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

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Train  •  21 min

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

€4 - €7

Cheapest option

Line 500 bus  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the line 500 bus from Mechelen Nokerstraat to Antwerpen Zuid Perron 3b 500

€1 - €3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mechelen to Antwerp 24.1 km

€55 - €70

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Mechelen to Antwerp 24.1 km

€2 - €4

Mechelen to Antwerp by train

The train journey time between Mechelen and Antwerp is around 23 min and covers a distance of around 23 km. The fastest train normally takes 17 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Mechelen to Antwerp train service departs from Malines / Mechelen and arrives in Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Typically 945 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
23 min
Fastest train time:
17 min
Trains per week:
945
Cheapest price:
€4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:06
Last train departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Mechelen to Antwerp train schedules

Mechelen → Antwerp
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Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Antwerp is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Antwerp is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Antwerp is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Mechelen to Antwerp is to line 500 bus, which costs €1 - €3 and takes 1h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Mechelen to Antwerp is to train which costs €4 - €7 and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mechelen Nokerstraat and arriving at Antwerpen Zuid Perron 3b. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Malines / Mechelen and arriving at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21 min.

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The distance between Mechelen and Antwerp is 22 km. The road distance is 24.1 km.

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The best way to get from Mechelen to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 21 min and costs €4 - €7.

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The train from Malines / Mechelen to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal takes 21 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Mechelen to Antwerp bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Mechelen Nokerstraat station.

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

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The best way to get from Mechelen to Antwerp is to train which takes 21 min and costs €4 - €7. Alternatively, you can line 500 bus, which costs €1 - €3 and takes 1h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Mechelen to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 22.3 km
  • Duration: 21 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Malines / Mechelen to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €4 - €7 and the journey takes 21 min. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Mechelen Nokerstraat to Antwerpen Zuid Perron 3b hourly. Tickets cost €1 - €3 and the journey takes 1h 18m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Malines / Mechelen to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€4 - €7
1st Class
€7 - €10
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Mechelen Nokerstraat to Antwerpen Zuid Perron 3b
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Other operators
Taxi from Mechelen to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Your Private Driver
Phone
+32 466 24 16 94
Website
yourprivatedriver.be
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 06 5
Website
viabrussels.com
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Prestige DRIVER
Phone
+32 493 84 65 91
Website
prestigedriver.be
Gentle car service
Phone
+32 497 11 17 61
Website
taxi-aeroports.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be
Taxi Local BVBA2
Phone
+32 465 80 76 834
Website
luchthavenvervoer-antwerpen.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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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 Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mechelen to Antwerp is 24 km. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Mechelen to Antwerp.

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