Thinking about taking the train from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 1 hour 17 minutes to travel the 46 miles (73 km) from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 6 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 52 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either Thalys, ICE or DB. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
Train tickets from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf start from €17.90 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
Keen to book your train tickets to Aachen Hbf? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.
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.
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.
Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.
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 Cologne Bonn Airport 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 Cologne Bonn Airport and Aachen Hbf is 1 hour and 17 minutes, with around 52 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 Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf is 1 hour and 6 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf can start from as little as €17.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf leaves at 00:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf leaves at 23:54. 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 Cologne Bonn Airport to Aachen Hbf cover a distance of around 46 miles (73 km) during the journey.