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Cologne to Aachen by train

The journey from Cologne to Aachen by train is 39.36 mi and takes 0 hr 57 min. There are 60 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:02 AM and the last at 11:53 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Aachen by train for as little as $2.82 or as much as $4.10. The best price for this journey is $2.82.

Lowest Price$2.82
Journey Duration0 hr 57 min
Connection per Day60
Lowest Price$2.82
Highest Price$4.10
First Departure12:02 AM
Last Departure11:53 PM
Distance39.36 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalAachen
CarriersDB - Regional Express, FlixTrainMore

Cologne to Aachen Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024

Traveling from Cologne to Aachen with Virail

Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Cologne to Aachen. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much do train tickets from Cologne to Aachen cost?

On average, a train ticket from Cologne to Aachen will cost you $3.33. 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 $2.82. 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 train 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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On average, a train ticket from Cologne to Aachen will cost you $3.33. 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 train 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.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Aachen by train?

Traveling from Cologne to Aachen by train will usually take 0 hr 57 min. This journey covers a distance of 39.36 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 0 hr 57 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Cologne and Aachen is around 39.36 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 0 hr 57 min. However, the fastest routes between Cologne and Aachen take 0 hr 35 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

Which stations are used when traveling from Cologne to Aachen?

You will be able to leave Cologne by using stations such as Köln, Hbf,Köln-Mülheim ,Cologne Bonn Airport,Koeln Messe/deutz. These connect you to stations including Aachen Wilmersdorfer Strasse,Theater, Aachen,Turmstraße, Aachen,Aachen Rothe Erde in Aachen. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Cologne or in Aachen, for your convenience while traveling.

How many daily journeys are there from Cologne to Aachen?

The route from Cologne to Aachen is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Cologne 60 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Cologne to Aachen, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 26 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 34 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. 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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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Aachen
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Aachen.

Book in advance and save

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.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

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.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1.03 to $22.99 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 96% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cologne to Aachen

The cheapest Cologne - Aachen train tickets can be found for as low as $6.96 if you’re lucky, or $12.87 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $20.38.

Find the best day to travel to Aachen by train

When travelling to Aachen by train, 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

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

The ÖBB Nightjet, operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), offers overnight train travel between major European cities, providing a convenient and comfortable way to journey through the night. The Nightjet trains are equipped with sleeping cabins, couchettes, and seats, offering passengers a comfortable and convenient way to travel long distances while they sleep. The service runs throughout Austria and extends to neighboring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Czech Republic.

Regional Express (Rex) is an Australian airline that operates scheduled regional flights to over 60 destinations across Australia. The airline was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales. Rex operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including Saab 340 turboprops and Boeing 737-800NG jets. The airline's main focus is on providing affordable air travel to regional communities, with a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and customer service. Rex also offers a frequent flyer program, Rex Business Flyer, and has partnerships with other airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Aachen

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain and Nightjet when traveling from Cologne to Aachen.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Seated carriage

These tickets are ideal for shorter journeys during the day, featuring comfortable seats in air-conditioned carriages.
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Sleeper cabin

These are the most comfortable Nightjet tickets, featuring single, double, or triple compartments with beds, blankets, and pillows for a good night's sleep.
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Couchette

These tickets provide a more affordable option for overnight travel, with bunk beds in shared compartments that can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
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Wifi service is currently unavailable on Nighthet.
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Private compartments are available on ÖBB Nightjets. In couchette cars, 1-6 persons (1-3 adults; max. 5 children up to the age of 14) can travel at a low fixed rate. Moreover, for everyone's comfort, there's a quiet time enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Main lights in sleeper and couchette sections should be off during this period.
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Apart from standard outlets, the new Nightjet offers USB charging and inductive charging stations.
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When travelling on an ÖBB Nightjet train, you're allowed to check only one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Ensure your luggage is stored in a manner that doesn't inconvenience or obstruct others. Remember the guidelines for luggage storage: Easily stowable items should go in the overhead racks, while bulkier luggage should be placed under the seat or in designated luggage racks. Always keep passageways, doors, and escape routes clear for everyone's safety.
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Certain routes offer coaches with wheelchair-friendly compartments and nearby restrooms, accommodating a passenger with a wheelchair and a companion.
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Day coach travelers can buy snacks and drinks from onboard staff. Couchette ticket holders get mineral water and a Viennese breakfast. Sleeper cabin passengers enjoy a welcome drink, evening snack, mineral water, and a customized breakfast. Specific dietary requests for Nightjet meals should be emailed at least 72 hours before departure.
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Every compartment in sleeper, couchette, and seating carriages has individual air conditioning controls.
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On Nightjets connecting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, bikes are welcome with a specific ticket and reservation. ÖBB Nightjet also allows items like pushchairs and musical instruments. Use the ÖBB service to transport bikes within Austria. Folding bikes are free if they're within 110 cm x 80 cm x 40 cm. Ensure e-bike batteries are charged, and note bikes can't be on buses during rail interruptions.
Services on board DB - Regional Express, FlixTrain and National Express from Cologne to Aachen
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Aachen by train.
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Cologne to Aachen CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
4.43kg
Bus
4.75kg
Flight
12.67kg
Car
10.14kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cologne to Aachen by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cologne and Aachen are 4.43kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cologne and Aachen? By taking the train between Cologne and Aachen you will save 8.24kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.32kg compared to a bus and 5.71kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Aachen?
A train ticket from Cologne to Aachen is $3.33. 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 $2.82.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Cologne to Aachen?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Aachen is $2.82. 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 train?
Cologne to Aachen is 39.36 mi.
How long does the train between Cologne and Aachen take?
Cologne to Aachen is on average 0 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 35 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Aachen?
The train journey from Cologne to Aachen is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: DB - Regional Express, FlixTrain, National Express, Nightjet and DB - Regionalbahn.
How many train connections per day go from Cologne to Aachen?
Cologne to Aachen has 60 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cologne to Aachen leave?
The earliest train from Cologne to Aachen departs at 12:02 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 train from Cologne to Aachen depart?
The latest train from Cologne to Aachen departs at 11:53 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 train ticket we have found is $2.82 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.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Aachen?
There are on average 26 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Aachen.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Aachen by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cologne and Aachen is 0 hr 35 min.
Is there a direct train from Cologne to Aachen?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cologne and Aachen.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Aachen by train?
The train journey from Cologne to Aachen creates 4.43kg of CO2 emissions.

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