London is great for many reasons, but one of the greatest reasons is that it’s home to a Eurostar terminal. We have a bit of a thing for trains here, so if you’re in London take full advantage of these sleek, modern trains and take a journey right from London’s city centre to and into Germany. With a journey time of just three and a half hours, Eurostar (with Business Premier options giving you lounge access for some real VIP vibes) will get you to Europe in no time. Once you’re across the channel, you can change on to a Deutsche Bahn, SNCF or Thalys train to complete your journey.
The spa city of Aachen is your destination, and if you want to take full advantage of that, then head right for one of the natural hot spring baths dotted around the city, an especially tempting offer in the winter, although you’ll have to pull yourself away from the famous Christmas markets first. Aachen Cathedral is a city icon and a true marvel of architectural design. If you want to make this trip into something of a world tour, head to Three-Country Point which, and the name suggests, lets you visit three countries (Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands) in about as many steps! Head to Germany in true style, read more about this fabulous route below!
|Journey time||From 3h 32m|
|Distance||272 miles (438 km)|
|Frequency||7 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Aachen Hbf|
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from London to Aachen Hbf by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between London and Aachen Hbf is 12 hours and 49 minutes, with around 7 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Aachen Hbf is 3 hours and 32 minutes.
Train tickets from London to Aachen Hbf can start from as little as $97.54 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Aachen Hbf. Travelling from London to Aachen Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London to Aachen Hbf leaves at 11:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Aachen Hbf leaves at 20:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from London to Aachen Hbf cover a distance of around 272 miles (438 km) during the journey.