How to get from Zurich to Aachen

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from Zurich to Aachen

You can get from Zurich to Aachen by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Aachen on 20 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:59Zürich HB6h09 01:08Aachen Hbf
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18:59Zürich HB8h08 03:07Aachen Hbf
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11:08Zürich HB6h59 18:07Aachen Hbf
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10:59Zürich HB7h08 18:07Aachen Hbf
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08:45Zurich Airport1h20 10:05Dusseldorf Airport
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Travel Information from Zurich to Aachen

distanceDistance260 miles (419 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£32 - £62
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £32 • 5 h 42 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £62 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings Europe or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight or train to travel 260 miles (419 km) from Zurich to Aachen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £32. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Eurowings Europe or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Aachen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to Aachen

Travel to Aachen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Aachen.

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Aachen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Aachen from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Aachen, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 18/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Zurich to Aachen.

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Aachen restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Aachen?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 09/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Aachen closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 travel options from Zurich to Aachen: flight or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Aachen. Tickets for a train cost on average £32.

This is compared to other travel options to Aachen:

A train is generally £29 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £62 from Zurich to Aachen.

The quickest way to travel from Zurich to Aachen is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Aachen by train can take on average 5 h 42 min.

The distance between Zurich and Aachen is around 260 miles (419 km).

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Aachen is:

  • Around 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Zurich and Aachen as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Zurich to Aachen:

  • Trains mostly depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Aachen Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Aachen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Eurowings Europe to go to Aachen by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Europe Zurich to Aachen tickets on Omio for £62.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Aachen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Aachen for £32.
Your journey from Zurich to Aachen doesn't have to end in Aachen. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Cologne, Brussels or Berlin. If you’d like to add Cologne, Brussels or Berlin to your Zurich to Aachen trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Aachen today!

When planning your trip from Zurich to Aachen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average £62 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £32 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Zurich and Aachen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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