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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Cologne to Mechelen will cost around $ 44 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 41.
This is the last train of the day.
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2 h 22 m
2 h 28 m
Trains per day
Of the 3 trains that leave Cologne for Mechelen every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 173 km distance in an average of 2 h 28 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 22 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||107 miles (173 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||$52 (€46)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Cologne to Mechelen cover the 107 miles (173 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 4 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $32 (€28), but the average price of train tickets is $52 (€46). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Mechelen.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you to Mechelen from Cologne from $32 (€28). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Mechelen train.
Cologne to Mechelen train information with Deutsche Bahn:
When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Cologne and Mechelen don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
Travel between Cologne, Germany and Mechelen, Belgium by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 5/26/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Mechelen from Cologne before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Mechelen is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cologne from Mechelen closer to your date of departure here here.
When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Mechelen, you can end your journey in train stations like Mechelen and Mechelen-Nekkerspoel.
Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf to Mechelen most frequently for this route.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Mechelen, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center.
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