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from Brussels to Mechelen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Brussels to Mechelen on May 24 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:18AMBrussels-Midi0h26 08:44AMMechelen
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08:18AMBrussels-Midi0h26 08:44AMMechelen
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08:49AMBrussels-Midi0h27 09:16AMMechelen
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08:34AMBrussels-Midi0h28 09:02AMMechelen
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08:38AMBrussels-Midi0h35 09:13AMMechelen
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Travel Information to Mechelen from Brussels

distanceDistance13 miles (21 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • $7 (€7) • 27 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCB | IC

Travel 13 miles (21 km) by train between Brussels and Mechelen. SNCB | IC is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct from Brussels to Mechelen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Brussels to Mechelen

Travel 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 Brussels to Mechelen.

How do I go from Brussels to Mechelen?

You can travel to Mechelen from Brussels by train.

What is the fastest way to get from Brussels to Mechelen?

The fastest way to travel between Brussels and Mechelen is by train, which requires on average 27 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Brussels and Mechelen?

The distance from Brussels to Mechelen is approximately 13 miles (21 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Brussels to Mechelen?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Mechelen is:

  • 50 trains a day.

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

When traveling to Mechelen from Brussels, where do I depart from Brussels and where do I arrive in Mechelen?

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

  • Trains mostly leave from Bruxelles-Midi and tend to arrive in Mechelen.

Which travel companies can take me from Brussels to Mechelen?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Brussels to Mechelen:

  • You can take a train from Brussels to Mechelen with SNCB | IC. Cheap tickets can be found for $7 (€7) with SNCB | IC from Brussels to Mechelen.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Brussels to Mechelen?

Your trip from Brussels to Mechelen doesn't have to end in Mechelen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Antwerp, Amsterdam or Paris. If you’d like to add Antwerp, Amsterdam or Paris to your Brussels to Mechelen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Mechelen today!

How early should I book tickets to Mechelen from Brussels online for the best deals?

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

  • Train tickets are costing $7 (€7) one way on average.

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

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