Düsseldorf to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf to Cologne

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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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Train schedule from Düsseldorf to Cologne

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12:08AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h26 12:34AMCologne Hbf
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12:27AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h26 12:53AMCologne Hbf
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06:17AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h35 06:52AMCologne Hbf
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06:51AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h24 07:15AMCologne Hbf
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08:47AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h35 09:22AMCologne Hbf
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09:10AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h33 09:43AMCologne Hbf
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09:20AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h26 09:46AMCologne Hbf
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09:24AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h25 09:49AMCologne Hbf
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09:49AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h24 10:13AMCologne Hbf
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10:09AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h34 10:43AMCologne Hbf
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10:19AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h26 10:45AMCologne Hbf
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10:44AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h28 11:12AMCologne Hbf
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10:51AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h32 11:23AMCologne Hbf
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11:05AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h33 11:38AMCologne Hbf
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11:24AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h25 11:49AMCologne Hbf
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11:32AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h25 11:57AMCologne Hbf
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11:44AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h28 12:12PMCologne Hbf
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11:49AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h26 12:15PMCologne Hbf
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12:24PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h26 12:50PMCologne Hbf
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12:52PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h27 01:19PMCologne Hbf
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01:05PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h34 01:39PMCologne Hbf
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01:24PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h25 01:49PMCologne Hbf
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01:33PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h33 02:06PMCologne Hbf
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01:50PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h24 02:14PMCologne Hbf
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01:51PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h27 02:18PMCologne Hbf
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02:49PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h34 03:23PMCologne Hbf
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03:08PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h35 03:43PMCologne Hbf
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03:24PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h26 03:50PMCologne Hbf
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03:45PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h28 04:13PMCologne Hbf
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04:44PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h35 05:19PMCologne Hbf
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06:06PMDüsseldorf Hbf0h26 06:32PMCologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Düsseldorf to Cologne

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Fastest Journey

24 m

Average

28 m

Trains per day

62

Distance

34 km

Of the 62 trains that leave Düsseldorf for Cologne every day 45 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:49AMDüsseldorf Hbf0h24 10:13AMCologne Hbf
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Overview: Train from Düsseldorf to Cologne

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
durationAverage train duration26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$6 (€5)
frequencyTrain frequency121 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 118 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFlixbus, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express

Trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne cover the 21 miles (34 km) long journey taking on average 26 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express. Normally, there are 121 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $6 (€5), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $3 (€3). Travelers depart most frequently from Düsseldorf Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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

You can travel by train between Düsseldorf and Cologne with FlixBus, Deutsche Bahn and Thalys for as low as $3 (€3). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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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.

    Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Düsseldorf to Cologne train.

    Deutsche Bahn from Düsseldorf to Cologne train information:

    • Average Duration: 27 min
    • Average Price: $13
    • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 32 a day

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

    One of the best ways to travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne is by taking a train with Thalys. Omio helps you find the ideal Thalys train from Düsseldorf to Cologne by showing you Thalys current train schedules and timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Düsseldorf to Cologne route. You can expect to travel 21 miles (34 km) from Düsseldorf to Cologne on a train with Thalys. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between Düsseldorf and 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. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your Thalys train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip to Cologne from Düsseldorf!

    Train information from Düsseldorf to Cologne with Thalys:

    • Average Duration: 31 min
    • Thalys frequency: 3 a day

    Trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne

    Trains are the most popular way to get around Germany on the efficient network provided by the country's major railway company DB. The train from Düsseldorf to Cologne is a popular journey and trains along this route are highly frequent and convenient. Deutsche Bahn (DB) operates 40 to 50 daily routes between these cities, covering the 24 miles (40 km) in 22 to 39 minutes. Most trains are under 32 minutes. A vast majority of trains to Cologne are direct, roughly 10 of the 50 daily trains offer indirect routes. It is worth noting that Indirect trains often have a travel time similar to that of direct routes. Indirect trains stop once along the way in Cologne Messe for seven to ten minutes on average. 

