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There are 4 ways to get from Aachen to Rotterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the train from Heerlen to Eindhoven Intercity
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity

$29 - $52

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Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N93

$12 - $21

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 3m

  1. Drive from Aachen to Rotterdam 134 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  4h 17m

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

$111 - $351

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3h 30m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Aachen West and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Heerlen and Eindhoven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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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 3h 13m and costs 25€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m 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 Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Heerlen station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Rotterdam is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs 25€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 18€ and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 105.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 13m

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

You can take a train from Aachen to Rotterdam via Heerlen and Eindhoven in around 3h 13m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen to Rotterdam once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
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
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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Train from Eindhoven to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 20 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
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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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 Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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

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KLM offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 614+ hotels available in Rotterdam. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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