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Brussels-Aachen Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 24 daily trains from Brussels to Aachen. Traveling by train from Brussels to Aachen usually takes around 3 hours and 6 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in one hour and 43 minutes.

Distance76 mi (122 km)
Fastest train1h 43m
Lowest price$26.61
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Brussels to Aachen?

There are 3 train lines with service from Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de;Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest to Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 21 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express11h 43m$26.61
Deutsche Bahn213h 9m$37.06
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company73h 4m$37.28

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Brussels 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 Brussels to Aachen?

The distance between Brussels and Aachen is approximately 76 miles, or 122 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 43 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Brussels to Aachen are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Brussels at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Brussels to Aachen?

There are 24 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 Brussels. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Brussels to Aachen for $13.04.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Brussels?

Departure stations

Brussels has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Aachen.

Train stations in Brussels:

  • Bockstael

  • Schaarbeek

Where is the train station in Aachen?

Arrival stations

Aachen receives travelers from Brussels at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Aachen:

  • Aachen-Rothe Erde

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