There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Mechelen by train, bus, taxi or car
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Questions & Answers
No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Mechelen. However, there are services departing from Yser and arriving at Mechelen Oude Brusselsestraat via Vilvoorde Station Perron 4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 14 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord and arriving at Mechelen. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.
The distance between Brussels and Mechelen is 21 km. The road distance is 28.9 km.
The best way to get from Brussels to Mechelen without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs .
The train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Mechelen takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.
Brussels to Mechelen bus services, operated by STIB, depart from Yser station.
Brussels to Mechelen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord station.
The best way to get from Brussels to Mechelen is to train which takes 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 58 bus and line 282 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 14 min.
Brussels to Mechelen bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Mechelen Oude Brusselsestraat station.
Brussels to Mechelen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Mechelen station.
What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Mechelen, Belgium?
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Mechelen every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 19 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Mechelen via Vilvoorde Station and Vilvoorde Station Perron 4 in around 1 h 14 min.
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Mechelen
- Ave. Duration
- 19 min
- Every 15 minutes
- Estimated price
- $5 - $8
- Book at
- 2nd Class
- $5 - $8
- 1st Class
- $7 - $12
Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Mechelen
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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Mechelen is 29 km. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from Brussels to Mechelen.
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