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Basel to Aachen by train

  • First train
    05:01
  • Last train
    23:13
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 54m
  • Distance
    375 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Basel to Aachen by train

Fast trains from Basel to Aachen take around 4 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 375 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Aachen.

1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Aachen?

Journeys between Basel and Aachen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Basel to Aachen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Aachen?

The Basel to Aachen train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Basel to Aachen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Aachen is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:01 and the last train is around 23:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 06:06, and the last at 23:13.

When to book Basel to Aachen train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basel to Aachen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basel and Aachen?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Aachen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurobahn
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn
  • SBB

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Aachen to Basel by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.