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Train Information from Paris to Mechelen

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 14 min
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesThalys

Trains from Paris to Mechelen cover the 177 miles (285 km) long route taking on average 2 h 14 min with our travel partners like Thalys. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Mechelen.

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Train between Paris and Mechelen with Thalys

Thalys will get you from Paris to Mechelen at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Thalys

Are you making plans to travel between Paris and Mechelen? Why not take a train with Thalys? Omio can show you current Thalys train times, tickets, travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Paris to Mechelen trains all in one place. On the Thalys train, you can expect to travel 177 miles (285 km) from Paris to Mechelen. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Paris to Mechelen, you can quickly see if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Thalys train between Paris and Mechelen, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

Travel Tips

Trains from Paris to Mechelen
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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Mechelen, Belgium if I'm coming from Paris, France by train?

Travel by train between Paris, France and Mechelen, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Mechelen from Paris restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Paris?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

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

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

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 12/1/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Paris to Mechelen closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to France from Belgium by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Mechelen to Paris is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to France from Belgium?

Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/5/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Paris from Mechelen here.

How many miles is it from Paris to Mechelen by train?
You should expect to travel around 177 miles (285 km)  from Paris to Mechelen by train.
How long is the train between Paris and Mechelen?
On average the Paris to Mechelen train time is 2 h 14 min  covering the 177 miles (285 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Paris to Mechelen depart from? Which Mechelen train station do I come into from Paris?

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When arriving in Mechelen, you can end your journey in train stations like Mechelen and Mechelen-Nekkerspoel.

Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Mechelen   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Paris train station located? Where is the Mechelen train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Mechelen and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (1 km) from the train station to the city center in Mechelen.

What train providers go from Paris to Mechelen?
For the trip from Paris to Mechelen you can take a train with Thalys. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Paris to Mechelen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there to Mechelen from Paris?
On average, there are 7 trains a day from Paris 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 Paris to Mechelen?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Paris at 7: 25 AM. The last train leaves from Paris at 7: 25 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Paris to Mechelen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Mechelen
Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your trip to Mechelen.
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Phone Number
+33 184943635
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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+33 890640650
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Mon - Sun: 04: 45 - 01: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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ParkingParking
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+33 184943635
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Mon - Fri: 06: 45 - 20: 30 | Sat: 09: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 09: 00 - 20: 30
Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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+33 892353535
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Mon - Fri: 08: 00 - 19: 30 | Sat: 10: 00 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 10: 45 - 18: 00
Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+33 892353535
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C