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There are 7 ways to get from Aachen to Paris by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 42m

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

100€ - 210€

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Paris, Paris 820

22€ - 60€

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Rideshare  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the rideshare from Aachen to Paris 419.1 km

27€ - 31€

Drive  •  3h 55m

  1. Drive from Aachen to Paris Gallieni 413.6 km

45€ - 75€

Train to Brussels, fly  •  4h 11m

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

134€ - 373€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 37m

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

86€ - 390€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 36m

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

112€ - 324€

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Paris is to rideshare which costs 27€ - 31€ and takes 5h 4m.

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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, Aachen Henricistraße and arriving at Paris, Paris. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aachen Hbf and arriving at Paris Nord. Services depart three 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 413.6 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 three times a day.

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

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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 22€ - 60€ and takes 7h 15m.

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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 3 times a day. Tickets cost 100€ - 210€ and the journey takes 2h 42m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Paris, Paris twice daily. Tickets cost 22€ - 28€ and the journey takes 7h 15m. Eurolines DE also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 310€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 450€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 340€
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 3500€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
3 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
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen West to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 28€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
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, 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 414 km. It takes approximately 3h 55m 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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Book your Aachen to Paris train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Aachen to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 6572+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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