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Brussels - Aachen Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Brussels to Aachen. Traveling by bus from Brussels to Aachen usually takes around 3 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance76 mi (122 km)
Shortest duration2h 35m
Cheapest price$13.88
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Brussels to Aachen?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Brussels to Aachen. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus33h 2m$25.87
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 3 trips from Brussels to Aachen, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 2 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 122 kilometers from Brussels to Aachen. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 35 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Aachen. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Brussels to Aachen, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Brussels to Aachen every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Brussels to Aachen without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Brussels to Aachen; ticket prices start at $46.62.

City Information

Brussels

The center of European activities, Brussels is a cosmopolitan hub that features many cultural elements, making it one of the top destinations for international travelers. Sitting at the heart of Brussels is the famous Grand-Place, a world heritage site that boasts many nearby Gothic and Baroque architectural marvels. During the holiday season, the square hosts the Winter Wonders light show, as well as a giant Christmas tree. If you enjoy museums, don’t miss out on the Musical Instruments Museum, which is housed in an Art Nouveau building. Featuring as many as 1,200 instruments from around the world, the museum is every music fan’s dream. If you want to go on a shopping spree while in Brussels, head for the Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, which is housed in a stunning Renaissance-style arcade.

Brussels is the home to many Michelin-starred restaurants, and its food scene is among the top-rated in the country. For those wishing to enjoy a contemporary twist on Belgian classics, head towards La Quincaillerie. If seafood is your go-to, Noordzee Mer du Nord will definitely satisfy your palate.

Brussels’ three main rail stations are Brussels-South, Brussels-Central, and Brussels-North, all of which are the busiest in the country. Gare du Midi, located in the Brussels-South station, is the main hub for bus travel in and out of Brussels. The city is served by several airports, the most prominent of which is the Brussels-National Airport, located 10 miles east of the city.

Aachen

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Positioned near the Dutch and Belgian borders in the west of Germany, Aachen is a true hidden gem. Once a Roman spa town, this historic city dates back to the 1st-century and later became a favorite residence of the Frankish king, Charlemagne. A royal experience surely awaits you as well on your visit to Aachen.

The most striking building in this city is undoubtedly Aachen Cathedral. This cathedral is the first place in Europe to receive the prestigious status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in part because it is one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe. The cathedral is also the final resting place of Charlemange, though the exact whereabouts of his remains are unknown.

After a day spent walking around the city, visit the Carolus Thermen, or thermal baths, to soak in the hot mineral spring waters once loved by the Romans. Choose between a range of indoor or outdoor pools, saunas, and spa treatments to enjoy what the Romans called "salus per aquam," or "health by water."

Because of its border location, Aachen is easy to reach from Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Frequent international and national trains run through the train stations, while the international airport is served by many major airlines. Bus lines including FlixBus and Sindbad provide affordable ground travel from many destinations. Some of the more popular routes to Aachen depart from Berlin, Amsterdam, and Brussels.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Brussels?

Main departure station: Gare du Midi

Also known as Brussels-South railway station, the Gare du Midi is the primary train station serving Brussels. The station is technically located in Saint-Gilles, a city south of Brussels, but the Gare du Midi metro stop connects travelers to all of Brussels' sights and attractions. Many high-speed train services, including international train lines, run through the Gare du Midi. Brussels is connected to the famous Eurostar line through this station, along with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn lines. The large indoor station includes many retail shops, restaurants, and services like information desks and restrooms.

All bus stations in Brussels:

  • Gare du Midi

  • Avenue Fonsny

Where does the bus arrive in Aachen?

Main arrival station: Henricistraße 30

Aachen West is a small gray building in Aachen, located (unsurprisingly) in the west of the city on the track running to Monchengladbach. The station is served by regional trains that run to Dortmund, Maastricht, Essen, and more. Platforms have waiting areas and shelters, The station mostly serves freight trains, so there aren't too many amenities other than waiting areas and shelters by the platforms. A few streets away, you can find a couple of restaurants, but you will need to walk around fifteen minutes into Aachen center to find large shops, restaurants, and hotels.

Bus stations in Aachen:

  • Henricistraße 30

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