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There are 13 ways to get from London to Aachen by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station Ice

$103 - $250

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Bus, train  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Aachen Central Station

$57 - $83

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Train via London St. Pancras International  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station Ice

$103 - $249

Bus and ferry, bus  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 328

$71 - $104

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

$230 - $262

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 25m

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

$86 - $130

Fly London City to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 52m

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

$98 - $348

Fly London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 9m

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

$119 - $310

Fly London Stansted to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) STN - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$76 - $238

Fly London Heathrow to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 55m

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

$106 - $300

Fly London Heathrow to Brussels, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station

$116 - $298

Train to London Luton, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LTN - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Heerlen

$82 - $228

Fly London City to Luxembourg, bus, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Luxembourg (LUX) LCY - LUX
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Liège
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen Central Station

$82 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from London to Aachen is to bus and train which costs £40 - £65 and takes 8h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Aachen is to train which costs £75 - £200 and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Aachen. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Aachen station. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras Int. and arriving at Aachen Central Station via Brussels Midi-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between London and Aachen is 275 miles.

The best way to get from London to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs £75 - £200.

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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 Eurolines FR, depart from London Victoria station.

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

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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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Map of how to get from London to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 275.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

You can take a train from London to Aachen via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Brussels Midi-Zuid in around 4h 7m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from London City to Luxembourg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from London City to Luxembourg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Luton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
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
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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 London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Liège
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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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 1:23 PM in London and 2:23 PM in Aachen.

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

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

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There are 756+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs £3 - £4.

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