Mobile in Mechelen



On foot

Why not explore Mechelen? From one side of Mechelen city centre to the other is approximately 1.50 km, so easily walkable. It takes just 15 minutes from the outskirts to the heart of the city and you can enjoy the city along the way.


By bicycle

There are several places where you can hire a bicycle in Mechelen. You would be well advised to check in advance that the firm has bicycles available. Bicycles cost approx. €10 a day to hire, but the price varies greatly from one supplier to another.

There are bike sheds or stands all over the city: in shopping streets, outside public buildings and at both stations. You can leave your bike there free of charge and then pick it up later. Out on a bike ride and your bike breaks down? Don't worry! There are plenty of places to get your bike repaired in Mechelen.


By bus

Mechelen lends itself perfectly to short bus rides. There are even special cheap fares to cover short journeys, a single ticket costing approx. €1.20. 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


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.

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
Happy taxi Tel: +32 492 77 77 77
Snel-taxi  Tel: +32 487 35 53 55
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