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Traveling from Aachen to Rotterdam by train

Looking to travel from Aachen to Rotterdam by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 3 hours 11 minutes to travel from Aachen to Rotterdam by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 39 minutes though. You'll usually find 35 trains per day running along the 170 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Rotterdam, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Aachen to Rotterdam start from $22.71 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Rotterdam by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Aachen to Rotterdam by train

It takes an average of 3h 11m to travel from Aachen to Rotterdam by train, over a distance of around 106 miles (170 km). There are normally 35 trains per day traveling from Aachen to Rotterdam and tickets for this journey start from $22.71 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

2h 39m


170 miles (106 km)


35 trains per day


1 change


From $22.71

Train and bus operators


Aachen to Rotterdam train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aachen to Rotterdam for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:02 13:16 3h 14m, 3 changes
10:04 13:32 3h 28m, 2 changes
10:47 13:46 2h 59m, 2 changes
11:21 14:02 2h 41m, 1 change
11:47 14:46 2h 59m, 2 changes
12:02 15:16 3h 14m, 3 changes
12:47 15:46 2h 59m, 2 changes
13:21 16:02 2h 41m, 1 change
13:47 16:46 2h 59m, 2 changes
14:02 17:16 3h 14m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Aachen to Rotterdam

The price of train tickets from Aachen to Rotterdam starts at $22.71 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Aachen to Rotterdam by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Aachen to Rotterdam

Want to know more about your journey from Aachen to Rotterdam? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aachen to Rotterdam take?

The average journey time by train between Aachen and Rotterdam is 3 hours and 11 minutes, with around 35 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Aachen and Rotterdam by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aachen to Rotterdam is 2 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Aachen to Rotterdam cost?

Train tickets from Aachen to Rotterdam can start from as little as $22.71 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Aachen to Rotterdam?

No, there are no direct train services from Aachen to Rotterdam. Travelling from Aachen to Rotterdam by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Aachen to Rotterdam leave?

The first train from Aachen to Rotterdam leaves at 02:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aachen to Rotterdam leave?

The last train from Aachen to Rotterdam leaves at 22:47. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Aachen and Rotterdam by train?

Trains travelling from Aachen to Rotterdam cover a distance of around 106 miles (170 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rotterdam to Aachen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Aachen to Rotterdam for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 02/08/2023 for travel on 02/08/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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