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There are 10 ways to get from Aachen to Erice by train, plane, bus, ferry, car or car ferry

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Palermo, bus

  1. Take the train from Aachen, Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Palermo (PMO)
  3. Take the bus from Palermo Airport to Trapani Via Marsala

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Train to Brussels, fly to Palermo, bus

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Palermo (PMO)
  3. Take the bus from Palermo Airport to Trapani Via Marsala

Train, bus to Charleroi, fly to Palermo, bus

  1. Take the train from Aachen, Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  3. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Palermo (PMO)
  4. Take the bus from Palermo Airport to Trapani Via Marsala

Train, bus to Charleroi, fly to Trapani

  1. Take the train from Aachen, Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
  2. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  3. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Trapani (TPS)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lugano
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
  5. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Trapani Imbarco Aliscafo Liberty Lines

Train, bus via Mannheim

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
  6. Take the bus from Palermo - p.zza Cairoli to Valderice

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Nice-Ville
  4. Take the ferry from Nice to Trapani

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Aachen to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo
  3. Drive from Palermo to Erice

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Aachen station west to Cologne South
  2. Take the bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Milan
  3. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Trapani Imbarco Aliscafo Liberty Lines

Train, bus #2

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Leverkusen Mitte
  2. Take the bus from Leverkusen to Karlsruhe central train station
  3. Take the bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
  4. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus Station to Trapani Imbarco Aliscafo Liberty Lines

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Erice is to train and fly and bus which costs €65 - €230 and takes 7h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Erice is to train and fly and bus which costs €65 - €230 and takes 7h 32m.

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The distance between Aachen and Erice is 1506 km.

The best way to get from Aachen to Erice without a car is to train and bus which takes 29h 11m and costs €210 - €390.

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It takes approximately 7h 32m to get from Aachen to Erice, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Eurowings, Lufthansa and Ryanair offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 359+ hotels available in Erice. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Erice.
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  • Distance: 1506.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 32m

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Erice, Italy?

You can take a bus from Aachen to Erice via Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina, Milan Lampugnano, and Trapani Imbarco Aliscafo Liberty Lines in around 39h 1m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Brussels to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€24 - €250
Flights from Brussels to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €250
Flights from Charleroi to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €190
Flights from Charleroi to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €190
Flights from Charleroi to Palermo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Charleroi to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €190
Flights from Charleroi to Trapani
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from Brussels to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Flights from Brussels to Palermo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €490
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
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
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Leverkusen Mitte
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
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
Train from Aachen Hbf to Leverkusen Mitte
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
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
Train from Aachen Hbf to Leverkusen Mitte
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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
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
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
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
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Aachen Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€12 - €18
Train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €30
1st Class
€30 - €50
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lugano
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Strasbourg to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
9h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€140 - €210
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€140 - €170
1st Class
€170 - €210
Bus operators
Segesta Autolinee S.p.A.
Phone
06 164 160, +39091342525
Email
info@segesta.it
Website
segesta.it
Bus from Palermo Airport to Trapani Via Marsala
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€10
Website
Segesta Autolinee S.p.A.
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Trapani Imbarco Aliscafo Liberty Lines
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Trapani Imbarco Aliscafo Liberty Lines
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus Station to Trapani Imbarco Aliscafo Liberty Lines
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Autoservizi Russo
Phone
0924 31364
Website
russoautoservizi.it
Bus from Palermo - p.zza Cairoli to Valderice
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
russoautoservizi.it
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 South
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leverkusen to Karlsruhe central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe central train station to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
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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Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Nice to Trapani
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€70 - €180
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
€70 - €90
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
€130 - €180
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Livorno to Palermo
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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