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Travel Information to Mechelen from Rotterdam

distanceDistance61 miles (99 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $23
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€16) • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $23 (€19) • 1 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a bus or train to travel 61 miles (99 km) between Rotterdam and Mechelen. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Rotterdam to Mechelen.

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FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for Belgium due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Rotterdam and Mechelen?

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

Is international entry into Mechelen from Rotterdam restricted?

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

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

  • 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 Rotterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Partially open.

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

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands 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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. 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 Rotterdam from Mechelen here.

What are the ways to get from Rotterdam to Mechelen?

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

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

The cheapest way to go to Mechelen from Rotterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $19 (€16).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Mechelen:

Taking a bus is about $4 (€3) less than taking a train, which costs on average $23 (€19) for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Rotterdam to Mechelen?

The fastest way from Rotterdam to Mechelen is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 23 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 40 min.

How far is Mechelen from Rotterdam?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Mechelen is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Rotterdam and Mechelen, where do I depart from Rotterdam and where do I arrive in Mechelen?

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

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

Who can get me from Rotterdam to Mechelen?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Mechelen by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Rotterdam to Mechelen for $19 (€16) on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCB | IC for trains to Mechelen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCB | IC Rotterdam to Mechelen tickets on Omio for $23 (€19).

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Rotterdam to Mechelen?

Many of our customers traveling from Rotterdam to Mechelen don't make Mechelen their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Mechelen are Brussels, Antwerp or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Mechelen to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book tickets between Rotterdam and Mechelen online to get the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $19 (€16) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $23 (€19) one way on average.

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

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