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Duration 44 min
Distance 38.3 km
Average price 16€
Frequency 8/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Düsseldorf and Cologne takes 44 min and the fastest train takes 21 min. The train runs at least 8 times per hour from Düsseldorf to Cologne. 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. Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Cologne
26 min
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1€ - 70€

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Cologne is 34 km. The road distance is 38.3 km.

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

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

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What companies run services between Düsseldorf and Cologne?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 26 min. 12 other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
26 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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€

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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Flixtrain
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
Flixtrain
Nxg
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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nationalexpress.de
National Express
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gleis 11-12
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 10 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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Dutch Railways (NS)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 22€

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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 22€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 13€
1st Class
15€ - 22€
Thalys
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€

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