Duration 1h 57m
Distance 199.1 km
Average price 45€
Possible routes 3 found

Ghent to Aachen

Rome2rio has found 3 ways to get from Ghent to Aachen by train, bus and car. We recommend taking the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and then taking the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aachen Hbf, which takes around 2h 38m. Alternatively, taking the bus from Ghent to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße is the cheapest option and takes around 4h 15m.

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Train

  1. Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  2. Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Aachen
2h 38m
37€ - 120€
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Bus

  1. Ghent
  2. Aachen
4h 15m
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Cheapest
12€ - 26€

Drive

  1. Ghent
  2. Aachen
Fastest
1h 57m
23€ - 35€

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Ghent to Aachen? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Aachen is to bus which costs 12€ - 26€ and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Aachen is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ghent and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters and arriving at Aachen Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 38m.

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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 2h 38m and costs 35€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m to get from Ghent to Aachen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Ghent to Aachen is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs 35€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 26€ and takes 4h 15m.

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Ghent to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Ghent to Aachen train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Aachen Hbf station.

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

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Book your Ghent to Aachen bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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How to travel from Ghent to Aachen

Find all the possible transport options for your trip from Ghent to Aachen right here. Rome2rio displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best. Click the map below to see more travel options.

What companies run services between Ghent and Aachen?

You can take a train from Ghent to Aachen via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Aachen 5 times a day. Tickets cost 12€ - 16€ and the journey takes 4h 15m. Eurolines FR also services this route 4 times a week.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€

Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€

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Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
75€ - 110€

Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn

About this operator

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).

Bus operators
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Bus from Ghent to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

About this operator

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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Bus from Gent, St.-Pietersstation to Aachen
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Eurolines FR

About this operator

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Aachen, Germany

Aachen or Bad Aachen, traditionally known in English and French as Aix-la-Chapelle, is a spa and border town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Aachen was a residence of Charlemagne, and later the coronation place for German kings. - Wikipedia

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