There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train via Köln, Dom / Hbf  •  1 h 59 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 / ...

$61 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 268 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne to Aachen Ouibus / ...

$16 - $25

6 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn Ice
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Aachen Hbf Re / ...

$61 - $90

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Aachen, Aachen West 128 / ...

$20 - $26

Bus Eurolines DE  •  5 h 12 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  •  2 h 53 min

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

$97 - $277

Fly to Brussels, train  •  3 h 18 min

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

$106 - $319

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen is to bus which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen is to train which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 1 h 59 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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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Aachen, Aachen West. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 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 1 h 59 min.

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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 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Aachen via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport and Cologne in around 3 h 23 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
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg Bf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $32
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
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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Aachen, Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Aachen, Aachen West
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to Aachen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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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