How to travel from Mechelen to Rotterdam

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Travel Information to Rotterdam from Mechelen

distanceDistance61 miles (99 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 1 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 1 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or NS International | IC

Take a bus or train to travel 61 miles (99 km) between Mechelen and Rotterdam. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or NS International | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Mechelen to Rotterdam.

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Travel from Mechelen, Belgium to Rotterdam, Netherlands is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Rotterdam from Mechelen restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Mechelen?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 5/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Rotterdam from Mechelen closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Mechelen, Belgium from Netherlands is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Mechelen, Belgium from Rotterdam, Netherlands?

Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Mechelen from Rotterdam?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Mechelen, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 5/26/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Mechelen from Rotterdam here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Rotterdam from Mechelen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Rotterdam:

Taking a bus is about $18 (€16) less than taking a train, which costs on average $27 (€24) for this trip.

The fastest way from Mechelen to Rotterdam is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 26 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 45 min.

The Mechelen to Rotterdam distance is around 61 miles (99 km).

The average frequency per day from Mechelen to Rotterdam is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Mechelen and Rotterdam as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Mechelen to Rotterdam:

  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Mechelen to Rotterdam depart from Mechelen to Rotterdam Centraal.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Rotterdam by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Mechelen to Rotterdam for $9 (€8) on Omio.
  • Travel with NS International | IC for trains to Rotterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for NS International | IC Mechelen to Rotterdam tickets on Omio for $27 (€24).
Many of our customers traveling from Mechelen to Rotterdam don't make Rotterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Rotterdam are Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Rotterdam to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $9 (€8) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $27 (€24) one way on average.

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

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