There are 12 ways to get from London to Aachen by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aachen Hbf Ice / ...

134€ - 451€

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Bus  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the bus from London to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße N80 / ...

28€ - 35€

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Train via Eupen, Bahnhof  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Eupen Ic

119€ - 363€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Aachen

199€ - 230€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 39m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Aachen

56€ - 137€

Fly London City to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen West

93€ - 365€

Fly London Heathrow to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen West

92€ - 405€

Fly London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) LHR - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf

53€ - 432€

Fly London Stansted to Eindhoven, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Eindhoven (EIN) STN - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Heerlen
  3. Take the train from Heerlen to Aachen West

58€ - 172€

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels, train  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf

92€ - 328€

Fly London City to Antwerp, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf

91€ - 302€

Fly London City to Rotterdam, train  •  6h 54m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aachen Hbf

154€ - 677€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Aachen is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 10h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Aachen is to train which costs £120 - £410 and takes 4h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße. Services depart six times a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Aachen. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Aachen Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between London and Aachen is 441 km.

The best way to get from London to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs £120 - £410.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from London to Aachen, including transfers.

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

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London to Aachen train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Aachen is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs £120 - £410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 10h 35m.

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Map of how to get from London to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 440.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

What companies run services between London, England and Aachen, Germany?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Aachen via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 6 times a week. Tickets cost 28€ - 35€ and the journey takes 10h 35m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 410€
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 500€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 900€
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 370€
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 370€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 90€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Air Antwerp
Website
airantwerp.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 310€
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Eupen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
20€ - 29€
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 13€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Eindhoven Centraal to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 30€
Train from Heerlen to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
13€ - 19€
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Heerlen to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
arriva.nl
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 London to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 55€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
27€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
7€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 55€

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Aachen is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 11:25 PM in London and 12:25 AM in Aachen.

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

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British Airways and KLM offer flights from London City Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your London to Aachen bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £1 - £5.

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