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There are 11 ways to get from Zwickau to Aachen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf S5x / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt 50 / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Aachen Hbf Ice / ...

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Bus  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Nuremberg central bus station 321 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Aachen station west N84 / ...

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Train  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf S5x / ...
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re / ...

Train #2  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf S5x / ...
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe Re
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Wattenscheid Re
  4. Take the train from Wattenscheid to Aachen Hbf Re / ...

Drive  •  4h 54m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Aachen 556.9 km

Train to Leipzig, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LEJ - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, West Bf

Train to Dresden, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) DRS - CGN
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf

Train to Dresden, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) DRS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, West Bf

Train to Leipzig, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Frankfurt (FRA) LEJ - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Aachen Hbf

Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Cologne Bonn  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  3. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Dusseldorf  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NUE - DUS
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, West Bf

Zwickau to Aachen by train

The train journey time between Zwickau and Aachen is around 8h 5m and covers a distance of around 705 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 59m. The fastest train normally takes 7h 12m. Operated by DB Regio AG Südost, Deutsche Bahn Regional, DB Fernverkehr AG and others, the Zwickau to Aachen train service departs from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Aachen Hbf. Typically 43 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 5m
Layover time:
1h 59m
Total time:
8h 5m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 12m
Train distance:
705 km
Trains per week:
43
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:50
Last train departs at:
21:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zwickau to Aachen train schedules

Zwickau → Aachen
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aachen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Aachen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Aachen is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Aachen is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 11h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Zwickau to Aachen is to drive. Taking this option will cost €60 - €90 and takes 4h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau station to Aachen station. However, there are services departing from Zwickau central train station and arriving at Aachen station west via Nuremberg central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Aachen. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Aachen Hbf via Leipzig Hbf and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 29m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Aachen is 450 km. The road distance is 556.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Aachen without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 7h 29m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 29m to get from Zwickau to Aachen, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Aachen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zwickau central train station.

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Zwickau to Aachen train services, operated by DB Regio AG Südost, depart from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Aachen is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 7h 29m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 11h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Aachen.
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  • Distance: 450.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 29m

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

You can take a train from Zwickau to Aachen via Leipzig Hbf, Frankfurt, and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 7h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zwickau to Aachen via Nuremberg central bus station in around 11h 15m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from Dresden to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €290
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €380
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Train operators
DB Regio AG Südost
Phone
01806 996633
Email
regio.suedost@deutschebahn.com
Website
bahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Südost
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Wattenscheid
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Wattenscheid to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Wattenscheid to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Kassel Bahnhof Wilhelmshöhe to Bochum Wattenscheid Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Bochum Wattenscheid Bf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Bahn DE
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, West Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
National Express Rail
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
vogtlandbahn - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Zwickau central train station to Nuremberg central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Aachen station west
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Nürnberg Hbf to Aachen, Bendplatz
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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