Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.


Aachen is a spa town in Germany, the westernmost in the country, on the border with Belgium and Netherlands. The city's cathedral is one of its main sites, along with the city hall.

Aachedn Hauptbahnhof serves routes to destinations including Cologne, Liege, Brussels and Paris.

How to get to Aachen from
Route 1:

This direct service between Paris, Brussels and Cologne is particularly useful if you are travelling to/from other parts of Europe. Cologne links many European rail destinations, whilst Brussels and Paris have direct links with the United Kingdom via Eurostar.

This journey, made on board a high-speed Thalys service is the most convenient way to travel between the two cities, with regular services throughout the day. There is an alternative InterCity Express service that runs between Brussells and Cologne a few times each day, details of which can be found on its dedicated route page.