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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Heerlen, Busstation to Aachen, Driescher Gässchen 44

$32 - $53

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Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 833

$14 - $25

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Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Aachen 143.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$106 - $325

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Aachen is to bus which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Aachen is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Aachen is 196 km. The road distance is 229.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Aachen without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 22 min and costs 27€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Amsterdam to Aachen, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Aachen is 229 km. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Amsterdam to Aachen.

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  • Distance: 122.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Aachen once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
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Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Heerlen, Busstation to Aachen, Driescher Gässchen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
aseag.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Heerlen, Busstation Perron E to Aachen, Driescher Gaßchen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 756+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 10€.

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