There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

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Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice / ...

$3 - $24

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  48 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Düsseldorf 24.6 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  43 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to Düsseldorf

$35 - $50

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

Questions & Answers

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 3€ - 20€ and takes 20 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 train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf takes 20 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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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 Hbf and arriving at Düsseldorf Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Düsseldorf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 20 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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