Duration 1h 21m
Distance 178.1 km
Average price 30€
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) takes 1h 21m and the fastest train takes 47 min. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA). 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. Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
55 min
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18€ - 70€

Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Cologne and Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The earliest departure is at 06:55 in the morning, and the last departure from Cologne is at 23:53 which arrives into Frankfurt Airport (FRA) at 02:19. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 1h 21m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 151 km. The road distance is 178.1 km.

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Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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What companies run services between Cologne and Frankfurt Airport (FRA)?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf hourly. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€

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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 45€

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€

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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Nightjet

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