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There are 6 ways to get from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

$67 - $116

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Aachen to Frankfurt 161.6 miles

$10 - $21

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$61 - $100

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen West to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N84 / ...

$15 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main 162.2 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$111 - $317

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 19€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen, Aachen West and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Köln Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Aachen and Frankfurt am Main is 198 km. The road distance is 259.5 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 55€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Aachen to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen, Aachen West station.

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Aachen to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Aachen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 55€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 123.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main via Köln, Dom / Hbf, Köln Hbf, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Eurolines DE also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Aachen, Aachen West to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Aachen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Aachen to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Aachen to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Frankfurt am Main is 260 km. It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to drive from Aachen to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Aachen to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 678+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Aachen and Frankfurt am Main. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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