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There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice / ...

$8 - $23

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Düsseldorf 24.6 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  43 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Düsseldorf

$35 - $50

Night train  •  32 min

  1. Take the night train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl. 9-10 to Düsseldorf Hbf Ic / ...

$4 - $9

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cologne to Düsseldorf 24.2 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Düsseldorf 24.2 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Düsseldorf is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Düsseldorf is to train which costs 7€ - 20€ and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 and arriving at Düsseldorf Hbf. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Düsseldorf is 34 km. The road distance is 38.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 19 min and costs 7€ - 20€.

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The train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf takes 19 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Cologne to Düsseldorf bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Cologne Hbf station.

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Cologne to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Düsseldorf is to train which takes 19 min and costs 7€ - 20€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 21.4 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Düsseldorf, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Düsseldorf hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 19 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Düsseldorf 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 43 min.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
avv.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
bahn.de
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl. 9-10 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Cologne to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Taxi Cologne
Phone
+49 151 51082191
Website
taxicologne.de
Taxi Call Cologne
Phone
+49 221/2882
Website
taxiruf.de
Cologne Taxi
Phone
+49 221/88884455
Website
cologne-taxi.com

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Cologne to Düsseldorf bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Düsseldorf station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Düsseldorf is 39 km. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Cologne to Düsseldorf.

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There are 1060+ hotels available in Düsseldorf. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cologne and Düsseldorf. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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