There are 7 ways to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 17 min

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

$35 - $60

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Bus FlixBus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 128 / ...

$6 - $18

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Train via Siegburg/Bonn  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Siegburg Bf S19 / ...
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$53 - $83

Train via Siegburg/Bonn #2  •  2 h 29 min

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

$42 - $72

Bus Eurolines DE  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Bonn Airport to Frankfurt Hbf

$40 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main 112.4 miles

$23 - $35

Train, fly  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$102 - $292

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne Bonn Airport and arriving at Frankfurt Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln/Bonn Flughafen and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Cologne/Bonn Airport Station and Frankfurt am Main is 139 km. The road distance is 179.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs .

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The train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 1 h 17 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport station.

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Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln/Bonn Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 87.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between Cologne/Bonn Airport Station, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Siegburg Bf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
avv.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Bonn Airport to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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, Hbf. Südseite, Pforzheimer Straße
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
regiojet.com

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Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main is 180 km. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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