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There are 7 ways to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train via Köln Hbf  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf Re 1 / ...

€4 - €33

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Train  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Aachen-Rothe Erde 33383 / ...

€13 - €20

Train via Düren, Bf  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Dueren 32319 / ...
  2. Take the train from Düren, Bf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf Re 1 / ...

€10 - €21

Bus  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne South to Aachen Hüls N1153

€7 - €9

Line 152 bus, train  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the line 152 bus from Köln Porz Markt to Köln Bf Mülheim 152 / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln-Muelheim to Aachen-Rothe Erde Re / ...

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde 82.8 km

€8 - €13

Towncar  •  46 min

  1. Take a town car from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen-Rothe Erde 82.8 km

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde by train

The train journey time between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) and Aachen-Rothe Erde is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 83 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 8m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde train service departs from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen and arrives in Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf. Typically 262 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 16m
Fastest train time:
1h 8m
Trains per week:
262
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:38
Last train departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde train schedules

Trains departing Thursday, June 24, 2021

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) → Aachen-Rothe Erde
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aachen-Rothe Erde is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Aachen-Rothe Erde is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Aachen-Rothe Erde is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde is to bus, which costs €7 - €9 and takes 1h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde is to drive which costs €8 - €13 and takes 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde. However, there are services departing from Cologne South and arriving at Aachen, Hohenzollernplatz via Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen and arriving at Aachen-Rothe Erde. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 17m.

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The distance between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) and Aachen-Rothe Erde is 72 km. The road distance is 82.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde without a car is to train via Köln Hbf which takes 1h 2m and costs €4 - €35.

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It takes approximately 1h 2m to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde, including transfers.

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Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne South station.

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Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde is to train via Köln Hbf which takes 1h 2m and costs €4 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €7 - €9 and takes 1h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde.
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  • Distance: 71.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 2m

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

You can take a train from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde via Köln Hbf in around 1h 2m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne South to Aachen Hüls 3 times a week. Tickets cost €7 - €9 and the journey takes 1h.

Train operators
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 Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Dueren
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dueren to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
Phone
+49-261-98887070
Email
service@trans-regio.de
Website
mittelrheinbahn.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH
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 Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Dueren to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln-Muelheim to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Düren, Bf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Köln-Mülheim to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Düren to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln-Mülheim to Aachen-Rothe Erde
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Cologne South to Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KVB Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen-Rothe Erde

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

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Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde train services, operated by ABELLIO Rail, arrive at Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde is 83 km. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Aachen-Rothe Erde.

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