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

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Train  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord Ice

$35 - $70

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Aachen to Brussels 89.9 miles

$6 - $15

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Brussels North N79

$8 - $55

Line 14 bus, train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 14 bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Eupen, Bahnhof 14
  2. Take the train from Eupen to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central Ic

$15 - $22

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Brussels 90 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Brussels is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 13€ and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Brussels is to train which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Brussels North. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aachen Central Station station and arriving at Brusel Nord. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Brussels is 122 km. The road distance is 143.9 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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The train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord takes 1 h 5 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Aachen to Brussels bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Aachen Hauptbahnhof station.

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

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The best way to get from Aachen to Brussels is to train which takes 1 h 5 min and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 76.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 5 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Aachen to Brussels every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Thalys also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Aachen to Brussels twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

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 Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Eupen to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Henricistraße to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Eupen, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.de
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Aachen to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Aachen to Brussels bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Brussels North station.

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Aachen to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Brusel Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Brussels is 144 km. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Aachen to Brussels.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Aachen and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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