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There are 11 ways to get from Munich to Aachen by train, taxi, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 45 min

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

$135 - $206

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Rideshare  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Aachen 393.5 miles

$39

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Train, taxi  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  2. Take a taxi from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Aachen

$290 - $384

Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe N952 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße N93

$39 - $100

Bus, train  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from München ZOB to Cologne Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf Re1 / ...

$81 - $135

Drive  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Aachen 394 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Munich to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) MUC - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$97 - $288

Fly Munich to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$94 - $238

Fly Munich to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$141 - $330

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NUE - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$111 - $329

Fly Munich to Dortmund, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Dortmund (DTM) MUC - DTM
  2. Take the train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  3. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$110 - $310

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Aachen is to rideshare which costs 34€ and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Aachen is to fly and train which costs 80€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich station to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Munich, Munich central bus station and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße via Karlsruhe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Aachen. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Aachen Hbf via Köln, Dom / Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Munich and Aachen is 493 km. The road distance is 630.4 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Munich to Aachen, including transfers.

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Munich to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Munich to Aachen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Aachen is to train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 90€ and takes 10 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 308.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

You can take a train from Munich to Aachen via Köln Hbf and Köln, Dom / Hbf in around 5 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Aachen via Karlsruhe in around 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Munich to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Munich to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
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 München Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
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 München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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 Köln, Dom / Hbf to Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf
Ave. Duration
47 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
39 min
Frequency
5 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 6 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München Zob to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München ZOB to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Aachen
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$39
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Aachen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Taxi Cologne
Phone
+49 151 51082191
Website
taxicologne.de
Taxi Call Cologne
Phone
+49 221/2882
Website
taxiruf.de
Cologne Taxi
Phone
+49 221/88884455
Website
cologne-taxi.com

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Munich to Aachen train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Aachen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Aachen is 630 km. It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to drive from Munich to Aachen.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport.

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

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There are 760+ hotels available in Aachen. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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

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