Duration 46 min
Distance 39.5 km
Average price 22€
Frequency 7/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Düsseldorf takes 46 min and the fastest train takes 20 min. The train runs at least 7 times per hour from Cologne to Düsseldorf. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Koeln Hbf
  2. Düsseldorf
25 min
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1€ - 70€

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Duesseldorf Hbf. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Düsseldorf is 34 km. The road distance is 39.5 km.

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Cologne to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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Cologne to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Cologne and Düsseldorf?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 16€ - 22€ and the journey takes 25 min. Eight other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 22€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
National Express Rail
VRR
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Thalys
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 35€

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€

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