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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  12 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Malines / Mechelen Ic / ...

$5 - $21

Cheapest option

Line 683 bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the line 683 bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B to Mechelen Station perron 3 683 / ...

$4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen 12.6 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen 12.6 miles

$2 - $4

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen is to drive which costs 2€ - 4€ and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen is to train which costs 4€ - 19€ and takes 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B and arriving at Mechelen Station perron 3 station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arriving at Malines / Mechelen. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Mechelen is 14 km. The road distance is 20.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen without a car is to train which takes 12 min and costs 4€ - 19€.

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The train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Malines / Mechelen takes 12 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brussels Airport-Zaventem station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen is to train which takes 12 min and costs 4€ - 19€. Alternatively, you can line 683 bus, which costs 3€ and takes 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen.
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  • Distance: 8.9 miles
  • Duration: 12 min

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Mechelen, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $21 and the journey takes 12 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route hourly. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 49 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Malines / Mechelen
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $21
1st Class
$26 - $29
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B to Mechelen Station perron 3
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Limostar
Phone
+32 2 512 01 01
Website
limostar.be

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Mechelen Station perron 3.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen is 20 km. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Mechelen.

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