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How to travel from Mannheim to Aachen by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Mannheim to Aachen? Look no further.

You'll usually find 19 trains per day running between Mannheim and Aachen, which usually take 2 hours 58 minutes to complete the 223 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 31 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Aachen from Mannheim, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with Thalys, ICE or DB, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Mannheim to Aachen if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $14.69. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Mannheim to Aachen by train

It takes an average of 2h 58m to travel from Mannheim to Aachen by train, over a distance of around 139 miles (223 km). There are normally 19 trains per day traveling from Mannheim to Aachen and tickets for this journey start from $14.69 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

2h 31m


223 miles (139 km)


19 trains per day


1 change


From $14.69

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, Thalys

Mannheim to Aachen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Mannheim to Aachen for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:36 10:07 2h 31m, 1 change
08:36 11:07 2h 31m, 1 change
09:36 12:07 2h 31m, 1 change
10:36 13:07 2h 31m, 1 change
11:36 14:07 2h 31m, 1 change
12:36 15:07 2h 31m, 1 change
13:36 16:07 2h 31m, 1 change
14:36 17:07 2h 31m, 1 change
15:36 18:07 2h 31m, 1 change
16:36 19:07 2h 31m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Mannheim to Aachen

You can travel from Mannheim to Aachen on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Mannheim to Aachen

The price of train tickets from Mannheim to Aachen starts at $14.69 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Mannheim to Aachen by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Mannheim to Aachen

Want to know more about your journey from Mannheim to Aachen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Mannheim to Aachen take?

The average journey time by train between Mannheim and Aachen is 2 hours and 58 minutes, with around 19 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Mannheim and Aachen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Mannheim to Aachen is 2 hours and 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Mannheim to Aachen cost?

Train tickets from Mannheim to Aachen can start from as little as $14.69 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.

Is there a direct train from Mannheim to Aachen?

No, there are no direct train services from Mannheim to Aachen. Travelling from Mannheim to Aachen by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Mannheim to Aachen leave?

The first train from Mannheim to Aachen leaves at 01:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Mannheim to Aachen leave?

The last train from Mannheim to Aachen leaves at 22:47. 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.

What's the distance between Mannheim and Aachen by train?

Trains travelling from Mannheim to Aachen cover a distance of around 139 miles (223 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Aachen to Mannheim.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Mannheim to Aachen for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/24/2023 for travel on 01/24/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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