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Overview: Train from Rotterdam to Mechelen

distanceDistance61 miles (99 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 23 min
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNS International

Trains from Rotterdam to Mechelen cover the 61 miles (99 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 23 min with our travel partners like NS International. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Mechelen.

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FAQs

What are the travel restrictions for Mechelen, Belgium if I'm coming from Rotterdam, Netherlands by train?

Travel by train between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Mechelen, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Mechelen from Rotterdam restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Rotterdam to Mechelen closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Mechelen, Belgium?

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

Is my return train into Rotterdam 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 Netherlands from Mechelen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands 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 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rotterdam from Mechelen closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is Rotterdam to Mechelen by train?

You should expect to travel around 61 miles (99 km)  from Rotterdam to Mechelen by train.

How long is the train ride from Rotterdam to Mechelen?

The Rotterdam to Mechelen train duration is on average 1 h 23 min, which is to be expected when traveling 61 miles (99 km) to Mechelen from Rotterdam. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Rotterdam and arrival train station in Mechelen?

When departing from Rotterdam, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Rotterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Noord and Rotterdam Blaak. When arriving in Mechelen, you can end your journey in train stations like Mechelen and Mechelen-Nekkerspoel.

Omio customers book a train from Rotterdam Centraal   to Mechelen   most frequently for this route.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Rotterdam Centraal, which is located around 0.4 miles (659 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Mechelen, located 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Rotterdam to Mechelen?

When taking a train from Rotterdam to Mechelen, you can count on NS International for the best way to get you to Mechelen. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Rotterdam to Mechelen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there to Mechelen from Rotterdam?

The average number of trains departing Rotterdam for Mechelen is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Rotterdam to Mechelen? When is the last train from Rotterdam to Mechelen?

You can take the earliest train from Rotterdam to Mechelen at 7: 11 AM   or take the last train from Rotterdam to Mechelen leaving at 8: 14 AM. Look for the latest Rotterdam to Mechelen train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rotterdam
Mechelen
Rotterdam Centraal is the most popular Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam for your trip to Mechelen.
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+31 302357822
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 00: 00 - 24: 00
Public transit options for Rotterdam Centraal
Subway lines: D, E
Bus lines: 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 48
Tram lines: 4, 7, 8, 12, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Train lines: NS Intercity, NS Intercity Direct, NS Sprinter, NS Nachtnet, Thalys, Eurostar