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There are 8 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

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Paris Nord

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Bendplatz to Paris

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Train via Brussels

  1. Take the train from Aachen, Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Aachen to Paris

Drive

  1. Drive from Aachen to Paris Gallieni

Train to Dusseldorf, fly

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

Train to Brussels, fly

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

Train to Frankfurt, fly

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

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Paris is to bus which costs €23 - €29 and takes 8h 5m.

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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, Bendplatz and arriving at Paris. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 5m.

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

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Aachen to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Aachen, Bendplatz 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 €23 - €29 and takes 8h 5m.

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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 5 times a day. Tickets cost €100 - €210 and the journey takes 2h 42m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Aachen, Bendplatz to Paris twice daily. Tickets cost €23 - €29 and the journey takes 8h 5m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Frankfurt to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €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
5 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €210
Website
Thalys
Standard
€100 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€150 - €210
Train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
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 Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Aachen West to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
National Express Rail
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Aachen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €30
1st Class
€30 - €50
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, Bendplatz to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
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 Dusseldorf Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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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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KLM, Lufthansa and Air France offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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Book your Aachen to Paris bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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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