Getting to Aachen from Düsseldorf Airport
At Düsseldorf Airport look for the yellow signs that say „SkyTrain“. SkyTrain is a cabin railway that connects the airport terminal building to the „Düsseldorf Flughafen“ railway station. It runs every 5 min but it is not covered by most airline tickets. If this is the case then you should buy your train ticket online in advance or from the vending machine at the SkyTrain station before travelling on SkyTrain. All tickets for trains starting at or going to Düsseldorf airport include transportation on the SkyTrain. At the airport railway station, take the hourly Regional Express (RE) train that runs directly to Aachen Hbf (but stops frequently). Alternatively, you could get onto one of the faster trains (IC, EC, ICE or Thalys) that require changing at Düsseldorf Hbf or Köln (Cologne) HBF. Note that high-speed train tickets require an extra charge. Tickets can be purchased online (www.bahn.de), or from the DB service counter or a DB ticket machine at the airport railway station. Total travel time is between 1h 20 min and 1h 45 min.