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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 12m

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

€34 - €47

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Bus  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Aachen Hüls N1153

€9 - €12

2 alternative options

Train via Welkenraedt  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Welkenraedt Ic

€17 - €25

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde 147.7 km

€16 - €23

Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Aachen-Rothe Erde is around 1h 20m and covers a distance of around 149 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 20m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Abellio and others, the Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde train service departs from Bruxelles-Nord and arrives in Aachen-Rothe Erde. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 20m
Fastest train time:
1h 20m
Trains per week:
50
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:32
Last train departs at:
20:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde train schedules

Belgium → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Germany from Belgium is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aachen-Rothe Erde is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Aachen-Rothe Erde is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Aachen-Rothe Erde is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde is to bus which costs €9 - €12 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde is to train which costs €30 - €50 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Aachen-Rothe Erde. However, there are services departing from Brussels-North train station and arriving at Aachen, Hohenzollernplatz via Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Aachen-Rothe Erde via Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 12m.

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The distance between Brussels and Aachen-Rothe Erde is 125 km. The road distance is 147.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde without a car is to train which takes 1h 12m and costs €30 - €50.

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It takes approximately 1h 12m to get from Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde, including transfers.

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Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde is to train which takes 1h 12m and costs €30 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €9 - €12 and takes 2h 51m.

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  • Distance: 124.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 12m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Aachen-Rothe Erde, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 1h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Aachen Hüls 3 times a week. Tickets cost €9 - €12 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Welkenraedt
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€20 - €30
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 Brussels-North train station to Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen Hüls station.

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Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Aachen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde is 148 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Brussels to Aachen-Rothe Erde.

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