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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Mechelen

Showing times and prices for May 30

Cheapest

$41

Average

$44

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.

Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne2h22 08:04AMMechelen
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$411One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:40PMCologne2h32 08:12PMMechelen
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$431One-way
Deutsche Bahn
08:42AMCologne2h30 11:12AMMechelen
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$501One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Mechelen

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Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne2h22 08:04AMMechelen
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Deutsche Bahn
08:42AMCologne2h30 11:12AMMechelen
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Deutsche Bahn
05:40PMCologne2h32 08:12PMMechelen
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Mechelen

Showing times and prices for May 30

Fastest Journey

2 h 22 m

Average

2 h 28 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

173 km

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.

Deutsche Bahn
05:42AMCologne2h22 08:04AMMechelen
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$411One-way
Deutsche Bahn
08:42AMCologne2h30 11:12AMMechelen
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$501One-way
Deutsche Bahn
05:40PMCologne2h32 08:12PMMechelen
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$431One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Mechelen

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$52 (€46)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Mechelen trains

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

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:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 41 min
  • Average Price: $32
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 5 a day

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:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Mechelen

Travel by train to Mechelen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Mechelen.
FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Mechelen from Cologne?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Mechelen, Belgium by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Mechelen, Belgium?

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

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.

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Mechelen, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return train to Cologne, Germany from Mechelen is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Cologne from Mechelen restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Mechelen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

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.

How much does a cheap train from Cologne to Mechelen cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cologne to Mechelen to cost as little as $32 (€28)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket from Cologne to Mechelen?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Mechelen train to cost on average $52 (€46)  one way.

How far is it from Cologne to Mechelen by train?

The distance to Mechelen from Cologne by train is approximately 107 miles (173 km).

How many hours is the train time from Cologne to Mechelen?

While the time it takes to travel 107 miles (173 km) to Mechelen from Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Mechelen train journey time is on average 2 h 4 min.

What train station in Cologne goes to Mechelen? What train station do I come into Mechelen from Cologne?

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.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Mechelen?

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.

What train companies offer a service to Mechelen from Cologne?

Take the Cologne to Mechelen train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Cologne to Mechelen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains are there to Mechelen from Cologne a day?

On average, there are 5 trains a day from Cologne to Mechelen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Mechelen?

The earliest train for this journey departs from Cologne at 5: 42 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 6: 40 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Mechelen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy train tickets between Cologne and Mechelen to score the best deals?

If you book a train ticket from Cologne to Mechelen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $52 (€46) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Mechelen from Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Mechelen
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Mechelen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB