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There are 6 ways to get from Mannheim to Aachen by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...

$73 - $119

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Rideshare  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Mannheim to Aachen 179.8 miles

$14 - $24

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Train, bus  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Aachen Hauptbahnhof

$62 - $94

Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport E01 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 328 / ...

$28 - $36

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Aachen 180.1 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4h 41m

  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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$121 - $327

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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 60€ - 110€ and takes 2h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mannheim to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße via Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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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 37m.

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The distance between Mannheim and Aachen is 222 km. The road distance is 288.1 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 2h 37m and costs 60€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 2h 37m 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, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Aachen is to train which takes 2h 37m and costs 60€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 138.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 37m

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 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Aachen via Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport in around 6h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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 Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Manheim to Frankfurt Flughafen T1
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arriva.cz
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Mannheim to Aachen
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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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 Bahn DE, arrive at Aachen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Aachen is 288 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m 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 bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 761+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at $63 USD 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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