There are 4 ways to get from Bruges to Mechelen by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges to Malines L / ...

$11 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus, line 683 bus  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels Airport 819
  2. Take the line 683 bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B to Mechelen Station perron 3 683 / ...

$10 - $14

2 alternative options

Train via Gand-Saint-Pierre  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges to Gand-Saint-Pierre Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Malines Ic / ...

$15 - $22

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Mechelen 74.4 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Mechelen is to bus and line 683 bus which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 2 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Mechelen is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 13 min.

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The distance between Bruges and Mechelen is 90 km. The road distance is 119 km.

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The train from Bruges to Malines takes 1 h 55 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Mechelen station. However, there are services departing from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein and arriving at Mechelen Station perron 3 via Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruges and arriving at Malines. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Mechelen, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Bruges to Mechelen every 3 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bruges to Mechelen via Brussels, Brussels Airport and Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B in around 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruges to Malines
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $26
Train from Bruges to Gand-Saint-Pierre
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Malines
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B to Mechelen Station perron 3
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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