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

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Train  •  2 h 37 min

  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  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Mannheim to Aachen 179.8 miles

$14 - $24

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Train via Siegburg/Bonn  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Siegburg Bf to Aachen Hbf Re9

$75 - $98

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N177 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße 328 / ...

$17 - $30

Train, bus  •  5 h 46 min

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

$62 - $94

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Aachen 180.1 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  4 h 42 min

  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

Questions & Answers

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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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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 2 h 37 min.

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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 2 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min 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 2 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 55 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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Mannheim to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße station.

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

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

You can take a train from Mannheim to Aachen via Köln Hbf and Köln, Dom / Hbf in around 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Aachen via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
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
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Mannheim Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
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
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg Bf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $31
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 - $70
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
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
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
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
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.

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

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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 2 h 39 min 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 747+ 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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