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Recommended option

Train DB Regio NRW - RB33  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Köln Hbf to Aachen, Aachen, Hbf Re1 / ...

$21 - $45

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Aachen 44.5 miles

$1 - $8

5 alternative options

Train Bahn DE  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...

$23 - $32

Bus  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln ZOB to Aachen Hauptbahnhof

$35 - $55

Night train  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the night train from Köln, Köln Hansaring to Aachen, Aachen, Hbf S13

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cologne to Aachen 44.4 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Aachen 44.4 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Aachen is 63 km. The road distance is 71 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Aachen is to rideshare which costs 1€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 6 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Aachen is to taxi which takes 44 min and costs 140€ - 170€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln, Köln Hbf and arriving at Aachen, Aachen, Hbf. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln ZOB and arriving at Aachen Hauptbahnhof. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

The train from Köln, Köln Hbf to Aachen, Aachen, Hbf takes 52 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Aachen, Germany?

DB Regio NRW - RB33 operates a train from Cologne to Aachen hourly, and the journey takes 52 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Aachen once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
DB Regio NRW - RB33
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Köln Hbf to Aachen, Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
avv.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln-Ehrenfeld to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Ehrenfeld Bf Ehrenfeld to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Night train from Köln, Köln Hansaring to Aachen, Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln ZOB to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Aachen
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Cologne to Aachen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Taxi Cologne
Phone
+49 151 51082191
Website
taxicologne.de
Taxi Call Cologne
Phone
+49 221/2882
Website
taxiruf.de
Cologne Taxi
Phone
+49 221/88884455
Website
cologne-taxi.com

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