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There are 5 ways to get from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum by train, tram, bus, taxi or car

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Train, tram  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf 91 / ...
  2. Take the tram from Essen Hbf to Essen Zollverein 107

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Train  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Essen Zollverein Nord Bf Rb32 / ...

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Bus  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Essen

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum 75.6 km

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum 75.6 km

Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum by train, tram and walk

The journey time between Cologne and Red Dot Design Museum is around 1h 8m and covers a distance of around 87 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, National Express, Abellio and others, the Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum service departs from Köln Hbf and arrives in Red Dot Design Museum. Typically 1195 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Cologne → Red Dot Design Museum
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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum is to drive which costs €9 - €14 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum is to taxi which costs €160 - €200 and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum. However, there are services departing from Cologne and arriving at Essen Zollverein via Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Essen Zollverein via Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 8m.

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The distance between Cologne and Red Dot Design Museum is 62 km. The road distance is 75.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum without a car is to train and tram which takes 1h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 8m to get from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum, including transfers.

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Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Cologne station.

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Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum is to train which takes 1h 15m and costs €10 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum.
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  • Distance: 62 km
  • Duration: 1h 8m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Red Dot Design Museum, Germany?

You can take a train from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum via Duisburg Hbf and Essen Zollverein Nord Bf in around 1h 15m. Alternatively, Autokar Polska operates a bus from Cologne to Essen twice a week. Tickets cost €30 - €50 and the journey takes 1h 12m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Essen-Zollverein Nord
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Essen Zollverein Nord Bf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Essen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Essen Zollverein Nord Bf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Essen central station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €85
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €60
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€55 - €80
Essener Verkehrs AG, Straßenbahn
Website
delfi.de
Tram from Essen Hbf to Essen Zollverein
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.de
Ruhrbahn GmbH
Phone
+49 201 8261234
Website
ruhrbahn.de
Tram from Essen Hauptbahnhof to Essen Zollverein
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Ruhrbahn GmbH
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Essen Zollverein Nord Bf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Cologne to Essen
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Other operators
Taxi from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
€160 - €200
TaxiCologne
Phone
+49 172 5225454
Website
taxicologne.de
Taxi Zentrale Köln
Phone
+49 162 4164152
Website
cologne-cab.com
Taxi Cologne
Phone
+49 151 51082191
Taxi Call Cologne
Phone
+49 221/2882
Website
taxiruf.de

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Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Essen station.

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Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum train services, operated by ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH, arrive at Essen Zollverein Nord Bf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum is 76 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Cologne to Red Dot Design Museum.

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