There are 4 ways to get from Aachen to Bruges by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge Ic / ...

$48 - $68

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Bruges N84

$19 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Ghent
  2. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Brugge Ic / ...

$48 - $68

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Bruges 151.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Bruges is to bus which costs 16€ - 26€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Bruges is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen and arriving at Bruges via Maastricht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen station to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Aachen Central Station and arriving at Brugge via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Bruges is 206 km. The road distance is 241.8 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 2 h 35 min and costs 40€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Aachen to Bruges, including transfers.

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Aachen to Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Maastricht station.

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

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The best way to get from Aachen to Bruges is to train which takes 2 h 35 min and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 26€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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  • Distance: 128.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Aachen to Bruges via Brussels Midi-Zuid and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen to Bruges twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h 10 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.

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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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Brugge
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Ghent
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice 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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Aachen to Bruges train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brugge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Bruges is 242 km. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from Aachen to Bruges.

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There are 1533+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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