How to travel from Brussels to Aachen

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from Brussels to Aachen

How to get from Brussels to Aachen by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Brussels to Aachen is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

SNCB | IC
08:56AM2h26
Brussels-Midi
11:22AMAachen Hbf
$351One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
SNCB | IC
08:56AM2h26
Brussels-Midi
11:22AMAachen Hbf
$351One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:25AM1h11
Brussels-Midi
09:36AMAachen Hbf
$481One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:56AM2h26
Brussels-Midi
11:22AMAachen Hbf
$451One-way
1 transfer
SNCB | IC
06:56AM2h26
Brussels-Midi
09:22AMAachen Hbf
$351One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
10:25AM1h11
Brussels-Midi
11:36AMAachen Hbf
$751One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information between Brussels and Aachen

distanceDistance76 miles (122 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€8) • 2 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€12) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 76 miles (122 km) between Brussels and Aachen. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Brussels to Aachen.

How to get from Brussels to Aachen

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Brussels to Aachen, 78,68% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Brussels to Aachen and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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You can travel by travel from Brussels to Aachen with Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Eurostar. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel to Aachen from Brussels. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Brussels to Aachen

      FAQs: Travel to Aachen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Aachen.
      FAQs

      There are 2 travel options from Brussels to Aachen: bus or train.

      The cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Aachen is a bus with an average price of $9 (€8).

      This is compared to other travel options from Brussels to Aachen:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

      A bus is () less than a flight with an average ticket price of () from Brussels to Aachen.

      A bus is $4 (€4) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Brussels to Aachen costing on average $13 (€12).

      The quickest way to travel to Aachen from Brussels is by train, which takes on average 1 h 8 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 2 h of travel time.

      The distance from Brussels to Aachen is approximately 76 miles (122 km).

      The average frequency per day from Brussels to Aachen is:

      • 6 buses a day.
      • 12 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Brussels and Aachen as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Brussels to Aachen:

      • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Brussels to Aachen depart from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) to Aachen, Henricistraße / Kühlwetterstraße.
      • Most travelers catch their train from Brussels-Midi and arrive in Aachen Hbf.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Brussels to Aachen:

      • You can go to Aachen from Brussels by bus with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, Ourbus, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Infobus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurolines Deutschland. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $9 (€8) with FlixBus from Brussels to Aachen on Omio.
      • You can travel by train between Brussels and Aachen with Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, PKP Intercity, Eurostar, EuroNight or SNCB, and you can find SNCB Brussels to Aachen tickets for $30 (€26) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Brussels to Aachen with the following travel companies:

      • Direct buses with FlixBus with 4 direct buses per day.
      • 9 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn or Thalys.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Aachen as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Brussels and Aachen.

      Looking to extend your trip from Brussels to Aachen? Many Omio customers who go from Brussels to Aachen usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Cologne or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore Paris, Berlin, Cologne or Amsterdam from Aachen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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