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There are 4 ways to get from Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) by train, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  54m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

30€ - 50€

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Night train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the night train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Nj / ...

40€ - 60€

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 111.3 miles

20€ - 30€

Train, fly  •  2h 51m

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

78€ - 244€

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 1h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 54m.

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The distance between Cologne and Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 151 km. The road distance is 178.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) without a car is to train which takes 54m and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf takes 54m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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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 to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is 178 km. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

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  • Distance: 94.3 miles
  • Duration: 54m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) hourly. Tickets cost 30€ - 50€ and the journey takes 54m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
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 Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
17€ - 35€
1st Class
30€ - 40€

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