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from Zurich to Aachen

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Travel Information to Aachen from Zurich

distanceDistance260 miles (419 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$34 - $188
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $34 (€27) • 6 h 32 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $188 (€149) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 260 miles (419 km) between Zurich and Aachen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€27). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Swiss, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Aachen.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Aachen, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Aachen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Aachen from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Aachen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 9/21/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Zurich and Aachen.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Zurich, Switzerland from Aachen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Aachen restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Aachen?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 9/20/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Aachen closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Zurich to Aachen?

There are 3 travel options from Zurich to Aachen: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Aachen?

The cheapest way to travel to Aachen from Zurich is by taking a train with an average price of $34 (€27).

This is compared to other travel options to Aachen:

A train is $154 (€123) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Aachen costing on average $188 (€149).

A train is generally $11 (€9) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $45 (€36) from Zurich to Aachen.

What is the quickest way to get from Zurich to Aachen?

The quickest way to travel to Aachen from Zurich is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Aachen by bus can take on average 12 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 32 min   on average.

What is the distance from Zurich to Aachen?

The distance from Zurich to Aachen is approximately 260 miles (419 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zurich to Aachen?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Aachen is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Zurich and in Aachen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Zurich to Aachen:

  • Buses from Zurich to Aachen most often leave from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Aachen, Hauptbahnhof (Bahnhofplatz).
  • Trains most often depart from Zurich at Zürich HB and arrive in Aachen at Aachen Hbf.
Who can get me from Zurich to Aachen?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Zurich to Aachen:

  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Aachen with Swiss. Cheap tickets can be found for $188 (€149) with Swiss from Zurich to Aachen.
  • You can go to Aachen from Zurich by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $45 (€36) with Flixbus from Zurich to Aachen on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Zurich and Aachen with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Aachen tickets for $34 (€27) on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Zurich to Aachen?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Aachen often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Cologne, Brussels or Berlin. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Aachen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Aachen and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Zurich to Aachen online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Zurich to Aachen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $188 (€149) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $45 (€36) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $34 (€27) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Aachen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Aachen
Zürich HB
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