There are 7 ways to get from Reims 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 Thalys  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Reims to Paris Est Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Aachen Central Station

$154 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Reims, Rue du Général Estienne to Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Aachen, Aachen Hüls 211

$24 - $37

5 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station Ice

$122 - $152

Train #2  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Reims to Sedan Tgv
  2. Take the train from Libramont to Liege-Guillemins P
  3. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Eupen Ic

$46 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Reims to Aachen 184.6 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly to Brussels  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station

$155 - $398

Train, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf

$101 - $288

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reims to Aachen is to bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reims to Aachen is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reims to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Reims, Rue du Général Estienne and arriving at Aachen, Aachen Hüls via Saarbrücken. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Reims to Aachen station. However, there are services departing from Reims and arriving at Aachen Central Station via Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Reims and Aachen is 224 km. The road distance is 295.4 km.

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The best way to get from Reims to Aachen without a car is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs 130€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Reims to Aachen, including transfers.

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Reims to Aachen bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Reims, Rue du Général Estienne station.

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Reims to Aachen train services, operated by TGV, depart from Reims station.

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The best way to get from Reims to Aachen is to train which takes 4 h 31 min and costs 130€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Reims to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 140.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Reims, France and Aachen, Germany?

You can take a train from Reims to Aachen via Paris Est and Paris-Nord in around 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reims to Aachen via Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse and Saarbrücken in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Reims to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Champagne-Ardenne to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Reims to Sedan
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $49
Train from Champagne-Ardenne to Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $170
1st Class
$170 - $240
Train from Düsseldorf to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
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 Brussels Midi-Zuid to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Reims to Sedan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Libramont to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Eupen
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Bahn DE
Website
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
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Reims, Rue du Général Estienne to Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saarbrücken to Aachen, Aachen Hüls
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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