From € 24

To Mechelen by train

With Intercity Brussels and Thalys

  • From € 24 one-way trip with Intercity Brussels
  • From € 34 one-way trip with Thalys
  • Travel time Amsterdam - Mechelen 2.12 hrs Intercity Brussels
  • Travel time Amsterdam - Mechelen 1.47 hrs Thalys
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Travel information

You can travel to Mechelen directly with Intercity Brussels or travel to Antwerp with the high-speed Thalys train where you change trains to get to Mechelen. Choose which train to Mechelen meets your needs the best.

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Early bird tarief tickets when you book in advance* Shortest travel time Content Content Content
*You can book an Early Bird ticket up until 7 days before departure

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Prices train tickets Mechelen

There are different types of Thalys rates each with related prices. Train ticket prices for Intercity Brussels depend on the time of booking and travel. Book at least 7 days before departure and you will travel for the best price anywhere in Belgium.

The price depends on

Options flexibility Thalys

Standard
  • Bargain tickets
  • Limited rebooking
  • Subject to availability
Comfort
  • Change possible
  • 50% refund
  • Sufficient available
Premium
  • Rebooking free of charge
  • Cancellation free of charge
  • Always available
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Find out everything about Thalys rates here

Prices Intercity Brussels route Amsterdam - Mechelen

Flex rate Discount NS route Free travel NS route Flex rate Discount NS route Free travel NS route
2nd class 1st class
One-way € 44,10 € 32,70 € 15,50 € 70,70 € 52 € 23,90
Early Bird week € 25 -- € 10,50 € 35 -- € 14,50
Early Bird weekend € 33 -- € 14 € 47 -- € 19,50

The price of Intercity Brussel is based on kilometres – if you depart form a station that is closer to Mechelen, then the trip is cheaper. Early Bird can be booked up to 7 days before departure.

Book in advance and save money

Thalys tickets to Mechelen can be booked up to 4 months in advance.

For Intercity Brussels you can buy tickets from 180 days before departure. Up until 7 days before departure, you are able to buy our Early Bird tickets: tickets with a significant discount, especially when you travel on week days (Monday-Tuesday).

General tips for getting the cheapest tickets

  • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
  • Travelling in the evening is often cheaper.
  • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
  • Book online to avoid booking fee.

Tips to get the best rates

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Practical information

To make your trip that much easier, we have summed up certain practical issues for you.

Itinerary planner and app

Please keep in mind that there could be delays or engineering works and check your trip with the itinerary planner. That way, you will never get an unpleasant surprise!
Download our app so that you will be kept informed during your trip of the possible changes.

Free access to the lounges

If you have a 1st class ticket, you can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam.

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Facilities on board the train

We gladly inform you about all facilities on board so that you can make your journey more comfortable.
Read all about the facilities and practical issues of Thalys
Read all about the facilities and practical issues of Intercity Brussels

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*Listed from-prices are based on tickets from Amsterdam Central Station. The price of Intercity Brussels is based on kilometres – if you depart form a station that is closer to Brussels, then the trip is cheaper.