Park and rides (P+R) free parking just outside the city, close to an excellent public transport system. Free parking (when available) at the Scheldekaaien Sint-Michielskaai, Cockerillkaai and De Gerlachekaai, Gedempte Zuiderdokken, Waalsekaai and Vlaamsekaai Pidpa at Desguinlei.
There’s a one-hour direct flight from London City airport to Deurne Airport. Cityjet flies from Antwerp to London City four times a day, with excellent connections to the rest of Europe. Direct trains stop at Antwerp Central and Antwerp Berchem stations from Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport and Zaventem (Brussels) Airport.
Plan your train trip through www.beurope.com. Travel 40 minutes from Brussels Central Station, 1 hour from Rotterdam Central Station or only 30 minutes by Thalys (high speed train), 2 hours from Amsterdam Central Station or only 1.15h by Thalys (high speed train), 2 hours from Paris by Thalys (high speed train), 3 hours from Cologne by Thalys (high speed train).
Plan your route via the website of De Lijn or via their free app. Tip: buy your tram or bus ticket beforehand in a point when possible (newspaper stores, supermarkets, vending machines at various stops, tourist centers of Antwerp), since it's cheaper. You can also buy an Antwerp City Card at tourist centers, which includes the use of public transport in the city for the time your card is valid.
Move fast within the ring of Antwerp and on Linkeroever, with the bikes from Velo Antwerpen. Velo has a free app, available for iOS and Android. With a day pass, week pass or year card, you can make short rides between the different Velo-stations. Read all about it, and find all Velo stations on the website. A day pass is only 3,90 euro. Use the bike for a whole week for 9 euro.