There are 5 ways to get from Aachen to Antwerp by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord Ice
  2. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic

$43 - $62

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Aachen to Antwerp 88.4 miles

$7 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Antwerpen

$40 - $60

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Hüls to Antwerp N158

$8 - $15

Drive  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Antwerp 87.8 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Antwerp is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 11€ and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Antwerp is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Antwerpen. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen station to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Aachen Central Station and arriving at Antwerpen-Centraal via Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Antwerp is 127 km. The road distance is 140.4 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 1 h 58 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Aachen to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Aachen to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen, Aachen Hüls station.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 79.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 58 min

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Aachen to Antwerp via Brusel Nord and Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord in around 1 h 58 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Aachen to Antwerp once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
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 Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.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 Hüls to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Aachen to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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