There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...

$60 - $101

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Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 328 / ...

$20 - $27

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Bus Eurolines DE  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Aachen Hauptbahnhof

$51 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen 155.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$101 - $303

Fly to Brussels, train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station

$106 - $319

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Aachen Hbf via Köln, Dom / Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Aachen is 194 km. The road distance is 248.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen is to train which takes 2 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 121.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Aachen, Germany?

You can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen via Köln Hbf and Köln, Dom / Hbf in around 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen 5 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Aachen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen is 248 km. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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