There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Merchtem by train, bus, taxi, car, rideshare or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from Simonis to Merchtem Regional

$5 - $8

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berchem-Sainte-Agathe to Merchtem 9.7 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Line 245 bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the line 245 bus from Brussel IJzer to Merchtem Varkensmarkt 245

$4

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Merchtem 10.6 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Merchtem 10.6 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Brussels to Merchtem 10.6 miles

$30 - $45

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Merchtem, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Merchtem every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 20 min. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels to Merchtem hourly. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 39 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Simonis to Merchtem
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $12
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel IJzer to Merchtem Varkensmarkt
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berchem-Sainte-Agathe to Merchtem
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Brüssel
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Brussels to Merchtem
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$30 - $45
UberBLACK
$45 - $70
UberVAN
$50 - $75
Taxi from Brussels to Merchtem
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brussels to Merchtem?

The distance between Brussels and Merchtem is 15 km. The road distance is 17 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brussels to Merchtem?

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Merchtem is to drive which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brussels to Merchtem?

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Merchtem is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs 35€ - 45€.

Is there a direct train between Brussels and Merchtem?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Simonis and arriving at Merchtem. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

Is there a direct bus between Brussels and Merchtem?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussel IJzer and arriving at Merchtem Varkensmarkt. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.

How long does it take to get from Brussels to Merchtem?

The train from Simonis to Merchtem takes 20 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.