Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main

Showing times and prices for Apr 17

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

1 h 4 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

153 km

Cheap train tickets from Cologne Hbf to start from $102 with an average ticket price of $102.

The fastest train from Cologne Hbf to takes 49m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 4m and covers a distance of 153 km.

10 trains that leave Cologne Hbf for every day with 5 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:55AM0h55
Cologne Hbf
09:50AMFrankfurt Airport long-distance station
$1021One-way
0 transfers
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Deutsche Bahn
09:28AM0h49
Cologne Hbf
10:17AMFrankfurt Airport long-distance station
$1021One-way
0 transfers
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Deutsche Bahn
08:24AM0h53
Cologne Hbf
09:17AMFrankfurt Airport long-distance station
$1021One-way
0 transfers
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Deutsche Bahn
09:01AM1h05
Cologne Hbf
10:06AMFrankfurt Airport long-distance station
$1021One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:31AM1h02
Cologne Hbf
09:33AMFrankfurt Airport long-distance station
$1021One-way
1 transfer

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My journey from Cologne to Frankfurt was fun. The train was super punctual and fast. I also really liked the comfort on board. Unfortunately, the price of my ticket was relatively high. The train was also quite full when I travelled. However, I am happy to recommend the train between Cologne and Frankfurt to anyone travelling on this route.
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The journey from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt was satisfactory and met my expectations. The train was punctual, clean and fast. I liked the service in the on-board bistro and the comfort in the compartment. Unfortunately, the wifi was somewhat variable and the load was high. I was also not so flexible with the saver fare. All in all, however, I would describe the price-performance ratio as very good.
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My train journey from Cologne to Frankfurt was an all-round positive experience. The outstanding features of this journey were the safety and the climate friendliness. The safety move was ensured by the well-trained staff and the modern security measures. I felt well looked after and supported throughout the journey. The climate friendliness of the train is an important factor in today's world. Travelling by train in an environmentally friendly way helped to minimise my ecological footprint, which is something that is very close to my personal heart. One small downer was the train's light load factor. Although it allowed me to enjoy the journey in peace, I would have liked more fellow passengers to liven up the social atmosphere. All in all, the train journey from Cologne to Frankfurt was a great experience that I can recommend to anyone looking for a safe and environmentally friendly way to travel.
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I went there a few years ago with a friend of mine to travel by plane. I was very shocked by the staff as the people there were very rude and did not help us find our seats. But it was clean and there were power sockets and the toilets were reasonably well kept.
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I booked this train connection with my girlfriend because we just wanted to try it out and see what it was like to travel by train to the city. The booking worked really well and we could easily print out our tickets. Unfortunately, the train arrived 20 minutes late and there was no announcement beforehand as to why the train was late. The boarding and the crowds were kept within limits and were fine. The train itself looked a bit dirty, the walls were covered with chewing gum and the surface of the seats was very slippery because of all the dirt on them. There was unfortunately no way to charge your mobile phone on the train, and a very poor internet connection, as well as no wifi. The staff simply ignored our questions. The toilet was an imposition, my girlfriend for example could not use it. Our conclusion: we were not very happy with this train connection and prefer to drive.
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The connection between Cologne and Frankfurt is great. The train ride is incredibly short for the distance. The train was right on time and arrived exactly on time. The quiet compartment I booked was very quiet and clean. The power sockets at the seat even charged my MacBook. The wifi was available throughout and at a good speed. The toilets were unfortunately a bit far away, but very clean. I had a coffee at the end of the journey in the on-board bistro, where I was served in a very friendly manner. Unfortunately, the track was changed 5 minutes before departure, which is stressful so close to departure time.
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My train ticket from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main was really great! The equipment with wifi and power sockets made the journey super pleasant and I was able to work comfortably. The comfort and cleanliness on the train were really great, which made the journey really pleasant. But to be honest, the price was a bit steep, that was the only downside. Still, if you are willing to pay a bit more for comfort and amenities, then this train ticket is definitely recommended. I had a pleasant journey, despite the price.
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The train from Cologne to Frankfurt was a pleasant journey. The service staff were very courteous and friendly. The train also arrived on time and the comfort that was indicated was given. It was just a pity that the toilet was not clean and the socket connected to my seat was not working. I was also not informed about connecting trains, their tracks or departure times.
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Thanks to my BahnCard 25, I was able to save another 25%. If this hadn't been the case, the ticket would have been too expensive for me personally for the short journey. Unfortunately, I had to change trains once, but it worked perfectly. We travelled for just under 1 hour and 20 minutes. It wasn't too crowded and there was electricity and wifi, which unfortunately often didn't work. I would have hoped for something better here.

Overview: Train from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
durationAverage train duration49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$62 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Hessische Landesbahn or VIAS Rail GmbH

Trains from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main cover the 94 miles (152 km) long journey taking on average 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Hessische Landesbahn or VIAS Rail GmbH. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $62 (€55), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $17 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Frankfurt am Main Flughafen.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main trains

Find the best trains to Frankfurt am Main from Cologne Hbf with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain from $20 (€18). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Flixtrain GmbH is a German railway company owned by Flixmobility. FlixTrain already connects many cities in Germany with its green trains. The trains run on 100 percent renewable energy. Onboard facilities: FlixTrain trains are equipped with air conditioning, toilets, USB and sockets and have plenty of legroom. You will find free WiFi on most trains and a range of food and drinks is available. There is a standard ticket that guarantees you a seat. You can take luggage with you free of charge, provided it can be stowed in the luggage racks. Find the current FlixTrain timetable for your train between Cologne Hbf and Frankfurt am Main at Omio and easily book FlixTrain train tickets online.

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain classes from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to DB Lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to DB lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to DB Lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to DB lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main.
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main can start from as little as $17 (€15) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main is $62 (€55); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main train travel time is 49 min   for the 94 mile (152 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main leaves at 7: 04 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main leaves at 10: 55 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There are 10 direct trains from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, Hessische Landesbahn or VIAS Rail GmbH for the best way to get you to Frankfurt am Main. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 55 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, located 9.2 miles (14.8 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main by train is April.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Cologne Hbf to Frankfurt am Main including taking a train, bus or flight.

Trains departing from Cologne Hbf

Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cologne/Bonn Airport
9 miles (15 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the S19 train for 14 minutes to reach the airport from the station.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes only.
ATM
ATM
There are various ATMs around the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
There are luggage lockers in the station.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Asiagourmet | Coffee Fellows | dean&david | Dunkin' Donuts | KFC | McDonald's | Pizza Hut | Nordsee | Starbucks | Schweinske | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Europcar | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
One near the departure/arrival board and another near the escalators close to Platforms 4 and 5.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible & mobility assistance staff. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.

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