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There are 5 ways to get from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Aachen station west to Cologne Airport CGN

Train via Köln Hbf

  1. Take the train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln Hbf

Train

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen

Drive

  1. Drive from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport
Aachen → Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is to bus which costs €7 - €9 and takes 1h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is to drive. Taking this option will cost €10 - €15 and takes 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen station west station and arriving at Cologne Airport CGN. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Koeln/Bonn Flughafen. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 18m.

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The distance between Aachen and Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is 74 km. The road distance is 87.1 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) without a car is to bus which takes 1h 5m and costs €7 - €9.

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The bus from Aachen station west to Cologne Airport CGN takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen station west.

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Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) train services, operated by ABELLIO Rail, depart from Aachen, Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is to bus which takes 1h 5m and costs €7 - €9. Alternatively, you can train via Köln Hbf, which costs €9 - €100 and takes 1h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN).
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  • Distance: 73.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 5m

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen station west to Cologne Airport CGN once daily. Tickets cost €7 - €9 and the journey takes 1h 5m. Alternatively, ABELLIO Rail operates a train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln Hbf hourly, and the journey takes 52 min. Seven other operators also service this route.

Train operators
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Aachen station west to Cologne Airport CGN
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport

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Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cologne Airport CGN station.

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Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) train services, operated by ABELLIO Rail, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) is 87 km. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Aachen to Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN).

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