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You can pick from 25 daily train trips between Vienna and Aachen. The average train journey from Vienna to Aachen takes 11 hours and 8 minutes, but some Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train trips are as short as 8 hours and 49 minutes.
|494 mi (795 km)
|Most frequent service
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
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Which train should you take from Vienna to Aachen?
There are 3 train lines with service from Vienna to Aachen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 24 trains each day.
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Vienna to Aachen start from €108, and on average cost . Daily there are 24 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Aachen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Aachen trains arrive at Eilendorf and 4 other train stations.
From Vienna to Aachen train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 11 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Aachen faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 49 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 34 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Aachen.
Frequently Asked Questions
The distance between Vienna and Aachen is approximately 494 miles, or 795 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 49 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.
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Vienna to Aachen on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
The earliest train departs Vienna at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 25 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 Vienna.
Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.
For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.
Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.
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Positioned near the Dutch and Belgian borders in the west of Germany, Aachen is a true hidden gem. Once a Roman spa town, this historic city dates back to the 1st-century and later became a favorite residence of the Frankish king, Charlemagne. A royal experience surely awaits you as well on your visit to Aachen.
The most striking building in this city is undoubtedly Aachen Cathedral. This cathedral is the first place in Europe to receive the prestigious status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in part because it is one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe. The cathedral is also the final resting place of Charlemange, though the exact whereabouts of his remains are unknown.
After a day spent walking around the city, visit the Carolus Thermen, or thermal baths, to soak in the hot mineral spring waters once loved by the Romans. Choose between a range of indoor or outdoor pools, saunas, and spa treatments to enjoy what the Romans called "salus per aquam," or "health by water."
Because of its border location, Aachen is easy to reach from Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Frequent international and national trains run through the train stations, while the international airport is served by many major airlines. Bus lines including FlixBus and Sindbad provide affordable ground travel from many destinations. Some of the more popular routes to Aachen depart from Berlin, Amsterdam, and Brussels.
Where is the train station in Vienna?
Main departure station: Wien Hbf
Wien Hauptbahnhof is the central station in Vienna, located in the Favoriten district. The station is a relatively new addition to the city and is thus completely modern. The station features 12 platforms and 20 tracks for use by RailJet and Deutsche Bahn trains, among others. Local connections include bus lines and Vienna's subway, the U-Bahn. The station's main hall contains shops, food stalls, restrooms, and free WiFi in some areas.
All train stations in Vienna:
Where is the train station in Aachen?
Main arrival station: Eilendorf
Aachen Eilendorf is the main railway station in Aachen. The station does not have a building, like many rural stops, with just two platforms for trains going into Aachen centre and out to Stolberg. The RB20 regional services here depart about every fifteen minutes. There's also service to Aachen, which stops directly in the city's center. From there, you can catch connections across Germany and the Netherlands. The station has seating and ticket machines, but not much else. Luckily there's an ice cream shop and restaurant close by if you want to stretch your legs, and there's even a wine shop on the other side of the station. If you want more options, head into Aachen proper by catching a local coach from outside Eilendorf Station further into the district.
Train stations in Aachen:
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