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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 Sneltrein / ...

9€ - 23€

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Rideshare  •  45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Maastricht to Aachen 38.4 km

4€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  51 min

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

5€ - 7€

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Maastricht to Aachen 39.4 km

5€ - 8€

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The cheapest 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 5€ - 8€ and takes 30 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 39.4 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 9€ - 23€.

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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 Arriva NL, 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 9€ - 23€. 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?

Arriva NL operates a train from Maastricht to Aachen West hourly. Tickets cost 9€ - 11€ and the journey takes 48 min. Dutch Railways (NS) 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 every 2 hours.

Train operators
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
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 Maastricht to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 23€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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 Arriva NL, arrive at Aachen West station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maastricht to Aachen is 39 km. It takes approximately 30 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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