How to travel from Mechelen to Cologne

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Travel Information between Mechelen and Cologne

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$15 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€13) • 9 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $54 (€46) • 2 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

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

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from Mechelen to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

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

01:20PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
01:20PMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
Mechelen station
12:15PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
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Deutsche Bahn
Mechelen station
10:15AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
Mechelen station
02:15PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
10:10AMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
11:40AMKöln, Flughafen
1 transfer
1 transfer
Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airport (BRU)
10:42AMCologne Messe/Deutz
2 transfers

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Mechelen to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Eurostar will get you from Mechelen to 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 premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your Mechelen to Cologne travel, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Mechelen to Cologne

      FAQs: Travel to Cologne 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 Mechelen to Cologne.

      There are 2 travel options to Cologne from Mechelen. You can take a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Mechelen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€13).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Mechelen to Cologne:

      A bus is $39 (€33) less than a train with an average ticket price of $54 (€46) from Mechelen to Cologne.

      The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Mechelen is by train, which takes on average 2 h 1 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 9 h 10 min of travel time.

      The distance from Mechelen to Cologne is approximately 107 miles (173 km).

      The average frequency per day from Mechelen to Cologne is:

      • 6 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Mechelen to Cologne 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 Mechelen to Cologne:

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

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Mechelen to Cologne:

      • You can take a bus from Mechelen to Cologne with BlaBlaCar or FlixBus. Cheap tickets can be found for $15 (€13) with FlixBus from Mechelen to Cologne.
      • You can travel to Cologne from Mechelen by train with Deutsche Bahn or SNCB. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $54 (€47) with Deutsche Bahn from Mechelen to Cologne.

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

      • You can take a direct bus with.
      • You can travel directly by train with.

      Direct services to Cologne 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.

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

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