There are 5 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf Ice

$42 - $56

Cheapest option

Bus, line 350 bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Maastricht N179 / ...
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Schanz 350

$12 - $19

3 alternative options

Train Thalys  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Midi Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Aachen Hbf Tha / ...

$31 - $95

Line 272 bus, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 272 bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A to Brussel Noord Perron 5 272 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels North to Aachen Hauptbahnhof

$39 - $59

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

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

$18 - $27

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen via Maastricht and Maastricht, Station Perron H in around 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $22
1st Class
$27 - $30
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$10 - $25
1st Class
$25 - $29
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Schanz
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arriva.nl
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A to Brussel Noord Perron 5
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Brussels North to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Aachen is 113 km. The road distance is 140 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen is to bus and line 350 bus which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 2 h 45 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport and arriving at Aachen Hbf via Bruxelles-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels Airport and arriving at Aachen, Schanz via Maastricht, Station Perron H. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Aachen, including transfers.