If you want to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen by train, you've come to the right place.
You can expect the journey from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen by train to take around 2 hours 29 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 1 hour 48 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 50 trains per day running on this route, which spans 123 miles (197 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Aachen. Both ICE and DB trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.
Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen start from €17.90 when you book in advance.
If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!
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.
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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Aachen is 2 hours and 29 minutes, with around 50 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen is 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen leaves at 04:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen leaves at 23:24. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Aachen cover a distance of around 123 miles (197 km) during the journey.