There are 5 ways to get from Ghent to Aachen by train, bus or car

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station Ice

$43 - $66

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Bus, line 350 bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Maastricht N84
  2. Take the line 350 bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Elisenbrunnen 350

$16 - $25

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Welkenraedt Ic

$35 - $46

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Aachen Hauptbahnhof

$40 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Aachen 124.4 miles

$26 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Aachen Hauptbahnhof. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Aachen station. However, there are services departing from Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Aachen Central Station via Brussels Midi-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Aachen is 169 km. The road distance is 199.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Ghent to Aachen, including transfers.

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Ghent to Aachen bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Ghent station.

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Ghent to Aachen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Gent-Sint-Pieters station.

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The best way to get from Ghent to Aachen is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Ghent to Aachen bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Aachen Hauptbahnhof station.

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Ghent to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Aachen Central Station.

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Map of how to get from Ghent to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 105.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Aachen, Germany?

You can take a train from Ghent to Aachen via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Brussels Midi-Zuid in around 3 h 12 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Ghent to Aachen twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gent-Sint-Pieters to Welkenraedt
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$29 - $45
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 Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Ghent to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Ghent to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht, Station Perron H to Aachen, Elisenbrunnen
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
arriva.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Ghent to Aachen is 199 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Ghent to Aachen.

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