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There are 5 ways to get from Mechelen to Valkenburg by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Antwerp to The Hague

3 alternative options

Train via Roosendaal

  1. Take the train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Roosendaal
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal

Drive

  1. Drive from Mechelen to Valkenburg

Fly, line 431 bus

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  2. Take the line 431 bus from Leiden, Leiden Centraal to Valkenburg, Valkenburg Oost/N206

Mechelen to Valkenburg by train and bus

The journey time between Mechelen and Valkenburg is around 2h 9m and covers a distance of around 160 km. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 55m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Thalys, Dutch Railways (NS) and others, the Mechelen to Valkenburg service departs from Malines / Mechelen and arrives in Valkenburg, Valkenburg Oost/N206. Typically 59 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 36m
Layover time:
32 min
Total time:
2h 9m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 55m
Journey distance:
160 km
Services per week:
59
Cheapest price:
€60
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:58
Last service departs at:
22:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Mechelen to Valkenburg train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mechelen to Valkenburg is to bus which costs €16 - €23 and takes 4h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Mechelen to Valkenburg is to drive. Taking this option will cost €21 - €35 and takes 1h 53m.

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The distance between Mechelen and Valkenburg is 128 km. The road distance is 165.5 km.

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The best way to get from Mechelen to Valkenburg without a car is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs €55 - €130.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Mechelen to Valkenburg, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mechelen to Valkenburg is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs €55 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €23 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mechelen to Valkenburg is 166 km. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Mechelen to Valkenburg.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Map of how to get from Mechelen to Valkenburg.
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  • Distance: 128.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Mechelen, Belgium and Valkenburg, South Holland, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Mechelen to Valkenburg via Anvers-Central, Rotterdam Centraal, Leiden Centraal, and Leiden, Leiden Centraal in around 2h 49m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Antwerp to The Hague 4 times a day. Tickets cost €9 - €11 and the journey takes 2h 20m. FlixBus-de also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Roosendaal to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €30
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Antwerpen-Berchem to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €9
1st Class
€8 - €13
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Antwerp to The Hague
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Antwerp to The Hague
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leiden, Leiden Centraal to Valkenburg, Valkenburg Oost/N206
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
arriva.nl

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The best way to get from Mechelen to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs €8 - €10.

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