By Train from London (United Kingdom) to Aachen (Germany)

Journey Summary

Depart London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International

Arrive Aachen (Germany)

Aachen Hbf
Journey Time
3hr 35min - 3hr 50min (approx)

Mon - Sat = 5 x connections* per day

Sunday = 4 x connections*

Changing trains in: Brussels/Bruxelles

The high speed train service between Bruxelles/Brussels and Aachen is split between ICE and Thalys trains.

*But the fastest end-to-end journeys usually involve connecting into the ICE trains at Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid station.

The connecting time at Bruxelles Midi/Zuid station, between the arrival of the Eurostar and the departure of the ICE train, is usually only 17-20 mins - hence this option being faster than the combination of Eurostar + Thalys trains.

And this combination of Eurostar + ICE train tends to be cheaper too.

Though you don't need to be concerned about losing out financially, in the fairly unlikely event of missing the connection in Bruxelles, due to a delayed arrival of the Eurostar.

Though if you want to take the pressure off making the connection, the options are explained in the 'Ticket information' section below.

Rail Pass Users:

if you take ICE trains on from Bruxelles, you can avoid the reservation fees/supplements on the Thalys trains.

If you have a rail pass you don't have to reserve a seat on the ICE train - so no additional charges have to be incurred.

IF the Eurostar arrives too late to make the connection, then leave your bags in the left-luggage at Midi/Zuid station, explore Bruxelles and then take a later ICE train.

Train 1

  • Depart: London (United Kingdom)
  • Arrive: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Journey time: 2hr 1min - 2hr 20min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Arrive: Aachen (Germany)
  • Journey time: 1hr 8min - 1hr 12min

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Ticket information

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