There are 7 ways to get from Mannheim to Aachen by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re9 / ...

43€ - 161€

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Rideshare  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Mannheim to Aachen 287.4 km

12€ - 21€

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Train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)  •  3h 3m

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

58€ - 94€

Bus via Koblenz  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Coblenz 027
  2. Take the bus from Coblenz to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße N1310 / ...

20€ - 25€

Bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim to Aachen 524 / ...

22€ - 35€

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Aachen 287.9 km

30€ - 50€

Train, fly  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen West

89€ - 329€

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The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Aachen is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 3h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Aachen is to train which costs 40€ - 170€ and takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mannheim and arriving at Aachen. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Mannheim to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Aachen Hbf via Köln Dom / Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Mannheim and Aachen is 222 km. The road distance is 287.9 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs 40€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Mannheim to Aachen, including transfers.

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Mannheim to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB station.

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Mannheim to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 222.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

You can take a train from Mannheim to Aachen via Köln Dom / Hbf in around 2h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Aachen via Coblenz in around 4h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Train operators
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 Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen West
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Aachen, Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
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 Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Coblenz
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Coblenz to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Mannheim to Aachen
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Mannheim to Aachen
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Aachen is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs 40€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus via Koblenz, which costs 20€ - 25€ and takes 4h 25m.

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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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Mannheim to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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Mannheim to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Aachen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Aachen is 288 km. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Mannheim to Aachen.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Mannheim to Aachen train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Mannheim to Aachen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 852+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Mannheim and Aachen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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