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Nuremberg-Aachen Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 26 daily trains from Nuremberg to Aachen. Traveling by train from Nuremberg to Aachen usually takes around 5 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 4 hours and 16 minutes.

Distance239 mi (385 km)
Fastest train4h 16m
Lowest price$45.52
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Nuremberg to Aachen?

There are 3 train lines with service from Nuremberg, Bavaria to Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 18 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express65h 16m$109.07
Deutsche Bahn185h 36m$116.30
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company86h 12m$118.31

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Nuremberg to Aachen during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Nuremberg to Aachen?

The distance between Nuremberg and Aachen is approximately 239 miles, or 385 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 16 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Nuremberg to Aachen are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Nuremberg at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Nuremberg to Aachen?

There are 26 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Aachen to Nuremberg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Nuremberg to Aachen for $25.99.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Nuremberg?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Nuremberg.

Where is the train station in Aachen?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Aachen than most cities. Most trains from Nuremberg will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Aachen:

Train stations in Aachen:

  • Aachen West

  • Aachen Schanz

  • Aachen-Rothe Erde

  • Eilendorf

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