    Düsseldorf to Cologne Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are 40 to 50 daily Düsseldorf to Cologne trains. The majority of trains are direct, and the departure schedule is highly convenient for those traveling all hours of the day and night. There are typically two trains around midnight, as well as single departures around 2:30 a.m., 4:45 a.m., and 5:00 a.m. After these DB operates multiple trains every hour until final departures around 11:00 p.m. The departure schedule does not vary greatly across weekdays and weekends, although Sunday evenings see slightly more frequent evening and nighttime departures than during the week. 

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

    The train from Düsseldorf to Cologne takes 22 to 39 minutes to make the 24 miles (40 km) journey. Most direct trains take 22 to 30 minutes on average. Although the fastest trains are typically direct, the indirect trains along this route are efficient and typically between 30 and 39 minutes in duration. Indirect trains change once in Cologne Messe for efficient connections averaging seven to 10 minutes. 

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

    Departure train station: Trains depart Düsseldorf from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (Hbf). The station is equipped with 24/7 mobility services for passengers with limited mobility, as well as luggage lockers for rent, restrooms, and 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi. Passengers with limited mobility should call DB in advance of traveling to ensure their needs are met. The station is wheelchair-accessible and travelers will also find dining opportunities at Düsseldorf Station. 

    Arrival station: Trains arrive in Cologne at Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Hbf). Cologne Station has luggage lockers, 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi, ATMs, and numerous dining and shopping amenities to keep arriving passengers satisfied. Passengers with limited mobility can fully access this station, but those requiring assistance with luggage or navigating the stations should let DB know in advance of traveling. 

    Which train companies travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

    Trains along this route are operated by German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB). DB is a major provider of routes all across Europe. DB trains along this route are highly convenient, frequent and efficient.

    Deutsche Bahn Düsseldorf to Cologne

    DB operates 40 to 50 daily trains along this route. The train from Düsseldorf to Cologne operates with IC or ICE trains, which are Intercity or Intercity Express trains. ICE trains are high-speed trains which are typically roughly ten minutes faster than regular trains, making no stops along the way, while IC trains may make stops in major cities. Trains are direct and indirect, and have durations between 22 and 39 minutes.

    Düsseldorf to Cologne Trains: Services on Board 

    DB ICE and IC trains along this route offer two cabin classes: First and Second class. First class cabins are quieter, with wider seats and seat reservations, and the use of the DB lounges available at some stations. First and Second class cabins provide free Wi-Fi, power outlets for charging devices, and on-board catering. DB provides services to those with limited mobility including accompaniment throughout the station and around the train, as well as boarding and alighting the train. Passengers with limited mobility should let DB know 48 hours in advance of travel to ensure DB is adequately prepared for any specific needs. 

    How to find cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

    Book in advance to find great train tickets from Düsseldorf to Cologne. Some train tickets across Europe are available months in advance, and planning ahead is one of the best ways to find great deals. For more last-minute trips, try to be as flexible as possible with the travel dates, selecting dates three days either side of the intended journey to and from Cologne. Lastly, choose slower trains or train journeys with more connections, as these are often the cheapest alternatives.

    Deutsche Bahn trains from Dusseldorf to Cologne

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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 Dusseldorf to Cologne. 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 Dusseldorf to Cologne and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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    Travel Tips: Trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne

    Travel by train to Cologne 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 Düsseldorf to Cologne.
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    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne to cost as little as $3 (€3)  in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Düsseldorf to Cologne train to cost on average $6 (€5)  one way.
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Cologne from Düsseldorf by train to be approximately 21 miles (34 km).
    The train time between Düsseldorf and Cologne is on average 26 min  for the 21 miles (34 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking a train from Düsseldorf, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Düsseldorf Hbf, Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal and Düsseldorf-Benrath. When you arrive in Cologne, your train can arrive in train stations including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Düsseldorf Hbf   to Köln Hbf.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Düsseldorf Hbf, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.

    For the best Düsseldorf to Cologne train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Flixbus, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn, Thalys or National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Düsseldorf to Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Yes, there are 118 direct trains per day from Düsseldorf to Cologne 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 buy your train ticket.
    On average, there are 121 trains a day from Düsseldorf to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train for this route departs from Düsseldorf at 5: 50 AM. The last train leaves from Düsseldorf at 9: 55 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Düsseldorf to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you book a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Cologne 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 Düsseldorf and Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    Düsseldorf Hbf is the most popular Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf for your trip to Cologne.
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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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