Cologne to Düsseldorf train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf

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16

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Train schedule from Cologne to Düsseldorf

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12:41AMCologne Hbf0h23 01:04AMDüsseldorf Hbf
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Düsseldorf

Showing times and prices for Jun 27

Fastest Journey

21 m

Average

24 m

Trains per day

62

Distance

34 km

Of the 62 trains that leave Cologne for Düsseldorf every day 52 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Düsseldorf

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
durationAverage train duration21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$6 (€5)
frequencyTrain frequency165 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 118 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, ÖBB | Nightjet, Flixbus, Thalys or National Express

Trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf cover the 21 miles (34 km) long journey taking on average 21 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, ÖBB | Nightjet, Flixbus, Thalys or National Express. Normally, there are 165 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $6 (€5), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $3 (€3). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Düsseldorf Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Thalys from Cologne to Düsseldorf trains

Find the best trains between Cologne and Düsseldorf with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus and Thalys from $3 (€3). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Düsseldorf from Cologne. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Düsseldorf train information:

  • Average Duration: 23 min
  • Average Price: $14
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 32 a day

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost train companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance train services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight trains on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long train journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Cologne to Düsseldorf with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

    Save time and money by searching for and booking your Thalys train to Düsseldorf from Cologne online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Thalys train from Cologne to Düsseldorf, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Thalys train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 21 miles (34 km) route to Düsseldorf from Cologne as well as ticket information for the train (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Düsseldorf from Cologne, you can check straight away if the Thalys ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Thalys Cologne to Düsseldorf train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!

    Train information from Cologne to Düsseldorf with Thalys:

    • Average Duration: 23 min
    • Thalys frequency: 2 a day

    Trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf

    There are frequent trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf daily. With over 50 daily trains to choose from, passengers even have their pick of departures throughout the night. It takes 20 to 56 minutes for Deutsche Bahn's ICE, IC and EC trains to cover the 25 miles (40 km) to Düsseldorf. 

    Cologne to Düsseldorf Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are 50 to 55 daily Cologne to Düsseldorf trains. Of these, roughly 40 are direct and ten to 12 are indirect. Direct trains are faster on average than indirect trains, although the indirect trains on this route are efficient. Indirect trains make one change along the way in Cologne Messe, Solingen, or another midpoint station. Trains depart throughout the night, with trains around midnight, 3:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m., and 5:00 a.m., from which point there are multiple trains every hour until 11.30 p.m. 

    How long is the journey by train from Cologne to Düsseldorf?

    The train from Cologne to Düsseldorf takes 20 to 56 minutes to cover the 25 miles (40 km) between these German cities. A vast majority of trains are direct, and these often have the fastest overall travel times. Direct trains are typically under 37 minutes in duration, while indirect trains tend to take 28 to 56 minutes to travel from Cologne to Düsseldorf. 

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf?

    Departure train station: Trains depart Cologne from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), the city's central railway station. Cologne Hbf is situated half a mile (0.7 km) north of Cologne's city center. This distance takes eight to ten minutes to walk, or travelers can also take a brief ride on the convenient tram network. The station has restrooms, 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi, luggage lockers and services for those with limited mobility. Passengers who require assistance to move around the station or board their train should call the station ahead of time to alert Deutsche Bahn of their needs.

    Arrival train station: Trains arrive at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), the city's main railway station. Düsseldorf Hbf is located just over one mile (two km) northwest of central Düsseldorf, and travelers can reach the city via tram, S-Bahn train, or a 25 minute walk. The station has restrooms, luggage lockers, shops and restaurants, and 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi.  There are excellent accessibility services at the station but passengers with limited mobility who require this assistance should call ahead of time to ensure the station is adequately prepared.

    Which train companies travel from Cologne to Düsseldorf?

    The train from Cologne to Düsseldorf is operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB). DB is Germany's major railway company and offers routes between all of Germany's many cities, as well as to neighboring countries such as France, Switzerland and The Netherlands. 

    Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Düsseldorf

    The DB train from Cologne to Düsseldorf is convenient and efficient, with trains taking between 20 and 56 minutes to make the journey. Trains are either Intercity IC, Intercity Express ICE, or Eurocity EC trains. IC and ICE trains offer the fastest routes, as they are typically used for high-speed trips between major German cities. Trains are direct and indirect, but of the 50 to 55 trains available on a daily basis between these cities, ten to 12 are indirect. Indirect trains change once along the way in Cologne Messe, Solingen, or another midpoint station. 

    Cologne to Düsseldorf Trains: Services on Board 

    Cologne to Düsseldorf trains offer first and second class cabins. First class passengers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, food and beverage service, seat reservation, and access to DB lounges. First and second class cabin seats have power outlets, air-conditioning, and bistro service. As well as their required hand luggage, travelers can store one large suitcase in luggage racks, but they must not obstruct other passengers' movement. Bikes are allowed on board but require a bicycle space reservation before traveling. Small dogs are permitted free of charge, while larger dogs require tickets. Stations and trains are wheelchair-accessible, but such passengers should alert DB of their travels ahead of time to receive adequate assistance.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf?

    A great way to find cheap tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf is to look for tickets in advance. Plan and book ahead of time to score great deals on trains all around Germany, Europe, and beyond. If possible, be flexible with travel dates. Select three or so days before and after the intended departure date to see whether another day has cheaper tickets on offer. One last tip is to choose connecting trains with more changes, or slower trains, as these are often a cheaper alternative while still providing pleasant traveling experiences.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf

    Travel by train 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.
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    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Düsseldorf trains for as little as $3 (€3)  in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Düsseldorf train to cost on average $6 (€5)  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 21 miles (34 km)  from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train.
    The Cologne to Düsseldorf train duration is on average 21 min, which is to be expected when traveling 21 miles (34 km) to Düsseldorf from Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

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

    Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Düsseldorf Hbf   most frequently for this route.

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Düsseldorf, called Düsseldorf Hbf, is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from its city center.

    When taking a train from Cologne to Düsseldorf, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, ÖBB | Nightjet, Flixbus, Thalys or National Express for the best way to get you to Düsseldorf. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Cologne to Düsseldorf and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 118 direct trains per day from Cologne to Düsseldorf. You can look to travel with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
    On average, there are 165 trains a day from Cologne to Düsseldorf. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Cologne at 4: 45 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 9: 25 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Düsseldorf and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you book a train ticket from Cologne to Düsseldorf within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $6 (€5) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Cologne and Düsseldorf are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cologne
    Düsseldorf
    Köln 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.
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    Public transit options for Köln 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
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    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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    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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    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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