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Trains from Heerlen to Aachen

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Heerlen to Aachen. Traveling by train from Heerlen to Aachen usually takes around 59 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 34 minutes.

Distance9 mi (15 km)
Fastest train0h 34m
Lowest price£6.59
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Heerlen to Aachen?

2 train services operate from Heerlen to Aachen. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn50h 57m£7.21
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company41h 33m£7.33
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Heerlen to Aachen start from £7, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Aachen. Deutsche Bahn in Heerlen leaves from Heerlen Woonboulevard . And in Aachen trains arrive at Train Station and 4 other train stations.

    From Heerlen to Aachen train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 0 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Aachen faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 34 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 65 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Aachen.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Heerlen to Aachen start from £7, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Aachen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Heerlen leaves from Heerlen Woonboulevard . And in Aachen trains arrive at Aachen-Rothe Erde and 4 other train stations.

    From Heerlen to Aachen train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 1 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Aachen faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 34 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Aachen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Heerlen to Aachen during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Heerlen to Aachen?

The distance between Heerlen and Aachen is approximately 9 miles, or 15 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 34 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Aachen.

When are trains the most crowded?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Heerlen to Aachen. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Heerlen at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Heerlen to Aachen?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Aachen to Heerlen.

City Information

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 favourite 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. Coach 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 is the train station in Heerlen?

Main departure station: Heerlen Woonboulevard

There is one train station in Heerlen.

All train stations in Heerlen:

  • Heerlen Woonboulevard

Where is the train station in Aachen?

Main arrival station: Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Aachen than most cities. Most trains from Heerlen will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Aachen:

Train stations in Aachen:

  • Train Station

  • Aachen West

  • Eilendorf

  • Aachen-Rothe Erde

  • Aachen Schanz

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