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

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Train  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen Intercity

26€ - 68€

Cheapest option

Bus via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer  •  5h 18m

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

18€ - 21€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Aachen 522

21€ - 35€

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Aachen 229.2 km

30€ - 50€

Fly, train  •  4h 3m

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

87€ - 343€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Aachen is to bus via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer which costs 18€ - 21€ and takes 5h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Aachen is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arriving at Aachen. Services depart twice a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Aachen West via Heerlen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

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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 which takes 3h 7m and costs 25€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Amsterdam to Aachen, including transfers.

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

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Amsterdam to Aachen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Aachen is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs 25€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer, which costs 18€ - 21€ and takes 5h 18m.

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  • Distance: 195.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 7m

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

Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerlen hourly. Tickets cost 21€ - 50€ and the journey takes 2h 25m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 3 times a week. Tickets cost 14€ - 17€ and the journey takes 3h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
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
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Bijlmer to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk to Aachen
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol 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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Amsterdam to Aachen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Heerlen station.

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

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 814+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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