Travelling by Plane


Airports close to Aachen are the Cologne/Bonn (85 km) and Düsseldorf (90 km) airports. Both airports can be reached within roughly one to 1.5 hours by train or car. Both airports are very well connected by rail. Train rides between Aachen and Frankfurt aiport (254 km) last between two and three hours, depending on the connection.

Brussels Airport (143 km) can be reached by train approx. within between 1.5 and 2 hours. Maastricht Airport (41 km) can be easily reached by car within about 40 minutes.

Airport Düsseldorf International (DUS)

Train rides from Dusseldorf Airport to Aachen take about one and a half to two hours with Deutsche Bahn ; trains run about every hour. The SkyTrain connects the railway station and the terminals (5 min). It is also possible to rent a car at Düsseldorf Airport.

Airport Cologne/Bonn (CGN)

Depending on the connections, the train ride with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Aachen takes about one to one and half hours with a changeover at Cologne Central Station. It is possible to rent a car at Cologne/BonnAirport .

Airport Frankfurt am Main (FRA)

The train ride from Frankfurt to Aachen with Deutsche Bahn takes about two to three hours, depending on the connections, with a changeover at Cologne Central Station. It is possible to rent a car at Frankfurt Airport .

Airports in Belgium and the Netherlands

Airport Maastricht-Aachen (Netherlands)

The airport can be easily reached by bus. The shuttle transfer from Maastricht Airport to the Maastricht bus terminal takes about 20 minutes . The shuttle bus stops across from the passenger terminal. You can take bus line 50 from the Maastricht bus terminal to Aachen (Aken). it is also possible to rent a car at Maastricht-Aachen Airport.

Airport Brussels (Belgium)

The most convenient way to get to Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) from Brussels Airport is by train. You have to change trains either in Brussels North or Midi, depending on your train connection. The train ride takes about two hours. For connections, please see the Belgian Rail website.

Transfer Possibilities from the Airports to Aachen

  • Deutsche Bahn. In Aachen you can order a taxi or use public transportation, see the AVV (de) website.
  • Car Rental – please see above
  • AirportXpress – Shuttle bus between zwischen Aachen Central Station and Maastricht-Aachen Airport
  • Aixclusive Shuttle airport transfer services