Travel information

Arriving by airplane

The closest airports are Düsseldorf Airport or Cologne Bonn Airport. We recommend Düsseldorf Airport due to better flight and train connections.

Train directions

There is a direct connection between Düsseldorf Airport and Aachen Hauptbahnhof. The Regional-Express 1 (RE1) travels between 05:32 and 23:32 on a hourly basis. Please note, that the railway station in Düsseldorf is “Düsseldorf Flughafen” and not “Düsseldorf Airport terminal train station”. A SkyTrain connects the Airport with the train station. The train from Düsseldorf Airport to Aachen Hauptbahnhof takes 1:35h.

A single ticket, the “NRW-fare”, is 21,90€. If you travel in a group up to 5 people, you can buy a “SchönerTagTicket NRW” for 44€. Additional information on connections and ticketing can be found here.

Getting around in Aachen

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