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

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Train via Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Malines / Mechelen Ic / ...

$15 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels Airport 819

$11 - $31

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 55 min

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

$11 - $17

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Mechelen 74.4 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Mechelen is to train which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 1 h 55 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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Malines / Mechelen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 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 best way to get from Bruges to Mechelen without a car is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs 12€ - 19€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Bruges to Mechelen, including transfers.

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Bruges to Mechelen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruges / Brugge station.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Mechelen is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs 12€ - 19€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 27€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Mechelen is 119 km. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from Bruges to Mechelen.

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  • Distance: 56.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Bruges to Mechelen via Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters in around 1 h 34 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bruges to Mechelen 5 times a week. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Malines / Mechelen
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
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Malines / Mechelen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $25
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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