There are 6 ways to get from Aachen to Rotterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

$77 - $117

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Eindhoven 833
  2. Take the bus from Eindhoven to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 268 / ...

$12 - $24

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Bus, train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Driescher Gaßchen to Heerlen, Busstation Perron E 44
  2. Take the train from Heerlen to Eindhoven
  3. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal

$33 - $57

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Rotterdam 134 miles

$30 - $50

Train to Dusseldorf, fly, train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam (AMS) DUS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$112 - $346

Train to Brussels, fly, train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$111 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 10€ - 21€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS via Eindhoven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen station to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Aachen Central Station and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Rotterdam is 169 km. The road distance is 214.4 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Aachen to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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Aachen to Rotterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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

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The best way to get from Aachen to Rotterdam is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 65€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 21€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 105.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Aachen to Rotterdam via Brussels Midi-Zuid and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aachen to Rotterdam via Eindhoven in around 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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 Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $50
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$80 - $90
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 Heerlen to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Driescher Gaßchen to Heerlen, Busstation Perron E
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
arriva.nl
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Driescher Gässchen to Heerlen, Busstation
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.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 Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Eindhoven to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Eindhoven, JF Kennedylaan/Limbopad to Rotterdam, Conradstraat/Weena
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
regiojet.sk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Aachen to Rotterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Rotterdam is 214 km. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Aachen to Rotterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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