There are 3 ways to get from Aachen to Leuven by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Liège-Guillemins Ice
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven Ic

$27 - $49

Cheapest option

Line 350 bus, bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 350 bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Station Perron C 350
  2. Take the bus from Maastricht to Leuven N84

$11 - $17

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Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Leuven 74.6 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Leuven is to line 350 bus and bus which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Leuven is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen and arriving at Leuven via Maastricht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen station to Leuven. However, there are services departing from Aachen Central Station and arriving at Leuven via Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 23 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Leuven is 98 km. The road distance is 119.3 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Leuven without a car is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs 23€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to get from Aachen to Leuven, including transfers.

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Aachen to Leuven bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen station.

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

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The best way to get from Aachen to Leuven is to train which takes 1 h 23 min and costs 23€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can line 350 bus and bus, which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Leuven.
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  • Distance: 61.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Aachen to Leuven via Liège-Guillemins and Liege-Guillemins in around 1 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aachen to Leuven via Maastricht, Station Perron C and Maastricht in around 3 h 45 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 Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Leuven
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Elisenbrunnen to Maastricht, Station Perron C
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
arriva.nl
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 Maastricht to Leuven
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Leuven is 119 km. It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to drive from Aachen to Leuven.

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