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Cologne to Aachen by bus

The journey from Cologne to Aachen by bus is 39.36 mi and takes 1 hr 20 min. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:05 AM and the last at 11:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Aachen by bus for as little as $5.30 or as much as $49.24. The best price for this journey is $5.30.

Lowest Price$5.30
Journey Duration1 hr 20 min
Connection per Day9
Lowest Price$5.30
Highest Price$49.24
First Departure3:05 AM
Last Departure11:50 PM
Distance39.36 mi
CarriersBlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus

Cologne to Aachen Bus Times

Departure date
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

Traveling from Cologne to Aachen with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Cologne to Aachen. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much will I pay for bus tickets from Cologne to Aachen?

On average, a bus ticket from Cologne to Aachen will cost you $9.98. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $5.30. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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When you're traveling from Cologne to Aachen, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $9.98. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How much time will it take to go from Cologne to Aachen by bus?

The distance between Cologne to Aachen is approximately 39.36 mi. In general, it will take you about 1 hr 20 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Cologne to Aachen faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Cologne and Aachen will complete the journey in 1 hr 0 min.On average, it will take you about 1 hr 20 min to travel the 39.36 mi between Cologne and Aachen.

How many daily journeys are there from Cologne to Aachen?

On average, there are 9 daily departures from Cologne to Aachen. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 9 departures from Cologne which travel directly to Aachen. There are 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Aachen. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Aachen, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

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Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Aachen.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $6.18 to $11.92 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 48% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Aachen

The cheapest Cologne - Aachen bus tickets can be found for as low as $6.54 if you’re lucky, or $8.51 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $10.63.

Find the best day to travel to Aachen by bus

When travelling to Aachen by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus and Thalys from Cologne to Aachen
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Cologne to Aachen CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Aachen?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Aachen is $9.98. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $5.30.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Aachen?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Aachen is $5.30. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Aachen by bus?
Cologne to Aachen is 39.36 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Aachen take?
Cologne to Aachen is on average 1 hr 20 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 0 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Aachen?
The bus journey from Cologne to Aachen is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus and Thalys.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Aachen?
Cologne to Aachen has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Aachen leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Aachen departs at 3:05 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Aachen depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Aachen departs at 11:50 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Aachen in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $5.30 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Cologne to Aachen?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Cologne to go to Aachen. You can go from Köln Messe/Deutz, Köln Flughafen, Köln Hbf (Breslauer Platz) and Cologne Mülheim and you can arrive at Aachen Hüls, Aachen-Rothe Erde, Aachen Hbf and Aachen West.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Aachen?
There are on average 9 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Aachen.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Aachen by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Aachen is 1 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Aachen?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Aachen.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Aachen by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Aachen creates 4.75kg of CO2 emissions.

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