Frankfurt am Main to Cologne

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68 trains from $23
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75 trains from $23
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Bus
Flight
Fri
May 24
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$13Eurolines France
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Sat
May 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$320Lufthansa
Sun
May 26
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$344Lufthansa
Mon
May 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$330Lufthansa
Tue
May 28
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$12Flixbus
$303Lufthansa
Wed
May 29
$28Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$414Lufthansa
Thu
May 30
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$367Lufthansa
Fri
May 31
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$260Lufthansa
Sat
Jun 1
$17Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$242Lufthansa
Sun
Jun 2
$28Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$378Lufthansa
Mon
Jun 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$303Lufthansa
Tue
Jun 4
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$284Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Jun 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$303Lufthansa
Thu
Jun 6
$23Deutsche Bahn
$10Eurolines France
$300Lufthansa
Fri
Jun 7
$28Deutsche Bahn with connection
$14Flixbus
$277Lufthansa
Sat
Jun 8
$26Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$213Lufthansa
Sun
Jun 9
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$242Lufthansa
Mon
Jun 10
$26Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$274Lufthansa
Tue
Jun 11
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$280Lufthansa
Wed
Jun 12
$23Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$280Lufthansa
Thu
Jun 13
$23Deutsche Bahn
$10Eurolines France
$265Lufthansa

Travel from Frankfurt to Cologne: Journey Details

There are no practical or economical methods of flying between the cities of Frankfurt am Main and Cologne; however, the journey can be made by either bus and train. Making the journey by train is slightly quicker than by bus for travelers in Germany, but both have direct routes leaving and arriving in the city centers of Frankfurt and Cologne.

Return trips from Cologne to Frankfurt are also available.

Buses from Frankfurt to Cologne

There are 11 daily direct buses from Frankfurt to Cologne are operated by Postbus, Eurolines, Megabus, RegioJet, and SemiTimes with journey times of between 2 and 4 hours. Departures commence at around 3:00 a.m. and continue until just before 8:00 p.m. Postbus, RegioJet and Eurolines depart from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and terminate at Cologne Flughafen Station. Semi Times buses leave from Frankfurt Sudbahnhof and finish on Gummersbacherstrasse while Megabus departures are from Pforzheimerstrasse into Flughafen. All departure and arrival points are within walking distance of tourist attractions and conveniently located to join the cities' efficient public transport networks.

Trains from Frankfurt to Cologne

Direct Deutsche Bahn trains from Frankfurt to Cologne commence at just before 4:00 a.m. with frequent departures throughout the day until around 11:30 p.m. The journey takes approximately 1.5 hours. Trains depart from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof which is well situated for the city center's transport network of S and U-Bahn trains, buses and night buses. Trains arrive at Cologne Hauptbahnhof, located next to the cathedral and linked to the rest of the city by local buses and the Cologne Stadtbahn light rail system. Both stations have car rentals and taxis.

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Best fares from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne

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Sun, May 26
Bus
Flixbus
02:002h04:00
Frankfurt am MainCologne
Sun, May 26
Train
Deutsche Bahn
05:422h 23m08:05
Frankfurt am MainCologne
Sun, May 26
Flight
Lufthansa
06:154h 10m10:25
Frankfurt am MainCologne
Fastest Way to Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne
Thu, May 30
Train
Deutsche Bahn
17:291h 4m18:33
Frankfurt am MainCologne
Fri, May 31
Train
Deutsche Bahn
08:101h 4m09:14
Frankfurt am MainCologne
Wed, Jun 5
Train
Deutsche Bahn
03:291h 4m04:33
Frankfurt am MainCologne
Return Journeys from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main
Sun, May 26
Bus
Karat-S
10:153h13:15
CologneFrankfurt am Main
Sun, May 26
Train
Deutsche Bahn
20:052h 25m22:30
CologneFrankfurt am Main
Sun, May 26
Flight
Lufthansa
04:356h 25m11:00
CologneFrankfurt am Main
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Frankfurt am Main
Cologne
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