Cologne to Frankfurt am Main train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main

Showing times and prices for Jun 30

Cheapest

20

Average

47

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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08:53PMCologne Hbf2h19 11:12PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:53PMCologne Hbf2h20 10:13PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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09:53PMCologne Hbf2h20 12:13AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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03:49AMCologne Hbf3h13 07:02AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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05:53PMCologne Hbf2h16 08:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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Train schedule from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main

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03:19AMCologne Hbf1h29 04:48AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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03:49AMCologne Hbf3h13 07:02AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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04:22AMCologne Hbf1h18 05:40AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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05:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h28 06:48AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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05:53AMCologne Hbf2h16 08:09AMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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06:02AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h22 07:24AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h04 07:48AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:53AMCologne Hbf2h29 09:22AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:54AMCologne Hbf1h15 08:09AMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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06:54AMCologne Hbf1h31 08:25AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:11AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h25 08:36AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h21 08:41AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h04 08:48AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:53AMCologne Hbf2h16 10:09AMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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07:55AMCologne Hbf1h18 09:13AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:23AMCologne Hbf1h08 09:31AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h04 09:48AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:53AMCologne Hbf2h29 11:22AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:54AMCologne Hbf1h34 10:28AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:54AMCologne Hbf1h15 10:09AMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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09:28AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h03 10:31AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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09:35AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h13 10:48AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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09:53AMCologne Hbf2h16 12:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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09:55AMCologne Hbf1h18 11:13AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:18AMCologne Hbf1h13 11:31AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:34AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h14 11:48AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:53AMCologne Hbf2h29 01:22PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:54AMCologne Hbf1h34 12:28PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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10:54AMCologne Hbf1h15 12:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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11:16AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h27 12:43PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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11:30AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h18 12:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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11:53AMCologne Hbf2h16 02:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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11:55AMCologne Hbf1h18 01:13PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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12:18PMCologne Hbf1h13 01:31PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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12:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h04 01:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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12:53PMCologne Hbf2h30 03:23PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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12:54PMCologne Hbf1h15 02:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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01:19PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h07 02:26PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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01:32PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h16 02:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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01:53PMCologne Hbf2h16 04:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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01:55PMCologne Hbf1h18 03:13PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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02:01PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h23 03:24PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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02:27PMCologne Hbf1h04 03:31PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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02:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h04 03:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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02:53PMCologne Hbf2h29 05:22PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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02:54PMCologne Hbf1h15 04:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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02:54PMCologne Hbf1h31 04:25PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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03:21PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h10 04:31PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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03:36PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h12 04:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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03:53PMCologne Hbf2h16 06:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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03:55PMCologne Hbf1h18 05:13PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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04:01PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h23 05:24PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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04:20PMCologne Hbf1h11 05:31PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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04:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h04 05:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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04:53PMCologne Hbf2h29 07:22PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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04:54PMCologne Hbf1h31 06:25PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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04:54PMCologne Hbf1h15 06:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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05:21PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h10 06:31PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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05:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h04 06:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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05:53PMCologne Hbf2h16 08:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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06:02PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h22 07:24PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:19PMCologne Hbf1h12 07:31PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h04 07:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:53PMCologne Hbf2h29 09:22PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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06:54PMCologne Hbf1h15 08:09PMFrankfurt (Main) Süd
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06:54PMCologne Hbf1h34 08:28PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:16PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h14 08:30PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:22PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h08 08:30PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:30PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h18 08:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:53PMCologne Hbf2h20 10:13PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:55PMCologne Hbf1h18 09:13PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:17PMCologne Hbf1h14 09:31PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:33PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h15 09:48PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:53PMCologne Hbf2h19 11:12PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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08:54PMCologne Hbf1h19 10:13PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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09:28PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h03 10:31PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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09:53PMCologne Hbf2h20 12:13AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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09:55PMCologne Hbf1h17 11:12PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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11:53PMCologne Hbf2h29 02:22AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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11:55PMCologne Hbf1h15 01:10AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main

Showing times and prices for Jun 30

Fastest Journey

1 h 3 m

Average

1 h 32 m

Trains per day

80

Distance

153 km

Of the 80 trains that leave Cologne for Frankfurt am Main every day 49 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:28AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h03 10:31AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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09:28PMCologne Messe/Deutz1h03 10:31PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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07:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz1h04 08:48AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
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Overview: Train from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance94 miles (152 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price$19 (€17)
frequencyTrain frequency37 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 37 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain

Trains from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main cover the 94 miles (152 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 14 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 37 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $19 (€17), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $11 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.

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

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main from $11 (€10). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

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 between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main. 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.

Cologne to Frankfurt am Main train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 21 min
  • Average Price: $11
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 37 a day


Trains from Cologne to Frankfurt

There are frequent daily trains from Cologne to Frankfurt operated by Deutsche Bahn. The vast majority of these trains are direct, and there are a few indirect connections available that stop over in Mainz or Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbf. The frequency of departures does not vary much across weekdays and weekends, and passengers have their choices of departures scheduled evenly throughout the day. 

Which train companies travel from Cologne to Frankfurt?

Deutsche Bahn makes the vast majority of the train journeys between these two German cities, and passengers have their choice of various direct trains throughout the week. Each week there are also a few indirect trains with connections run by Vlexx. 

How long is the train from Cologne to Frankfurt?

Deutsche Bahn makes the 106-mile journey from Cologne to Frankfurt with a travel time of between 1 hour and 3 hours and 13 minutes. The fastest train is just after 9:30 p.m. on weekends and in the afternoons on weekdays, and the majority of the fastest trains are direct. The indirect trains typically make one short stop along the way.

How many trains are there from Cologne to Frankfurt?

On weekdays and weekends, there are over 40 daily trains along this route. Train departures are most frequent in the mornings and evenings, with several leaving each hour. The earliest weekday train is at around 2:00 a.m. and takes 2 hours and 48 minutes to reach Frankfurt. On weekends, this is slightly closer to 3:00 a.m.

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

Departure train station: Trains depart from either Cologne Messe/Deutz or Cologne Hauptbahnhof. Cologne Messe/Deutz is a mile long walk across the river from central Cologne. Passengers can also travel from Messe/Deutz to Hauptbahnhof in 2 minutes on the bus. Hauptbahnhof is an 8 to 10-minute walk along Germany's Rhine river to reach Cologne's city center.

Arrival train station: Trains arrive at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, which is almost a mile from central Frankfurt and takes roughly 20 minutes to walk. Passengers traveling to make a flight can also connect on to Frankfurt Airport via an 11 to 15-minute train ride.


Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Frankfurt

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Cologne to Frankfurt. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Cologne to Frankfurt and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main

Travel by train 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 to Frankfurt am Main.
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If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cologne to Frankfurt am Main trains for as little as $11 (€10)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Frankfurt am Main train to cost on average $19 (€17)  one way.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Frankfurt am Main from Cologne by train to be approximately 94 miles (152 km).
While the time it takes to travel 94 miles (152 km) from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Frankfurt am Main train journey time is on average 1 h 14 min.

Some of the Cologne train stations to Frankfurt am Main you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Frankfurt am Main include Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.

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 Frankfurt am Main, called Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, is located around 9.3 miles (15 km) away from its city center.

When taking a train from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain for the best way to get you to Frankfurt am Main. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Frankfurt am Main from Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 37 direct trains per day from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
On average, there are 37 trains a day from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Cologne at 4: 53 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 9: 59 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $19 (€17) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Frankfurt am Main
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 Frankfurt am Main.
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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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