There are 3 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station Ice

$55 - $76

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Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 328

$8 - $15

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Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen 87.4 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen is to bus which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels Airport and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen station. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arriving at Aachen Central Station via Brusel Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 16 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Aachen is 113 km. The road distance is 139.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 16 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels Airport station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen is to train which takes 2 h 16 min and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 70.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 16 min

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Aachen, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Aachen Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen is 140 km. It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen.

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