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There are 4 ways to get from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord Ice
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Brussels Airport-Zaventem Ic / ...

$39 - $71

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Brussels Airport 328

$8 - $15

2 alternative options

Train, line 652 bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Eupen to Louvain / Leuven Ic
  2. Take the line 652 bus from Leuven Station Perron 12 to Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B 652 / ...

$19 - $25

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) 86.9 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to bus which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Brussels Airport. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen station to Brussels Airport (BRU). However, there are services departing from Aachen Central Station and arriving at Brussels Airport-Zaventem via Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Brussels Airport (BRU) is 113 km. The road distance is 139 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs 30€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU), including transfers.

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Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Aachen Central Station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs 30€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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  • Distance: 70.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium?

You can take a train from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) via Brusel Nord and Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord in around 1 h 33 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) 3 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 50 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 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $21
1st Class
$26 - $29
Train from Eupen to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $28
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 Brussel-Noord to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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 Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Station Perron 12 to Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels Airport station.

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Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brussels Airport-Zaventem station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU) is 139 km. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Aachen to Brussels Airport (BRU).

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