Taking the car to Aachen? The city is connected to the German autobahn system via the A4 and A44 highways. The A4 starts northwest of Aachen where it links to the Dutch A76 highway, and ends east of Cologne. The A44 highway begins in Aachen at the German-Belgian border where it links to the E40, and ends its western stretch south of Düsseldorf. Sharing a car is recommended.
Parking in Aachen’s city center is restricted, so you best book a car park with your hotel. Alternatively, you can leave your car at a Park & Ride lot or in the parking garage of the Eurogress convention center. The latter has 600 parking spaces and currently costs 12 EUR per 24 hours.
There are several international airports within a 200 km radius around Aachen, although none of them is close enough to take a shuttle bus or taxi to the city. Taking a taxi or an Uber to Aachen can be prohibitively expensive and is therefore not a recommended option! Instead you better take a train from these airports to get to Aachen.
Getting to Aachen from various airports:
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- Cologne-Bonn (CGN), in 85 km
- Düsseldorf (DUS), in 95 km
- Brussels (BRU), in 150 km
- Frankfurt (FRA), in 195 km
- Minor Airports