There are 5 ways to get from Aachen to Rotterdam by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  3 h 26 min

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

$30 - $51

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Rotterdam Ouibus / ...

$11 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Heerlen to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N93

$15 - $24

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Rotterdam 134 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  4 h 15 min

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

$104 - $322

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

You can take a bus from Aachen to Rotterdam via Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station in around 4 h 16 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Heerlen to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen West to Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
DB Regio NRW - RB33
Website
avv.de
Train from Aachen, Aachen, West Bf to Neuss, Neuss Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bus operators
Aachener Straßenbahn
Website
avv.de
Bus from Aachen, Aachen, Driescher Gässchen to Heerlen, Heerlen, Busstation
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avv.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Aachen, Driescher Gaßchen to Heerlen, Busstation Perron E
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aachen to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Heerlen to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Aachen and Rotterdam is 169 km. The road distance is 214 km.

The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 9€ - 20€ and takes 4 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Aachen to Rotterdam is to drive which takes 2 h 3 min and costs 28€ - 45€.

No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Aachen and arriving at Rotterdam via Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to get from Aachen to Rotterdam, including transfers.