How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen

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Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Aachen

distanceDistance123 miles (198 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$24 - $17
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $95 (€82) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 123 miles (198 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen.

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from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen by train, bus or flight.

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bus

The best way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
10:00AM4h00
Frankfurt am Main
02:00PMAachen
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
11:00AM4h00
Frankfurt am Main
03:00PMAachen
$281One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa
01:30PM0h50
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
02:20PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
$1841One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
07:58AM3h09
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
11:07AMAachen Hbf
$531One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:30AM3h35
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
12:05PMAachen Hbf
$851One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:38AM3h27
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:05PMAachen Hbf
$921One-way
2 transfers
FlixBus
10:30AM4h30
Frankfurt, Flughafen Terminal 2
03:00PMAachen
$301One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:30AM4h05
Frankfurt am Main
11:35AMAachen
$331One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:35AM4h10
Frankfurt am Main
03:45PMAachen
$331One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
05:05PM0h50
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
05:55PMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
$1841One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
09:10AM0h50
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
10:00AMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
$2141One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
07:05AM0h50
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
07:55AMDusseldorf Airport (DUS)
$2141One-way
0 transfers

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Travel to Aachen from Frankfurt am Main on FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel between Frankfurt am Main and Aachen. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen

      FAQs: Travel to Aachen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen.
      FAQs

      There are 3 travel options to Aachen from Frankfurt am Main. You can take a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to travel to Aachen from Frankfurt am Main is a bus with an average price of $17 (€15).

      This is compared to other travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

      Taking a bus costs $78 (€67) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $95 (€82) for the same trip.

      A bus is $7 (€6) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen costing on average $24 (€21).

      The quickest way to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Aachen is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes on average 3 h 25 min.

      Train takes on average 2 h.

      The distance from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen is approximately 123 miles (198 km).

      The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen is:

      • 6 buses per day.
      • 5 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen:

      • Most travelers board their bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Frankfurt (Terminal 1 - Busparkplatz P36) and arrive in Aachen, Henricistraße / Kühlwetterstraße.
      • Most travelers take a train from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen to Aachen Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen:

      • FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or Croatia Bus d. O. O. Can get you to Aachen by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen for $17 (€15) on Omio.
      • Lufthansa Cityline (2) can take you to Aachen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa Cityline (2) from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen for $170 (€147).
      • Deutsche Bahn, VIAS Rail GmbH or ÖBB Nightjet can get you to Aachen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen for $24 (€21) on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 5 direct buses per day to take to Aachen with FlixBus.
      • You'll find 5 direct trains a day to Aachen with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB Nightjet.

      Direct services to Aachen tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

      Omio customers who travel from Frankfurt am Main to Aachen often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne or Amsterdam. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Aachen and these popular destinations at a great price.
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