Dresden to Aachen by train

  • First train
    04:15
  • Last train
    23:17
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 28m
  • Distance
    537 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    8hr 25m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dresden to Aachen by train

Fast trains from Dresden to Aachen take around 6 hours and 28 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 537 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dresden and Aachen.

1. Are there direct trains from Dresden to Aachen?

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

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Dresden to Aachen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 37 departures.

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

The Dresden to Aachen train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 28 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Aachen is usually scheduled to depart Dresden around 05:09 and the last train is around 23:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dresden around 04:14, and the last at 23:17.

When to book Dresden to Aachen train tickets?

Trains in Germany 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 Dresden to Aachen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dresden and Aachen?

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

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

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

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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.