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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 19m

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

$40 - $71

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Bus  •  2h 20m

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

$8 - $15

2 alternative options

Train, bus, line 350 bus  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Hasselt Ic
  2. Take the bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D 20a / ...
  3. Take the line 350 bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Elisenbrunnen 350

$32 - $36

Drive  •  1h 21m

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

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1h 21m.

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

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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 2h 19m.

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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 2h 19m and costs 30€ - 65€.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m 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 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 2h 19m and costs 30€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 13€ and takes 2h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 70.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

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 - $50 and the journey takes 1h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen twice daily. Tickets cost $8 - $15 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgiantrain.be
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2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$31 - $34
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 Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Elisenbrunnen
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
arriva.nl

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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 1h 21m to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen.

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