Cologne to Düsseldorf train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Cologne to Düsseldorf

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

21 m

Average

23 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

34 km

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to start from $9 with an average ticket price of $9.

The fastest train from Cologne to takes 21m in comparison to an average duration of 23m and covers a distance of 34 km.

8 trains that leave Cologne for every day with 8 travelling directly.

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FlixTrain
06:13AM0h22
Cologne Hbf
06:35AMDüsseldorf Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers
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FlixTrain
04:14PM0h21
Cologne Hbf
04:35PMDüsseldorf Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers
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FlixTrain
03:01PM0h24
Cologne Hbf
03:25PMDüsseldorf Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers
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FlixTrain
10:14AM0h22
Cologne Hbf
10:36AMDüsseldorf Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers
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FlixTrain
08:28AM0h29
Cologne Hbf
08:57AMDüsseldorf Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers

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IconRegular connection
Cons
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I decided to take the train to Düsseldorf to avoid the expensive parking costs. Especially with the high fuel prices, I like to travel with my Deutschland Ticket. The train connection from Cologne to Düsseldorf is basically very good. Trains leave every few minutes. Unfortunately, the hygiene in the south leaves a lot to be desired. The trains are very dirty and some of them smell very unpleasant. In addition, my train was late. Otherwise, it is very worthwhile to travel with the Deutschland Ticket.
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IconNice staff
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IconUnpunctual
I drove from Cologne to Düsseldorf to go to a concert. Because of the size of the concert, I wanted to be there early enough to get a good view. Unfortunately, our train was delayed several times. Which of course is not great on a day like this. What I found positive, however, was that I was constantly informed about the delay by email. At least that was something. The train itself was quite clean. There was also a place to charge your phone between the two seats. The staff was nice again. Even though the train was very crowded. Many had only a standing room left. It is important to note that the seat reservation is not included in the price. But it has to be said that the fare from Cologne to Düsseldorf is really fair. On the whole, the journey was perfectly fine.
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IconOn time
IconNice staff
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IconExpensive
After my stay in Cologne, I took the Deutsche Bahn ICE to Düsseldorf to continue my journey from there. As I was in a hurry, the ICE was very convenient as it only takes 20 minutes from Cologne to Düsseldorf. The train arrived on time and we also reached our destination in Düsseldorf on time. The ICE was very modern and clean. The seats were very comfortable and had enough storage space for my bags. They were equipped with power sockets and the internet on the train was very good. The ticket prices are very expensive, but since it had to go very quickly and I was satisfied in the end, it was worth the money. All in all, I would recommend this trip.
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IconFriendly staff
IconTime saving
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IconNone
I can't say anything negative about the journey from Cologne main station to Düsseldorf main station by ICE. The departure as well as the arrival were on time and only take 20-25 minutes, if I had tried to drive the same distance by car, I would have been on the road much longer. In addition, the comfort on the train is very high and the Deutsche Bahn staff on the train are very nice and courteous. I would recommend the trip to others.
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IconSpeed
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IconNone
I travelled from Cologne main station to Düsseldorf main station at the weekend, by ICE. The journey was very quick, on time and on departure, and very comfortable. I had not reserved a seat, but there was still enough room to sit down. However, for the journey time of only 25 minutes, there was no need to sit down at all. All in all, I can highly recommend the trip, as it costs about €15 each way and is much faster than having to drive through Cologne and Düsseldorf.
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IconFriendliness of the staff
IconWIFI CONNECTION
IconPunctuality
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Hello everyone! A long time ago I travelled with Deutsche Bahn, my favourite transport company. As almost always, the staff was very friendly. They checked the ticket very quickly. They took a quick look at my ticket and quickly confirmed it. For the first time I had an online ticket with me and it worked perfectly. The wifi was excellent. The connection was fast, flexible, efficient. My mobile phone and laptop were able to connect to the internet quickly. The seats were very comfortable and clean, well maintained. There was a strong smell of disinfectant. So I quickly opened the windows, but I had a good feeling because I could assume that everything was disinfected. The volume was reasonable. There was no need to change seats. The toilets were very hygienic and extremely clean. The price was a bit expensive though. I suspect probably because of rising inflation. Otherwise, an excellent trip that I can heartily recommend to everyone.
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IconPunctuality
IconNice staff
IconGood equipment on the train
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IconHygiene of the WCs
In 2013, I travelled with a friend from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train, as it was also cheap, and I can say almost nothing but positive things about the train journey. I found the train journey very pleasant and the seats were comfortable, the noise level was reasonable and there was nothing to complain about in the catering either, except for the price of the catering, which was too high. In terms of equipment, everything was also available. The service was also very good, the staff were very polite and helpful when I had questions. The train was also right on time. The price-performance ratio was also pretty good. However, I would definitely like to see more hygiene in the toilets on the next trip.
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I recently had the opportunity to travel by train from Cologne to Düsseldorf and was pleasantly surprised by my experience. The train ride was very pleasant and comfortable. The train was clean and modern, with enough space for luggage and legroom. The wifi worked perfectly, so I could work easily during the journey. The journey time was only about 20 minutes as I was able to commute quickly and easily between the two cities. The staff on the train were polite and helpful, which helped to make me feel comfortable during the journey. Overall, I was very satisfied with my train journey from Cologne to Düsseldorf. The journey was pleasant and smooth and I would definitely recommend this option to others.
Pros
IconPleasant ride
Cons
IconDirty toilets
I went to Düsseldorf, by train, and I can say almost nothing but positive things about the journey. I found the journey very pleasant and comfortable, the noise level was reasonable and there was nothing to regret about the catering either. In terms of equipment, everything was also available. The service was very good as the staff were very polite and helpful when I had questions. The train was also right on time. The value for money was also pretty good. However, I would definitely like to see more hygiene in the toilets next time and the wifi connection was sometimes really weak.
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IconUnreliable
The journey was very comfortable, but I had the usual problems that you have with Deutsche Bahn. The train was about 15 minutes late and the toilet was very unhygienic. For only €6.60, it was a good investment to see and get to know the city.
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The train from Cologne to Düsseldorf is a super fast connection for travelling quickly from city to city. Comfort on the train was great, as there was a power socket, toilet and even an on-board restaurant. The train travels from the Rhine metropolis to the next Rhine metropolis in less than an hour. In addition, many trains run at short intervals along the route. The only pity was the slight delay and an employee who was not so nice at the check-in. Otherwise the journey was great.
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IconCleanliness
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IconNone
It's been a few months since I travelled and I have some positive memories of the trip. Firstly, I would like to emphasise the punctuality, which is not really a priority with other connections. The wifi was very good and there were power sockets available. It was also very hygienic. The train was moderately full, so I still had a bench to myself. The journey took about 30 minutes.
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IconPrice
IconComfortable
Cons
IconDelay
I travelled from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train, I always travel by Deutsche Bahn for work reasons. As almost always, the train arrived a little late. Apart from that, the most important thing for me is that I have a clean pitch, the sanitary facilities work and the wifi works. This was all positive and there is nothing else to criticise, apart from the delay. The train made a clean, well-maintained impression and the journey was very pleasant and comfortable. I would take the train again at any time to avoid all the traffic, even in this day and age.
Pros
IconThe punctuality was outstanding
Cons
IconUnfortunately a little unclean
The train connection was very punctual. The ticket was cheap and offered good value for money. There was some slight uncleanliness, especially on the seats. The wifi worked very well and allowed for comfortable internet use. The toilets were in an acceptable condition, but more frequent cleaning would be desirable. The seats were comfortable and offered enough space to relax and enjoy the journey. Overall, a solid train service that could provide a very good travelling experience with minor improvements.

