Aalen is an important junction of the Deutsche Bahn public railway system. Trans-regional trains connect Aalen with Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Ulm and Munich. Aalen is also a stopping destination of the CityNightLine between Stuttgart and Dresden.
Aalen is very well connected to the national Autobahn system. Federal Highways B19 and B29 cross the Aalen city area.
There are two access routes from the Autobahn A7 - the major north-south axis in Germany: exits "Aalen/Westhausen" or "Aalen-Süd/Oberkochen".
Both the Autobahn intersections A7/A6 Feuchtwangen/Dinkelsbühl and A7/A8 Ulm/Elchingen are approximately a 30 minute drive from Aalen.
Stuttgart International Airport can conveniently be reached in about 90 minutes by car or train. The airport has a direct city railway connection with Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station) where hourly trains leave for Aalen.
Some selected road distances to other destinations in southern Germany:
Stuttgart: 75 km
Ulm: 75 km
Schwäbisch Hall: 94 km
Nuremberg: 135 km
Munich: 183 km
Frankfurt am Main: 248 km