How to get to Aachen West Train Station

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Aachen West station information & facilities

Distance from Aachen West to city center
Distance from Aachen West to city center
1.1 miles (1.7 km)
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The following equipment features serve to ensure barrier-free accessibility to the station. Available are: Gleis 1: platform height >= 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 2: platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance
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Travel to train station Aachen West from Aachen city center

Aachen city, also known as Spa City, is on the western border of Germany. It is among the most famous cities in the country and borders the Netherlands and Belgium. It is an ancient city that has tremendously grown to become a technology hub. This growth is attributed to it being the host to the largest technical university in Germany, RWTH Aachen University. Apart from the train station Aachen West, there are other major train stations within the city. The central train station is the Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), which is the largest. Aachen Schanz station is located on the western side of the city center and is the nearest to the Aachen Cathedral. Other train stations are Rothe Erde and Eilendorf. 

Which is the best way to get to train station Aachen West from Aachen city center?

Traveling from the Aachen city center to the train station is very easy. It is a walking distance of about 22 minutes. For those who would want to see more of the city and are not in a hurry to get to the station, walking can be a good option. However, for those without much time to spend, a bus can get them there in about seven minutes. Being the easiest and fastest way to get to the train station Aachen West, there are three viable routes that travelers use. These are: via Professor-Pirlet-Straße, via B1a and, via Pontstraße and B1a. The fastest among the three routes is the one via Professor-Pirlet-Straße. The buses that operate along this route are buses number 4 and V, which are found at Markt bus station along Judengasse road, a short walking distance from the Aachen Cathedral. 

How far is it from Aachen city center to Aachen West station? 

The distance from the city center to the train station Aachen West is slightly more than a mile (1.6 kilometers). Going by bus takes about seven minutes and using the train requires about 17 minutes walking time and 5 minutes on transit. To use the train, travelers must first cover a distance of about half a mile (0.8 kilometers) to Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) station by walking. From the Hbf station, the train RB 10356, running on platform 3, goes through the Aachen Schanz station. The train reaches Aachen West station, a distance of slightly less than two miles (3.2 kilometers) away, in five minutes with two stops. Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is a transport interchange point that is part of the long-distance network. Schanz station, which is the nearest to the city center, is roughly one mile away (1.6 kilometers) to the south of train station Aachen West. On the eastern side of Aachens West, Eilendorf station is approximately six miles (9.7 kilometers) away. 

How accessible is the train station for those with limited mobility? 

Aachen West train station has put measures in place to ensure passengers with limited mobility get all the assistance they need and make it to their destination comfortably. There are automatic ramps, mobile ramps, and manual bridging ramps to assist in boarding and off-boarding those with limited mobility. Their well-trained staff is always prepared and available to assist any person upon request, free of charge. There are toll-free numbers that are operational 24 hours a day for anyone who may need assistance. For those with heavy luggage, there are trolleys for pulling their valuables to and from the train, and you can find elevators throughout the station. It is recommended that persons with mobility impairment reserve their seats early, because it can sometimes be difficult to get secure seats, especially during the holiday season when there are many travelers.

Local tips: the train station points of interest

While at the train station, The Lindt Factory is a must-visit place for chocolate lovers. It boasts of almost all the known varieties of chocolate, and the good news is that the prices are lower by 25-30% compared to other shops. There is also the Bilal Islamic center close to the train station Aachen West where travelers visit and get a feel of the Islam religion. Travelers also visit the Bendplatz exhibition center where they view amazing exhibitions. For travelers who wish to take a nap or have a picnic out in the open air, Republikplatz park is a perfect place to get that relaxation and tranquility that nature gives. At the city center, the Aachen Cathedral, which is the center of tourist attractions in Aachen, is worth visiting. The ancient Cathedral is a symbol of the Roman traditional culture, and it bears a rich history with the remains of Charlemagne buried there.

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