How to travel from Cologne to Mechelen

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Travel Information from Cologne to Mechelen

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$59 - $15
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€13) • 9 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $59 (€51) • 2 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or bus to travel 107 miles (173 km) from Cologne to Mechelen. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Cologne to Mechelen.

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from Cologne to Mechelen

How to get from Cologne to Mechelen by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Cologne to Mechelen is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Cologne to Mechelen

Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Eurostar will get you to Mechelen from Cologne at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar travel travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed travel service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from Cologne to Mechelen in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel between Cologne and Mechelen, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Mechelen

      FAQs: 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 Cologne to Mechelen.

      There are 2 travel options from Cologne to Mechelen: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Mechelen is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $15 (€13) compared to other travel options to Mechelen:

      A bus is () less than a ferry for this route with tickets for a ferry from Cologne to Mechelen costing on average ().

      A bus is () less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Mechelen costing on average ().

      A bus is $44 (€38) less than a train with an average ticket price of $59 (€51) from Cologne to Mechelen.

      The quickest way to travel to Mechelen from Cologne is by train, which takes on average 2 h 4 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes on average 9 h 10 min.

      Mechelen is approximately 107 miles (173 km) away from Cologne.

      The average frequency per day from Cologne to Mechelen is:

      • 7 trains per day.

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

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

      • Buses from Cologne to Mechelen most often leave from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and arrive in Mechelen Train Station.
      • Trains mostly leave from Cologne Hbf and tend to arrive in Mechelen.

      The following travel companies offer services from Cologne to Mechelen:

      • BlaBlaCar or FlixBus can get you to Mechelen by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Cologne to Mechelen for $15 (€13) on Omio.
      • Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, SNCF (3) or SNCB can take you to Mechelen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCB from Cologne to Mechelen for $35 (€30).

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

      • You'll find 5 direct trains a day to Mechelen with Deutsche Bahn or SNCB.

      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 route.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Mechelen often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Paris or Rotterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Mechelen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Mechelen and any of these top destinations today!

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