Thinking about taking the train from Mechelen to Rotterdam? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 1 hour 20 minutes to travel the 100 km from Mechelen to Rotterdam by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 3 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 46 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You'll be hopping on a Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS) service on your way to Rotterdam. As the main rail operator in the Netherlands, all trains are modern with comfortable seating.
Train tickets from Mechelen to Rotterdam start from $21.68 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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It takes an average of 1h 20m to travel from Mechelen to Rotterdam by train, over a distance of around 62 miles (100 km). There are normally 46 trains per day traveling from Mechelen to Rotterdam and tickets for this journey start from $21.68 when you book in advance.
100 miles (62 km)
46 trains per day
Direct trains available
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NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Mechelen to Rotterdam by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Mechelen and Rotterdam is 1 hour and 20 minutes, with around 46 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Mechelen to Rotterdam is 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Train tickets from Mechelen to Rotterdam can start from as little as $21.68 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Mechelen to Rotterdam without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Mechelen to Rotterdam each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Mechelen to Rotterdam leaves at 05:18. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Mechelen to Rotterdam leaves at 21:24. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Mechelen to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 62 miles (100 km) during the journey.