There are 6 ways to get from Aachen to Amsterdam by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Driescher Gaßchen to Heerlen, Busstation Perron E 44
  2. Take the train from Heerlen to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity

$31 - $55

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 833

$14 - $25

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Train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$65 - $101

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Amsterdam 142.8 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS

$106 - $323

Train to Brussels, fly  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS

$90 - $303

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Aachen Central Station and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Amsterdam is 196 km. The road distance is 228.5 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Amsterdam without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Aachen to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Aachen to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Aachen to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Aachen Central Station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Amsterdam is to bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Aachen to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 122.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen to Amsterdam twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aachen to Amsterdam via Brussels Midi-Zuid and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 4 h 43 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Heerlen to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $120
Premier
$100 - $140
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Driescher Gaßchen to Heerlen, Busstation Perron E
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
arriva.nl
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Driescher Gässchen to Heerlen, Busstation
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Aachen to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Amsterdam is 228 km. It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to drive from Aachen to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Aachen to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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