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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  •  1h 17m

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

$35 - $60

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Bus FlixBus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 068 / ...

$6 - $17

5 alternative options

Train via Koln Messe/Deutz  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt ICE International / ...

$56 - $78

Train via Siegburg/Bonn  •  2h 29m

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

$42 - $72

Bus Eurolines DE  •  2h 37m

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

$40 - $55

Drive  •  1h 40m

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

$23 - $35

Train, fly  •  3h 40m

  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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The cheapest way to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 5€ - 15€ and takes 2h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 1h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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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 1h 17m.

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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 1h 17m and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 1h 17m 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 1h 17m and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 15€ and takes 2h 10m.

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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: 1h 17m

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 1h 17m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 2h 5m. RegioJet also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
52m
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
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
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
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
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, Mannheimer Str. Area B
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Bonn Airport to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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

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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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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 1h 40m 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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