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There are 3 ways to get from Sittard to Erkelenz by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sittard-Geleen, Sittard Stadhuis to Geilenkirchen, Bahnhof

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Train

  1. Take the train from Sittard to Heerlen
  2. Take the train from Heerlen to Herzogenrath
  3. Take the train from Herzogenrath, Bf to Erkelenz, Bf

Drive

  1. Drive from Sittard to Erkelenz

Sittard to Erkelenz by bus and train

205 Weekly Services
58 min Average Duration
€8 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Sittard to Erkelenz is to drive, which costs €5 - €8 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sittard to Erkelenz is to drive which costs €5 - €8 and takes 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sittard to Erkelenz. However, there are services departing from Sittard and arriving at Erkelenz, Bf via Heerlen and Herzogenrath, Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Sittard and Erkelenz is 32 km. The road distance is 36.8 km.

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The best way to get from Sittard to Erkelenz without a car is to bus which takes 58 min and costs €8 - €24.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from Sittard to Erkelenz, including transfers.

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Sittard to Erkelenz train services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Sittard station.

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The best way to get from Sittard to Erkelenz is to bus which takes 58 min and costs €8 - €24. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €12 - €45 and takes 1h 53m.

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Sittard to Erkelenz train services, operated by National Express, arrive at Erkelenz, Bf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sittard to Erkelenz is 37 km. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from Sittard to Erkelenz.

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  • Distance: 32.5 km
  • Duration: 58 min

What companies run services between Sittard, Netherlands and Erkelenz, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany?

WestVerkehr operates a bus from Sittard-Geleen, Sittard Stadhuis to Geilenkirchen, Bahnhof hourly, and the journey takes 40 min. Arriva NL also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sittard to Erkelenz via Heerlen and Herzogenrath, Bf in around 1h 53m.

Train operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Sittard to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Heerlen to Herzogenrath
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €4
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 Sittard to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €18
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€13 - €18
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Herzogenrath, Bf to Erkelenz, Bf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
National Express Rail
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Herzogenrath to Erkelenz
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Herzogenrath, Bf,Herzogenrath to Erkelenz, Bf,Erkelenz
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
WestVerkehr
Phone
02431-88-6767
Email
info@west-verkehr.de
Website
west-verkehr.de
Bus from Sittard-Geleen, Sittard Stadhuis to Geilenkirchen, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestVerkehr
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Sittard, Stadhuis to Geilenkirchen, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
arriva.nl

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