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

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Train  •  24 min

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

$5 - $11

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Line 500 bus  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Mechelen O. Van Kesbeeckstraat to Antwerpen Zuid Perron 3b 500

$4

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mechelen to Antwerp 14.8 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Mechelen to Antwerp 14.8 miles

$3 - $5

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mechelen O. Van Kesbeeckstraat and arriving at Antwerpen Zuid Perron 3b. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mechelen and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Mechelen and Antwerp is 22 km. The road distance is 23.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mechelen to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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The train from Mechelen to Antwerpen-Centraal takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Mechelen to Antwerp bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Mechelen O. Van Kesbeeckstraat station.

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

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The best way to get from Mechelen to Antwerp is to train which takes 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 500 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 9 min.

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Mechelen to Antwerp bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Antwerpen Zuid Perron 3b station.

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Mechelen to Antwerp train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Map of how to get from Mechelen to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 13.9 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Mechelen to Antwerp every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 24 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route hourly. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Mechelen to Antwerp hourly. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 1 h 9 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Mechelen to Antwerpen-Centraal
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 Mechelen to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Mechelen O. Van Kesbeeckstraat to Antwerpen Zuid Perron 3b
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Taxi from Mechelen to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80
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
Berchem Taxi
Phone
+32 3 239 60 60
Website
taxiberchemluchthavenvervoer.be
A-Taxi
Phone
+32 3 283 83 93
Website
taxibedrijfantwerpen.be
Antwerp-Tax
Phone
+32 3 238 38 38
Website
antwerp-tax.be

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Yes, the driving distance between Mechelen to Antwerp is 24 km. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Mechelen to Antwerp.

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