There are 6 ways to get from Aachen to Cologne by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train Bahn DE  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld Re1 / ...

$24 - $33

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Rideshare  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Aachen to Cologne 44.8 miles

$4 - $8

4 alternative options

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Re / ...

$22 - $45

Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Köln ZOB

$35 - $55

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Aachen to Cologne 44.5 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Cologne 44.5 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Cologne is to taxi which takes 44 min and costs 140€ - 180€.

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The distance between Aachen and Cologne is 63 km. The road distance is 71 km.

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It takes approximately 57 min to get from Aachen to Cologne, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Köln ZOB. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 7 min.

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What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Cologne, Germany?

Bahn DE operates a train from Aachen to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $27 and the journey takes 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Aachen to Cologne once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln-Ehrenfeld
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
DB Regio NRW - RB33
Website
avv.de
Train from Aachen, Aachen, Hbf to Ehrenfeld, Köln-Ehrenfeld
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avv.de
Train from Aachen, Aachen, Hbf to Köln, Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Aachen Hauptbahnhof to Köln ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Aachen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Aachen to Cologne
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Taxi-Mini-Car GmbH
Phone
+49 241/900700
Website
taxi-minicar-aachen.de
Central Car Autovermietung
Phone
+49 241/406487
Website
central-car.de
Alfa Funkzentrale GmbH
Phone
+49 241/22222
Website
alfataxi.de

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