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There are 6 ways to get from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station by train, bus, car, plane or towncar

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Train  •  1h 23m

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

€58 - €110

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Bus  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Antwerp 819

€15 - €20

4 alternative options

Train via Sint-Lenaarts  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol to Noorderkempen Ic
  2. Take the train from Noorderkempen to Malines / Mechelen Ic / ...

€19 - €28

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station 188.9 km

€23 - €35

Fly  •  1h 15m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

€52 - €195

Towncar  •  2h 2m

  1. Take a town car from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Mechelen Station 188.9 km

Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station by train

The train journey time between Schiphol, Airport and Mechelen Station is around 1h 28m and covers a distance of around 170 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 20m. Operated by Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station train service departs from Schiphol Airport and arrives in Malines / Mechelen. Typically 44 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 28m
Fastest train time:
1h 20m
Trains per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€58
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:34
Last train departs at:
19:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station train schedules

Netherlands → Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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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 Mechelen Station is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mechelen Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mechelen Station is 1.5 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station is to bus which costs €14 - €20 and takes 3h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station is to fly which costs €50 - €200 and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station. However, there are services departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Malines / Mechelen via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 23m.

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It is 145 km from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station. It is approximately 188.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 23m and costs €55 - €110.

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It takes approximately 1h 23m to get from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station, including transfers.

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Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station is to train which takes 1h 23m and costs €55 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €20 and takes 3h 8m, you could also fly, which costs €50 - €200 and takes 1h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station.
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  • Distance: 144.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 23m

What companies run services between Schiphol, Airport, Netherlands and Mechelen Station, Belgium?

You can take a train from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 1h 23m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Antwerp 3 times a week. Tickets cost €10 - €13 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Malines / Mechelen
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
Train from Schiphol to Noorderkempen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €18
1st Class
€19 - €28
Train from Noorderkempen to Malines / Mechelen
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€9 - €14
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Mechelen Station

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Yes, the driving distance between Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station is 189 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Schiphol, Airport to Mechelen Station.

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