station 
• Tours Saint Pierre des Corps TGV Railway Station


Make sure to pick up your ticket at the TGVair desk in an SNCF train station.

- Show your flight ticket to receive a TGVAir train ticket
- If you book your trip online, a single ticket will give you access to your entire trip by rail and air. You can pick up your ticket by showing your trip summary or a form of identification.

Check-in

  • The check-in deadline is 15 minutes before your train’s departure time.
  • You need to check in only once for your entire trip by rail & air
  • To check in your baggage, go to the check-in desk or baggage drop-off point as soon as you arrive at the airport.


Taking the train from your arrival airport

Upon arriving at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, go to the TGV station to continue your journey. Next, you can pick up your train ticket at the TGVair desk.

From train/bus to plane at the airport

When you arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol or at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, you can check in at the check-in desks for your connecting flight. There you can also drop off your check-in baggage.

Make sure to collect your baggage yourself from the bus or train and check it in at the check-in desk at the airport.

Read more about baggage drop-off at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 

On the bus or train

Thalys

If you will be taking a Thalys train after your flight, do not forget to pick up your baggage at the carrousel before you board the train. The carriage and seat number for your reserved seat are shown on your train ticket. At the station, look for the carriage number next to train’s exterior doors or for signs on the platform.

On Benelux/Intercity trains

On intercity trains from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Antwerp Central Station or to Brussels South Railway station, or vice versa, seating is free in the travel class as indicated on your train ticket. Benelux/Intercity is indicated by code 9B on your ticket.

On the Antwerp – Schiphol Express Bus

When taking the bus after a flight, please make sure to pick up your baggage first. On the bus, seating is free.

Lounge

World Business Class and First Class passengers, travelling to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, can access the special Thalys Lounge at Brussels South Railway Station. Flying Blue Elite and Club 2000 members are also welcome to visit this lounge.

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