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Duration 1h 27m
Distance 190.2 km
Average price 35€
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne takes 1h 27m and the fastest train takes 1h. There is an hourly train service from Frankfurt am Main 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. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Cologne
1h 1m
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30€ - 75€

Frankfurt am Main to Cologne train times

Trains run hourly between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne. The service departs Frankfurt am Main at 22:10 at night, which arrives into Cologne at 23:37. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 1h 27m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne is 153 km. The road distance is 190.2 km.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 hourly. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 1h 1m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Nightjet
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 23€

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