Overview: Train from Cologne to Düsseldorf

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
durationAverage train duration21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 47 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Thalys

Trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf cover the 21 miles (34 km) long route taking on average 21 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Thalys. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $3 (€3), but the average price of train tickets is $18 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Düsseldorf Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express from Cologne to Düsseldorf trains

For as little as $3 (€3) you can travel by train between Cologne and Düsseldorf with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

FlixTrain is a German train company which is part of FlixMobility, the company who own FlixBus. Since 2018, FlixMobility has also offered the option of train travel to some of the largest German cities like Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin including trains to Düsseldorf from Cologne. FlixTrain has high speed comfortable trains with a guaranteed seat, foot space, reading lamp and a luggage rack to store your belongings as well as sockets on most trains and free Wi-Fi for all passengers. The most popualr routes in Germany for FlixTrain are from Berlin to Hamburg, Frankfurt to Stuttgart and Cologne to Hamburg. They also offer trains on the Sotckholm to Gothenburg route in Sweden.

Cologne to Düsseldorf train information with FlixTrain:

  • Average Duration: 21 min
  • Cheapest Price: $3

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

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

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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 to Düsseldorf

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne to Düsseldorf 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 to Düsseldorf.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf can start from as little as $3 (€3) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Düsseldorf is $18 (€16); 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 to Düsseldorf train time is 21 min   covering the 21 mile (34 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Düsseldorf leaves at 6: 01 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Düsseldorf leaves at 10: 13 PM.
Yes, there are 47 direct trains a day from Cologne to Düsseldorf with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Thalys. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Düsseldorf. Take the fast train with Thalys from Cologne to Düsseldorf.
For the best Cologne to Düsseldorf train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Thalys. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Cologne to Düsseldorf to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 13 PM.

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Düsseldorf, you can end your trip in train stations like Düsseldorf Hbf, Düsseldorf Airport station and Düsseldorf Airport Terminal station.

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 Düsseldorf Hbf, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Düsseldorf from Cologne is worth doing with a journey time of 21 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Cologne to Düsseldorf is November.
You have options as you can travel between Cologne and Düsseldorf 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Düsseldorf

Cologne
Düsseldorf
Cologne Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Düsseldorf.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Cologne Hbf
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
Cologne Messe/DeutzWifiLockersParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne/Bonn FlughafenShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.

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