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There are 4 ways to get from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf Ice

39€ - 56€

Cheapest option

Line 272 bus, bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the line 272 bus from Zaventem Kerkplein to Brussel Noord afstaphalte 272
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Aachen Hüls N1153

11€ - 14€

2 alternative options

Train via Louvain / Leuven  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from Zaventem to Louvain / Leuven S2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Louvain / Leuven to Welkenraedt Ic
  3. Take the train from Welkenraedt to Aachen Hbf L

24€ - 32€

Drive  •  1h 22m

  1. Drive from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde 140 km

15€ - 22€

Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde by trains

The train journey time between Zaventem and Aachen-Rothe Erde is around 1h 54m and covers a distance of around 158 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 49m. Services are operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 54m
Fastest train time:
1h 49m
Trains per week:
50
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:46
Last train departs at:
19:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde train schedules

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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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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No, entry into Germany from Belgium 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-Rothe Erde is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Aachen-Rothe Erde 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, returning to Belgium from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde is to line 272 bus and bus, which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde is to drive which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 1h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde. However, there are services departing from Zaventem Kerkplein and arriving at Aachen, Hohenzollernplatz via Brussels-North train station and Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde. However, there are services departing from Zaventem and arriving at Aachen-Rothe Erde via Bruxelles-Nord and Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 28m.

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The distance between Zaventem and Aachen-Rothe Erde is 116 km. The road distance is 140 km.

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The best way to get from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde without a car is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2h 28m to get from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde, including transfers.

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Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Zaventem Kerkplein station.

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Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde is to train which takes 2h 28m and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can line 272 bus and bus, which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 4h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde.
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  • Distance: 116.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 28m

What companies run services between Zaventem, Belgium and Aachen-Rothe Erde, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 1h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde via Brussel Noord afstaphalte, Brussels-North train station, Aachen Hüls, Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße, and Aachen, Hohenzollernplatz in around 4h 30m.

Train operators
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Zaventem to Louvain / Leuven
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Louvain / Leuven to Welkenraedt
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Welkenraedt to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
4€ - 6€
1st Class
6€ - 9€
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Zaventem Kerkplein to Brussel Noord afstaphalte
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
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 Brussels-North train station to Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen Hüls station.

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Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Aachen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde is 140 km. It takes approximately 1h 22m to drive from Zaventem to Aachen-Rothe Erde.

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