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Travel Information from Zurich to Aachen

distanceDistance260 miles (419 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£24 - £133
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £24 • 6 h 32 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £133 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 260 miles (419 km) by flight, coach or train to Aachen from Zurich. 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 £24. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Swiss, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Aachen.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Aachen, Germany if I’m coming from Zurich, Switzerland?

Travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Aachen, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Aachen from Zurich restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Aachen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 01/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Zurich and Aachen closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Aachen, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Aachen, Germany?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from Aachen?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Zurich from Aachen here.

How do I go from Zurich to Aachen?

There are 3 ways to travel from Zurich to Aachen including taking a flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Zurich to Aachen the cheapest way?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Zurich to Aachen. Tickets for a train cost on average £24.

This is compared to other travel options to Aachen:

A train is £109 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Aachen costing on average £133.

A train is generally £8 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £32 from Zurich to Aachen.

What is the quickest way from Zurich to Aachen?

The quickest way to travel between Zurich and 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, travelling by coach can take you on average 12 h 20 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 32 min.

What is the distance from Zurich to Aachen?

Aachen is approximately 260 miles (419 km) away from Zurich.

How many services a day are there between Zurich and Aachen?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Aachen is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Zurich to Aachen as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Zurich? Where do I arrive in Aachen?

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

  • Coaches from Zurich to Aachen most often leave from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Aachen, Hauptbahnhof (Bahnhofplatz).
  • Trains mostly leave from Zürich HB and tend to arrive in Aachen Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me from Zurich to Aachen?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Zurich to Aachen:

  • You can go to Aachen from Zurich by plane with Swiss. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £133 with Swiss from Zurich to Aachen on Omio.
  • You can take a coach from Zurich to Aachen with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £32 with Flixbus from Zurich to Aachen.
  • You can travel to Aachen from Zurich by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £24 with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Aachen.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Zurich to Aachen?
Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Aachen often also extend their holiday to go to Cologne, Brussels or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Aachen and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase tickets to Aachen from Zurich online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Zurich to Aachen, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is £133 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £32 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £24 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Aachen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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