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There are 4 ways to get from Thionville to Heerlen by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Thionville to Maastricht

3 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Thionville to Liège Guillemins
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen, Hbf

Train

  1. Take the train from Thionville to Luxembourg
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Arlon, Gare
  3. Take the train from Arlon to Liege-Guillemins
  4. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen, Hbf
  5. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Heerlen

Drive

  1. Drive from Thionville to Heerlen

Thionville to Heerlen by bus and train

The journey time between Thionville and Heerlen is around 4h 6m and covers a distance of around 249 km. This includes an average layover time of around 9 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 6m. Services are operated by FlixBus, Arriva NL, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 57m
Layover time:
9 min
Total time:
4h 6m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 6m
Journey distance:
249 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€17
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:35
Last service departs at:
12:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Thionville to Heerlen bus and train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thionville to Heerlen is to bus which costs €17 - €24 and takes 4h 11m.

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The fastest way to get from Thionville to Heerlen is to drive. Taking this option will cost €30 - €50 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thionville to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Heerlen via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale, Arlon, Liège-Guillemins and Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between Thionville and Heerlen is 170 km. The road distance is 247.3 km.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Heerlen without a car is to bus which takes 4h 11m and costs €17 - €24.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Thionville to Heerlen, including transfers.

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Thionville to Heerlen train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Thionville station.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Heerlen is to bus which takes 4h 11m and costs €17 - €24. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €140 and takes 6h 22m.

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Thionville to Heerlen train services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Heerlen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thionville to Heerlen is 247 km. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Thionville to Heerlen.

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Map of how to get from Thionville to Heerlen.
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  • Distance: 169.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Thionville, Grand Est, France and Heerlen, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Thionville to Maastricht twice daily. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Thionville to Heerlen via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale, Arlon, Gare, Arlon, Liège-Guillemins, and Aachen Hbf in around 6h 22m.

Train operators
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Liege-Guillemins to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Arlon to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€21 - €35
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €9
Rail 1st Class
€12 - €18
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Thionville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €27
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€23 - €27
1st Class
€16 - €19
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
arriva.nl
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 Aachen Hbf to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Thionville to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Thionville to Liège Guillemins
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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