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from Paris to Mechelen

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Travel Information from Paris to Mechelen

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $158
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 5 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $86 (€72) • 2 h 1 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling, Flixbus or Thalys

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 177 miles (285 km) between Paris and Mechelen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 1 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Vueling, Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Paris to Mechelen.

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FAQs

Is international travel between Paris, France and Mechelen, Belgium allowed?

Travel from Paris, France to Mechelen, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Mechelen from Paris restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Mechelen, Belgium from Paris?

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • 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 with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Mechelen, Belgium?

The government of Belgium 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 1/20/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Mechelen from Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to France from Mechelen, Belgium?

Return travel to Paris, France from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Belgium?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Belgium?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 1/23/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Paris from Mechelen.

How do I get from Paris to Mechelen?

You can travel between Paris and Mechelen 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Paris to Mechelen?

The cheapest way to travel to Mechelen from Paris is by taking a bus with an average price of $20 (€16).

This is compared to other travel options to Mechelen:

A bus is generally $139 (€115) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $158 (€131) from Paris to Mechelen.

Taking a bus is usually $67 (€56) less than taking a train to Mechelen, which costs on average $86 (€72) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Paris to Mechelen?

The quickest way to travel to Mechelen from Paris is by train, which takes on average 2 h 1 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by flight can take 3 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 30 min.

What is the distance from Paris to Mechelen?

The Paris to Mechelen distance is around 177 miles (285 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Mechelen is:

  • 7 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Paris to Mechelen, what are the departure and arrival points in Paris and Mechelen?

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

  • Most travelers catch their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Mechelen.

Who can get me from Paris to Mechelen?

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

  • Travel with Vueling for flights to Mechelen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Vueling Paris to Mechelen tickets on Omio for $158 (€131).
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Mechelen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Paris to Mechelen tickets on Omio for $20 (€16).
  • Thalys can get you to Mechelen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Thalys from Paris to Mechelen for $86 (€72) on Omio.

Where should I go next after I travel between Paris and Mechelen?

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

How early should I purchase tickets between Paris and Mechelen online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Paris to Mechelen, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $158 (€131) one way on average for this journey.
  • A bus ticket costs $20 (€16) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $86 (€72) one way.

But we recommend booking Paris to Mechelen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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