The average price of a 7-day trip to Mechelen is $1,475 for a solo traveler, $2,649 for a couple, and $4,966 for a family of 4. Mechelen hotels range from $51 to $235 per night with an average of $90, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $580 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Brussels National Airport (BRU) are between $657 and $973 per person for economy flights and $2,062 to $3,053 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $44 to $75 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Mechelen, BE

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to BRU and stay in a Mechelen hotel:

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Mechelen is usually early November.

 

Average Mechelen Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Mechelen for a week is $1,068-$2,188($153-$313 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $75 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $370 to $847 for economy

Lodging: $65 to $86 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $112 to $136 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Mechelen for a week is $2,320-$3,812($331-$545 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $150 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $740 to $1,694 for economy

Lodging: $65 to $86 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $112 to $136 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Mechelen for a week is $3,492-$6,628($499-$947 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $176 to $300 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,480 to $3,388 for economy

Lodging: $130 to $172 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $157 to $190 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Mechelen

How cheap can you make a vacation to Mechelen? The cheapest trip to Mechelen is about $109 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $60 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $43.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Mechelen for a week is $761-$1,660($109-$237 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $19 to $39 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $370 to $847 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $51 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $90 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Mechelen for a week is $1,264-$2,780($181-$397 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $78 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $740 to $1,694 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $51 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $90 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Mechelen for a week is $2,528-$5,236($361-$748 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $156 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,480 to $3,388 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $102 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $90 to $126 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is possible but not easy to travel to Mechelen cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Mechelen Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Mechelen.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Mechelen for a week is $2,004-$9,840($286-$1,406 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $97 to $150 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $755 to $1,830 for first class

Lodging: $95 to $235 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $580 to $1,160 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Mechelen for a week is $3,438-$12,720($491-$1,817 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $194 to $300 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,510 to $3,660 for first class

Lodging: $95 to $235 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $580 to $1,160 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Mechelen for a week is $6,876-$22,656($982-$3,237 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $388 to $600 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,020 to $7,320 for first class

Lodging: $190 to $470 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $812 to $1,856 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Mechelen Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Mechelen is about average than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Mechelen due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Mechelen Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Mechelen hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Mechelen.

 

Flight Costs to Mechelen

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $973 average in late June to a low of $657 in early November. Median flight price is $735. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Mechelen our data includes 446 originating airports, and 181 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Mechelen from an airport like Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY (the United States) for an average $16,925 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Geneva (GVA) in Geneva (Switzerland) at an average of just $82.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Mechelen, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $316, so you can easily save about 48% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Mechelen can easily cost $290 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $19 per person. Private tours can cost $585 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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