Here you will find information about additional travel options to Aachen and the Aachen Christmas Market.


Relax in the city centre with special bus tickets

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 ticket available all year round on the bus or at the entrance to the Tivoli car park. This is valid as a parking ticket on the day of purchase, is valid for up to 5 people for the outward and return journey and costs 5 euros.

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 (19.11., 26.11., 03.12., 10.12., 17.12.) 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:

Overview of the P+R car parks

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)

6. Richterich, Roermonder Straße/Roder Weg

Other parking options in the city centre

All motorists who wish to park directly in the city centre can obtain information about the current number of free parking spaces and the respective capacity utilisation of the APAG car parks in Aachen at

The Büchel multi-storey car park in Aachen city centre no longer exists.


Arrival by public transport

Detailed information on how to get to Aachen by public transport can be found on the website of the Aachen Transport Association (AVV) at .

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:

Aachen Central Station

Aachen Schanz

Aachen West

Aachen Rothe Erde

Detailierte Informationen zur Anreise mit der Bahn finden Sie unter

Bus 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.

For information on the various ticket options, please visit the ASEAG homepage at


Shuttle bus especially for bus travellers

For all bus travellers, there is a shuttle bus that takes you from the Bendplatz (bus car park) to the city centre and back every 10 minutes.

The service runs daily from 10:00 to 18:30 .

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.