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from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne

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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.

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne, 85,60% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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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.