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There are 6 ways to get from Utrecht to Machelen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Vilvorde / Vilvoorde Ic / ...

61€ - 122€

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Bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Brussels Airport 817

12€ - 16€

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeurszijde to Breda, Centraal Station 401
  2. Take the train from Noorderkempen to Brussels Airport-Zaventem Ic / ...

29€ - 61€

Bus via Gare Du Midi  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Bruxelles, Midi 400

24€ - 32€

Drive  •  1h 43m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Machelen 164.3 km

21€ - 35€

Train, fly  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

45€ - 152€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Machelen is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Machelen is 1.5 metres.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Machelen is to bus which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 3h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Machelen is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Utrecht to Machelen. However, there are services departing from Utrecht and arriving at Machelen Kerk via Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Machelen. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Vilvorde / Vilvoorde via Rotterdam Centraal and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 58m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Machelen is 139 km. The road distance is 164.3 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Machelen without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs 60€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Utrecht to Machelen, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Machelen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Utrecht station.

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Utrecht to Machelen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Machelen is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs 60€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 3h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Machelen.
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  • Distance: 139.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 58m

What companies run services between Utrecht, Netherlands and Machelen, Belgium?

You can take a train from Utrecht to Machelen via Rotterdam Centraal and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2h 58m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Utrecht to Brussels Airport 4 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
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
Train operators
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 Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Noorderkempen to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 25€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 15€
1st Class
18€ - 25€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Vilvorde / Vilvoorde
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
1st Class
8€ - 12€
Train from Noorderkempen to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 22€
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 Utrecht to Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeurszijde to Breda, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€
Website
Bravo
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Utrecht to Bruxelles, Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR

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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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Utrecht to Machelen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels Airport station.

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Utrecht to Machelen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Vilvorde / Vilvoorde station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Machelen is 164 km. It takes approximately 1h 43m to drive from Utrecht to Machelen.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 2291+ hotels available in Machelen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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