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About Aachen Merzbrück Airport

Merzbrück Airport, which was established in 1932 on a grass field in Aachen, famous for its green nature, and which allows only small aircraft to land and take off, was rebuilt as a base of the German air force in 1945. Merzbrück Airport, which gained a brand-new appearance in the renovation process of Aachen following the years of war, has not only runways and terminal building but also a large area where concerts and recreational activities can be organized.

Getting to the City Center from Aachen Merzbrück Airport

The small city of Aachen does not have an airport that operates international flights. However, those traveling to Aachen use either Cologne Bonn International Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport because Aachen is in such close proximity to both cities.

To get to the city of Aachen you can use Cologne Bonn International Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to Aachen from both airports, including trains, taxis, airport shuttle services, or rental car. It takes about 1 hour to get to Aachen city center from both airports.

Train

Traveling by train is a very common means of transportation in Germany. Taking a train from either Cologne Bonn International Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport to Aachen city center takes about 1 hour. The train is a very convenient way to get to the city from either airport.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available at the terminal exits of both airports. A taxi to Aachen city center from both Cologne Bonn International Airport and Düsseldorf International Airport costs around 125 euros. Under normal traffic conditions it takes about 45 minutes to get to Aachen from both airports.

Shuttle Service

Cologne Bonn International Airport and Düsseldorf International Airport also serve small cities in the area so there is a well develop shuttle service network, which is operated by private companies. These companies have an assorted fleet of vehicles, which range from small vehicles to large buses, and they go along many different routes. To find the best shuttle company to suit your needs and to get more information on shuttle routes and times please visit the information counter located in the airport terminal.

Rental Car

There are many rental car companies located at both airports. To get to Aachen from Cologne Bonn International Airport follow the A4 motorway. To get to Aachen from Düsseldorf International Airport follow the A44 motorway. Under normal traffic conditions it takes about 1 hour to get to Aachen from both airports.

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016
Getting to Aachen Merzbrück Airport from the City Center

Visitors traveling to the city of Aachen generally use either Cologne Bonn International Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport. Both airports are located approximately 1 hour from the city. Both airports are accessible by train, taxi, airport shuttle services, and rental car.

Train

Germany has a very advanced train network that is widely used by both tourists and locals. You can get to Cologne Bonn International Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport from Aachen city center by train. The train from the city center to both airports takes about 1 hour.

Taxi

Although it is a bit costly, a convenient transportation alternative to get to either airport is by taxi. You can always find a taxi in the city center. It costs about 125 euros to get to Cologne Bonn International Airport or Düsseldorf International Airport from Aachen city center. Under normal traffic conditions it takes about an hour to get to either airport from the city center.

Shuttle Service

Cologne Bonn International Airport and Düsseldorf International Airport also serve small cities in the area so there is a well develop shuttle service network that runs along different routes. Private companies operate these shuttle services. You can visit either airport’s website for more detailed information on the shuttle routes and times. The hotel you are staying at can also help you arrange a shuttle service to the airport.

Rental Car

There are many rental car offices located in Aachen city center. After you leave the city center you can get to Cologne Bonn International Airport via the A4 motorway and Düsseldorf International Airport via the A44 motorway. Transportation to both airports takes about 1 hour under normal traffic conditions.

Airport Information

Cologne Bonn International Airport is located 15 km from Cologne, 16 km from Bonn, and 90 km from Aachen. There are 60 different airlines that operate at Cologne Bonn Airport, flying to nearly 40 countries around the world.

You can get to Cologne city center from the airport via taxi, shuttle service, city bus 161, or tram 7. You can also get to the airport from the city center using the same transportation alternatives.

Transportation alternatives in Bonn include taxis, shuttle services, and tram line 60. There are many cafes, restaurants, and bars at Cologne Bonn International Airport as well as a variety of stores and duty free shops. The airport offers passengers free Wi-Fi service throughout the airport and 2 passenger lounges for those who want to relax and enjoy a comfortable environment.

Düsseldorf International Airport is located 100 km from Aachen city center. You can get to Düsseldorf from the airport via taxi, bus 721, or train lines S7 or S11.

Düsseldorf International Airport features a selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars that appeal to different tastes. The airport also contains stores where you can go shopping for souvenirs, accessories, clothing, books, and jewelry. The airport also contains duty free shops where you can find quality goods at affordable prices.

The airport also has a terrace where you can watch planes take off and land, an outdoor cinema, and 5 different passenger lounges where passengers can relax and unwind in comfort. Düsseldorf International Airport also offers free Wi-Fi service to passengers throughout the entire airport.

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016

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