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from Amsterdam to Mechelen

You can get from Amsterdam to Mechelen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Mechelen on Dec 3 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:50AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol7h20 04:10PMBrussels Airport
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$1421One-way
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08:50AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol7h20 04:10PMBrussels Airport
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$1421One-way
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09:25AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol0h45 10:10AMBrussels Airport
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$4461One-way
04:45PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol0h45 05:30PMBrussels Airport
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06:50AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol0h45 07:35AMBrussels Airport
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Fri
Dec 3
$52NS International
$13BlaBlaCar Bus
$126Eurowings
Sat
Dec 4
$40NS International
$14Flixbus
$175KLM
Mon
Dec 6
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$160KLM

Travel Information from Amsterdam to Mechelen

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $225
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€13) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $225 (€187) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM, Flixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 94 miles (152 km) from Amsterdam to Mechelen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are KLM, Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Amsterdam to Mechelen.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Belgium due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Amsterdam to Mechelen?

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Mechelen, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Mechelen if traveling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Mechelen, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/1/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Amsterdam to Mechelen.

Are there restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Mechelen, Belgium due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Mechelen restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Mechelen?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 12/1/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Mechelen closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Amsterdam to Mechelen?

There are 3 travel options from Amsterdam to Mechelen: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Amsterdam to Mechelen the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel between Amsterdam and Mechelen is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€13).

This is compared to other travel options to Mechelen:

Taking a bus is about $209 (€174) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $225 (€187) for this journey.

A bus is $25 (€21) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Mechelen costing on average $41 (€34).

What is the fastest way to travel between Amsterdam and Mechelen?

The fastest way from Amsterdam to Mechelen is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Mechelen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to Mechelen by train can take on average 2 h 9 min.

How many miles from Amsterdam to Mechelen would I travel?

The Amsterdam to Mechelen distance is around 94 miles (152 km).

How many services a day are there from Amsterdam to Mechelen?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Mechelen is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Mechelen from Amsterdam as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Amsterdam and in Mechelen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Mechelen:

  • Trains most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Mechelen at Mechelen.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Amsterdam to Mechelen?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Mechelen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with KLM to go to Mechelen by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find KLM Amsterdam to Mechelen tickets on Omio for $225 (€187).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Mechelen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Amsterdam to Mechelen tickets on Omio for $16 (€13).
  • Travel with SNCB | IC to go to Mechelen by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCB | IC Amsterdam to Mechelen tickets on Omio for $41 (€34).
Is there a way to travel directly from Amsterdam to Mechelen?

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Mechelen with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Mechelen with NS International with 16 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Mechelen tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Amsterdam to Mechelen ends?
Your trip from Amsterdam to Mechelen doesn't have to end in Mechelen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Antwerp or Paris. If you’d like to add Brussels, Antwerp or Paris to your Amsterdam to Mechelen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Mechelen today!
How far in advance should I book my Amsterdam to Mechelen one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Amsterdam to Mechelen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing $225 (€187) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $16 (€13) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $41 (€34) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Mechelen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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