There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Mechelen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Mechelen Ic / ...

$54 - $77

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810

$17 - $30

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Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Mechelen Intercity direct

$25 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Mechelen 115 miles

$28 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

$57 - $253

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Mechelen. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Mechelen is 153 km. The road distance is 184 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Mechelen without a car is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Amsterdam to Mechelen, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Mechelen train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Mechelen is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Amsterdam to Mechelen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Mechelen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Mechelen is 184 km. It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to drive from Amsterdam to Mechelen.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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  • Distance: 95.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Mechelen, Belgium?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Mechelen via Antwerpen-Centraal in around 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Mechelen hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Dutch Railways (NS)

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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