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How to travel from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf? Look no further.

You'll usually find 43 trains per day running between Utrecht Centraal and Aachen Hbf, which usually take 3 hours 32 minutes to complete the 162 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 43 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Aachen Hbf from Utrecht Centraal, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with Thalys, ICE or DB, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $22.69. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf by train

It takes an average of 3h 32m to travel from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf by train, over a distance of around 100 miles (162 km). There are normally 43 trains per day traveling from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $22.69 when you book in advance.

First train

00:11

Last train

23:11

Departure station

Utrecht Centraal

Arrival station

Aachen Hbf

Journey time

2h 43m

Distance

162 miles (100 km)

Frequency

43 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $22.69

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Thalys, NS, Flixbus, SNCB, ÖBB

Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:44 13:27 2h 43m, 2 changes
11:14 14:01 2h 47m, 2 changes
11:38 14:43 3h 5m, 1 change
11:44 14:27 2h 43m, 2 changes
12:14 15:01 2h 47m, 2 changes
12:44 15:27 2h 43m, 2 changes
13:14 16:01 2h 47m, 2 changes
13:38 16:43 3h 5m, 1 change
13:44 16:27 2h 43m, 2 changes
14:14 17:01 2h 47m, 2 changes

NS, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf

You can travel from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf on NS, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf

The price of train tickets from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf starts at $22.69 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 Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf 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 Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf? 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 Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Utrecht Centraal and Aachen Hbf is 3 hours and 32 minutes, with around 43 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 Utrecht Centraal and Aachen Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf is 2 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf can start from as little as $22.69 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 Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf?

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

What time does the first train from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf leave?

The first train from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf leaves at 00:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf leave?

The last train from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf leaves at 23:11. 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 Utrecht Centraal and Aachen Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf cover a distance of around 100 miles (162 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Utrecht Centraal to Aachen Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 04/22/2023 for travel on 04/22/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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