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There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Achen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville Ter
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Sarreguemines

$44 - $84

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Bus RegioJet  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Saarbrücken Hbf L40

$13 - $20

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Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Saarbrücken 299 / ...

$24 - $41

Train, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Luxembourg Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Saarbrücken Hbf L40

$27 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Achen 213.9 miles

$45 - $70

Train, fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Saarbrucken (SCN) LUX - SCN

$226 - $739

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Achen is to bus which costs 11€ - 18€ and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Achen is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Achen. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Achen via Gare de Saarbrucken-Hbf and Sarreguemines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Achen is 285 km. The road distance is 342.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Achen without a car is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs 35€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Brussels to Achen, including transfers.

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Brussels to Achen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Achen is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs 35€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Luxembourg Airport to Saarbrucken Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Brussels to Achen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Saarbrücken station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Achen.
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  • Distance: 178.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Achen, France?

You can take a train from Brussels to Achen via Luxembourg, Gare de Luxembourg, Gare de Metz-Ville, Metz Ville, Sarreguemines, and Sarreguemines in around 7 h 27 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Achen twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Turancar also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Metz Ville to Sarreguemines
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Turancar
Website
turancar.sk
Bus from Bruxelles Gare du Nord to Saarbrücken
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
turancar.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Mobiliteit
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg, Gare routière to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Mobiliteit

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Achen is 342 km. It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to drive from Brussels to Achen.

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Luxair offers flights from Luxembourg Airport to Saarbrucken Airport.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Achen. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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