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By public transport

 

 

By train

Thanks to its central location, Mechelen is easy to reach by train from practically any Belgian or European city. It only takes 20 minutes from Brussels, Leuven and Antwerp. Mechelen has 2 stations: Mechelen Central and Mechelen-Nekkerspoel. Both stations are walking distance from the city centre. From Mechelen Central it is about a fifteen-minute walk to the Grote Markt, whilst it takes barely 10 minutes from Mechelen-Nekkerspoel. You should bear in mind that not all trains stop in Mechelen-Nekkerspoel.

There is also a station in Muizen, that is walking distance from Planckendael zoo.

You will find more information about the timetables of the trains on the website of the nmbs (Belgian Railways) or in the stations.

Station Mechelen-Centraal
Koning Albertplein 2
2800 Mechelen
T +32 15 40 20 40
www.b-rail.be
www.railtime.be

Station Mechelen-Nekkerspoel
Ontvoeringsplein
2800 Mechelen
T +32 15 40 26 20

 

By bus

Mechelen lends itself perfectly to short bus rides. There are even special cheap fares to cover short journeys, a single ticket costing €3. A day ticket, which allows you to use the bus as many times as you like, costs approx. €10, a 5-day pass €15.

De Lijn operates the regional and city buses. On the regional lines, buses depart approximately once an hour; on the urban lines usually every fifteen minutes. There is a reduced service at weekends and during the school holidays.

 Mechelen central station is walking distance from the Grote Markt, but there is a shuttle bus (no. 1) between the two locations. If you want to go to the station from the Grote Markt, it's best to catch a bus from Schoenmarkt or Veemarkt.

 

De Lijn Mechelen
Stationsstraat (NMBS-station)
2800 Mechelen
T +32 15 40 87 11
www.delijn.be

 

By taxi

Taxis are expensive. For a short distance of 5 km you will easily pay €10. But if you are planning to have a drink while you're out, a taxi is the perfect solution. A TOV ticket enables you to combine the bus and the taxi. You get €2 discount on the taxi journey on presentation of your bus ticket. But note that not all the taxi companies accept the TOV ticket.

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At Mechelen station you will find one or more taxis at the taxi ranks near the station exit on Koning Albertplein. There are also parking places for taxis in other parts of the city, but you will not necessarily find a taxi there. You might do best to book a taxi with one of Mechelen's taxi companies.

 

  • Taxi 2000 | Tel: + 32 15 41 26 09 
  • A.A.A. Ecotaxi | Tel: +32 15 33 03 30 
  • Mechelse Taxi| Tel: +32 15 26 16 10 | www.mechelse-taxi.be
  • Happy taxi | Tel: +32 492 77 77 77 | www.happytaxi.be 
  • Snel-taxi | Tel: +32 487 35 53 55 | www.snel-taxi.be 
  • A.A.S. Central Taxi | Tel: +32 15 55 60 20 
  • B&B Services | Tel: +32 15 20 40 60 
  • M(etropool) – Taxi | Tel: +32 472 20 20 50 
  • Bens Taxi | Tel: +32 492 27 34 74 
  • M3 Taxi | Tel: +32 474 25 04 53 
  • KM Taxi | Tel: +32 474 62 64 30 
  • San-Taxi | Tel: +32 485 34 94 94 
  • Gerrit's Taxi | Tel: +32 15 20 07 22 
  • Taxi United | Tel: +32 475 21 09 20 
  • MW Taxi | Tel: +32 477 56 14 72 
  • Taxi Maroc | Tel: +32 498 03 65 48 
  • Taxi Mobilis | Tel: +32 494 36 09 14 
  • Taxi Flexi | Tel: +32 15 40 42 45 
  • 786 Taxi | Tel: +32 496 44 78 60