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Trip Summary

There are 50 daily trains from Freiburg to Aachen. Traveling by train from Freiburg to Aachen usually takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance207 mi (334 km)
Fastest train4h 25m
Lowest price€36.11
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Freiburg to Aachen?

2 train services operate from Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg to Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 45 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn455h 22m€36.48
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company59h 29m€24.36

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Freiburg 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Freiburg to Aachen?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Freiburg to Aachen. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Freiburg to Aachen?

The distance between Freiburg and Aachen is approximately 207 miles, or 334 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 25 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 Freiburg to Aachen are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday 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 Freiburg at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Freiburg to Aachen?

There are 50 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 Freiburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Freiburg to Aachen for €21.37.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Freiburg?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Freiburg where you can board the train.

Train stations in Freiburg:

  • Freiburg-Littenweiler

  • Freiburg-Zähringen

  • Freiburg-Wiehre

  • Freiburg-St Georgen

Where is the train station in Aachen?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Aachen than most cities. Most trains from Freiburg will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Aachen:

Train stations in Aachen:

  • Train Station

  • Aachen-Rothe Erde

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