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There are 7 ways to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus and ferry, bus, night bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

35€ - 50€

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Bus and ferry  •  2h 33m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Frankfurt am Main

5€ - 8€

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Train via Siegburg/Bonn  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Siegburg/Bonn 33396 / ...
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

21€ - 67€

Bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne South to Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. Cbg002 / ...

6€ - 14€

Night bus  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the night bus from Cologne - Airport to Frankfurt - Main station Dusseldorf > Cologne - Airport > Frankfurt - Main station > Mannheim > Stuttgart - Airport > Ulm > Munich - Bus station

9€ - 12€

Drive  •  1h 32m

  1. Drive from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 177.7 km

19€ - 28€

Towncar  •  1h 32m

  1. Take a town car from Cologne Bonn Airport to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 177.7 km

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train

The train journey time between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is around 1h 13m and covers a distance of around 170 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 3m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train service departs from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 32 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train schedules

Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and ferry which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 2h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport and arriving at Frankfurt am Main. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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It is 139 km from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). It is approximately 177.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 1h 15m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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The train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 1h 15m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne South station.

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Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 1h 15m and costs 35€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 14€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 138.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 15m

What companies run services between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 1h 15m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost 5€ - 8€ and the journey takes 2h 28m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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/Bonn Flughafen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

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 Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
29€ - 40€
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne South to Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str.
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne - Airport to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from Cologne - Airport to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Karat-S
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 2 to Frankfurt am Main, Mannheimer Str. Area B
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
RegioJet
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Cologne Bonn Airport to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)

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Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. station.

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Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 178 km. It takes approximately 1h 32m to drive from Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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