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Train via Koblenz  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf Re / ...

€13 - €174

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Bus  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Trier central train station to Cologne South N11
  2. Take the bus from Cologne South to Aachen Hüls N1153

€19 - €23

Train, bus, line 34 bus  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Euskirchen Rb / ...
  2. Take the bus from Euskirchen, Bf to Düren, Bahnhof / ZOB 298
  3. Take the train from Dueren to Aachen Hbf Re / ...
  4. Take the line 34 bus from Aachen, Normaluhr to Kerkrade, Einderstraat 34

Train  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Trier Hbf to Euskirchen Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Dueren to Herzogenrath Rb

€31 - €46

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Trier to Kerkrade 189 km

€23 - €35

Trier to Kerkrade by train

The train journey time between Trier and Kerkrade is around 5h 16m and covers a distance of around 296 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 45m. Operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Trier to Kerkrade train service departs from Trier Hbf and arrives in Kerkrade Centrum. Typically 79 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 16m
Fastest train time:
4h 45m
Trains per week:
79
Cheapest price:
€35
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:10
Last train departs at:
23:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Trier to Kerkrade train schedules

Departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kerkrade is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Kerkrade is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

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The cost-effective way to get from Trier to Kerkrade is to bus, which costs €18 - €23 and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Trier to Kerkrade is to drive which costs €23 - €35 and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trier station to Kerkrade. However, there are services departing from Trier central train station and arriving at Herzogenrath, Pilgramsweg via Cologne South and Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Trier to Kerkrade. However, there are services departing from Trier Hbf and arriving at Kerkrade Centrum via Koblenz Hbf, Köln Hbf, Aachen Hbf and Landgraaf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Trier and Kerkrade is 130 km. The road distance is 189 km.

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The best way to get from Trier to Kerkrade without a car is to train via Koblenz which takes 4h 23m and costs €13 - €180.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Trier to Kerkrade, including transfers.

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Trier to Kerkrade bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Trier central train station.

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Trier to Kerkrade train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), depart from Trier Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Trier to Kerkrade is to train via Koblenz which takes 4h 23m and costs €13 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €23 and takes 5h 53m.

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  • Distance: 129.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Trier, Germany and Kerkrade, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Trier to Kerkrade via Koblenz Hbf, Köln Hbf, Aachen, Hbf, Aachen Hbf, and Landgraaf in around 4h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Trier to Kerkrade via Cologne South, Aachen Hüls, and Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße in around 5h 53m.

Train operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 Trier Hbf to Koblenz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Trier Hbf to Euskirchen
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dueren to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dueren to Herzogenrath
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
National Express Rail
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 Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dueren to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
mittelrheinbahn.de
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koblenz Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Düren, Bf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Dueren to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Düren to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trier central train station to Cologne South
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne South to Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Rurtalbus GmbH
Phone
+49 2421 39 01 – 999
Email
Kundenservice@rurtalbus.de
Website
rurtalbus.de
Bus from Euskirchen, Bf to Düren, Bahnhof / ZOB
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Rurtalbus GmbH
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Aachen, Normaluhr to Kerkrade, Einderstraat
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
ASEAG

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Trier to Kerkrade bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen Hüls station.

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Trier to Kerkrade train services, operated by ABELLIO Rail, arrive at Aachen, Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trier to Kerkrade is 189 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Trier to Kerkrade.

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