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There are 7 ways to get from Aachen to Paris 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  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Paris Nord Thalys

€100 - €210

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Aachen station west to Paris N1153

€23 - €29

5 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the rideshare from Aachen to Paris 418.9 km

€27 - €31

Drive  •  3h 57m

  1. Drive from Aachen to Paris Gallieni 413.3 km

€45 - €70

Train to Brussels, fly  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

€111 - €284

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Aachen, West Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG

€96 - €237

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paris CDG (CDG) FRA - CDG

€102 - €223

Aachen to Paris by train

The train journey time between Aachen and Paris is around 2h 42m and covers a distance of around 458 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 42m. Operated by Thalys, the Aachen to Paris train service departs from Aachen Hbf and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 22 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 42m
Fastest train time:
2h 42m
Train distance:
458 km
Trains per week:
22
Cheapest price:
€100
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:23
Last train departs at:
19:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aachen to Paris train schedules

Germany → France
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International entry into France from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into France from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Considerations leaving from Germany

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from France.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Paris is to bus which costs €23 - €29 and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Paris is to train which costs €100 - €210 and takes 2h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aachen station west station and arriving at Paris. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 42m.

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The distance between Aachen and Paris is 342 km. The road distance is 413.3 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs €100 - €210.

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The train from Aachen Hbf to Paris Nord takes 2h 42m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Aachen to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen station west.

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Aachen to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Aachen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Paris is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs €100 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €29 and takes 7h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Aachen to Paris.
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  • Distance: 342.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Paris, France?

Thalys operates a train from Aachen Hbf to Paris Nord 4 times a day. Tickets cost €100 - €210 and the journey takes 2h 42m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen station west to Paris 3 times a week. Tickets cost €23 - €29 and the journey takes 7h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €120
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €210
Website
Thalys
Standard
€100 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€150 - €210
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 Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Aachen, West Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
National Express Rail
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Aachen station west to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Aachen to Paris
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €31
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Aachen to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Aachen to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Paris is 413 km. It takes approximately 3h 57m to drive from Aachen to Paris.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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