How to travel from Rotterdam to Mechelen

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from Rotterdam to Mechelen

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

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

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Travel Information between Rotterdam and Mechelen

distanceDistance61 miles (99 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$8 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 1 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or NS International | IC Brussel

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

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Rotterdam to Mechelen

Eurostar and FlixBus will get you to Mechelen from Rotterdam 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 a high-speed train company operating in Europe, connecting the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany including trains between Rotterdam and Mechelen. It offers a range of services, including Eurostar e320, Eurostar e300, and Eurostar International. The Eurostar e320 is the fastest service, travelling at up to 320 km/h, while the Eurostar e300 is slightly slower, travelling at up to 300 km/h. Both services offer comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and power sockets. Eurostar International is a slower service, travelling at up to 160 km/h, but it offers a more luxurious experience with larger seats and more onboard facilities. Eurostar offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier. Standard tickets are the most affordable, while Business Premier tickets offer the most luxurious experience. The most popular routes for Eurostar are London to Paris, London to Brussels, and London to Amsterdam. All of these routes offer a fast and convenient way to travel between the UK and mainland Europe.

    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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Mechelen.

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

      The cheapest way to go to Mechelen from Rotterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7).

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

      Taking a bus costs $13 (€12) less than taking a train, which costs on average $21 (€18) for the same trip.

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

      There are alternative travel options to Mechelen that take longer:

      Bus takes 1 h 50 min on average.

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

      The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Mechelen is:

      • Around 16 trains per day.

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

      • Buses mostly depart from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Mechelen Train Station.
      • Trains most often depart from Rotterdam at Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Mechelen at Mechelen.

      The following travel companies offer services from Rotterdam to Mechelen:

      • Travel with FlixBus to go to Mechelen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Rotterdam to Mechelen tickets on Omio for $8 (€7).
      • NS International | IC Brussel, PKP Intercity, Thalys, NS International | IC Direct, BSB or SNCB can get you to Mechelen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCB from Rotterdam to Mechelen for $22 (€19) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Rotterdam to Mechelen with the following travel companies:

      • 9 direct trains per day with SNCB.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Mechelen as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Rotterdam to Mechelen.

      Omio customers who travel from Rotterdam to Mechelen often also extend their vacation to go to Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Mechelen and these popular destinations at a great price.

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