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There are 4 ways to get from Maastricht to Aachen by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Aachen West Re / ...

8€ - 12€

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Rideshare  •  45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Maastricht to Aachen 38.8 km

4€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  51 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht, Centre Ceramique to Aachen, Schanz 350 / ...

5€ - 7€

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Aachen 39.3 km

4€ - 8€

Maastricht to Aachen by train

The train journey time between Maastricht and Aachen is around 48 min and covers a distance of around 45 km. The fastest train normally takes 48 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional and Arriva NL, the Maastricht to Aachen train service departs from Maastricht and arrives in Aachen West. Typically 107 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Maastricht to Aachen train schedules

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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Albania and Falkland Islands

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Finland: Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Satakunta
France: Saint Barthélemy, French Guiana, Saint Martin, Mayotte, Réunion, Moselle, Guadeloupe
Norway: Agder, Oslo, Viken, Rogaland, Vestfold og Telemark
Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aachen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Aachen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Aachen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cost-effective way to get from Maastricht to Aachen is to rideshare, which costs 4€ and takes 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Maastricht to Aachen is to drive which costs 4€ - 8€ and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maastricht, Centre Ceramique and arriving at Aachen, Schanz. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Maastricht and arriving at Aachen West. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Maastricht and Aachen is 29 km. The road distance is 39.3 km.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs 8€ - 12€.

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The train from Maastricht to Aachen West takes 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Maastricht to Aachen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Maastricht, Centre Ceramique station.

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Maastricht to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Maastricht station.

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The best way to get from Maastricht to Aachen is to train which takes 48 min and costs 8€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 7€ and takes 51 min.

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  • Distance: 28.8 km
  • Duration: 48 min

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

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Maastricht to Aachen West hourly. Tickets cost 8€ - 12€ and the journey takes 48 min. Arriva NL also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Arriva NL operates a bus from Maastricht, Centre Ceramique to Aachen, Schanz every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 5€ - 7€ and the journey takes 51 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Train operators
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Maastricht to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Maastricht, Centre Ceramique to Aachen, Schanz
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
arriva.nl
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Aachen station west
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Maastricht to Aachen
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Maastricht to Aachen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Aachen, Schanz station.

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Maastricht to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Aachen West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Aachen is 39 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Maastricht to Aachen.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Maastricht and Aachen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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