Those arriving by car should take advantage of the City of Aachen's Park & Ride service to get to the Christmas Market or shopping in the city centre by bus in a cheap, fast and relaxed way.
For all those interested, there is a special Park & Ride (P&R) ticket that is available all year round. It costs 5 euros and is valid for 5 people. It is available from the bus driver or at the entrance to the Tivoli car park, where it is also a parking ticket.
Around 1560 P&R spaces are available in Aachen: at the Westfriedhof (Vaalser Straße), at the Waldfriedhof (Monschauer Straße), at the Jülicher Straße/Berliner Ring car park and in the Tivoli multi-storey car park.
On Saturdays: Shuttle bus service from the Tivoli Stadium to the city centre
On the five Saturdays before Christmas (24 November, 1, 8, 15 and 22 December) there will also be a special shuttle bus from the Tivoli car park to the city centre. The shuttle bus will run from 12 noon to 9 p.m. from the Sportpark Soers bus stop to the Elisenbrunnen and back. Together with the buses of line 51 and the additional buses of ASEAG on Saturdays, you can travel to the city centre and back every 7.5 minutes on this route.
P+R tickets are available from the drivers on the buses except at the Tivoli, where you will receive the ticket as soon as you enter the multi-storey car park; the ticket is valid as a ticket.
A joint campaign by Aachener Verkehrsverbund (AVV), ASEAG, APAG and the City of Aachen with the kind support of MAC - Märkte- und Aktionskreis City.
More info at: www.aachen.de/parkandride
1. West Cemetery (Vaalser Straße) - Westfriedhof
2. Forest Cemetery (Monschauer Straße) - Waldfriedhof
3. Tivoli multi-storey car park (Krefelder Straße) - Tivoli-Parkhaus
4. Parking Jülicher Straße/Berliner Ring - Parkplatz Jülicher Straße/Berliner Ring
5. Hangeweiher (Hermann-Löns-Allee)
All motorists who nevertheless wish to park directly in the city centre can, for example, obtain information about the current number of free parking spaces and the respective capacity utilisation of the APAG car parks in Aachen at www.apag.de
The Büchel multi-storey car park in Aachen city centre no longer exists.
Detailed information on how to get to Aachen by public transport can be found on the website of the Aachen Transport Association (AVV) at www.avv.de .Railway stations in Aachen
Four train stations are located in the immediate vicinity of the city centre. You can find the current departure times here:
Detailierte Informationen zur Anreise mit der Bahn finden Sie unter www.bahn.deBus connection
Bus line Bendplatz - city centre: bus stop Bendplatz-Minoritenstraße / Driescher Gässchen or Aachen Bushof: lines (7, 17, 27, 37, 47 and 147)
Mon.-Fri. until 8.00 p.m. every 7.5 min., thereafter every 30 min. with line 47
Sat. until 8 p.m. every 10-15 min., then every 30 min. with line 47.
Sun. and public holidays all day every 30 min. with line 47.
"Flugs" ticket: 1,60 € per person.24 hour ticket:
For max. 5 persons, € 11. The ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase. You can use it for as many journeys as you like with up to 5 people in the Aachen city area.
Shuttle bus especially for bus travellers
In addition, there is a shuttle bus for all those who come to Aachen by coach, from Bendplatz to the city centre ("Driescher Gässchen" bus stop) and back.
The double-decker bus runs the route all day (Mon. - Sun.) at 10-minute intervals.
The single ticket costs 2 euros , a return ticket 3 euros per person.
The provider is the bus company Kölner CityTour e.K.
FOOTPATH From the bus car park „Bendplatz“
The walk from the bus car park "Bendplatz" to the Christmas Market is about 1200 metres and is signposted accordingly.