There are 6 ways to get from Leiden to Aachen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Heerlen Intercity

37€ - 86€

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Bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße N93 / ...

19€ - 23€

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Bus via Maastricht, Station Perron H  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Maastricht 2924

34€ - 57€

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Aachen 237 km

30€ - 50€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  3h 51m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen West

88€ - 325€

Fly to Brussels, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf

89€ - 278€

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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Aachen is to bus which costs 18€ - 24€ and takes 6h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Aachen is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Breestraat and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße via The Hague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Leiden Lammenschans and arriving at Aachen West via Utrecht Centraal and Heerlen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Leiden and Aachen is 189 km. The road distance is 237 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs 35€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Leiden to Aachen, including transfers.

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Leiden to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from The Hague station.

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Leiden to Aachen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Lammenschans station.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Aachen is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs 35€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 24€ and takes 6h 9m.

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  • Distance: 189 km
  • Duration: 3h 42m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Aachen, Germany?

You can take a train from Leiden to Aachen via Utrecht Centraal and Heerlen in around 3h 42m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leiden to Aachen 3 times a day. Tickets cost 14€ - 17€ and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 26€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
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 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from The Hague to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Leiden to Aachen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Heerlen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Aachen is 237 km. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from Leiden to Aachen.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 854+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs 7€ - 16€.

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