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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  22 min

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

$3 - $35

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Cologne 24.3 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  44 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Cologne Hbf

$35 - $50

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Düsseldorf to Cologne 24 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Cologne 24 miles

$5 - $8

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Düsseldorf to Cologne every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 22 min. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Cologne 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 44 min.

Train operators
DB Regio NRW - RB33
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Hbf to Deutz, Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
avv.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Düsseldorf to Cologne Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Düsseldorf to Cologne
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Düsseldorf to Cologne
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Taxi Düsseldorf eG
Phone
+49 211/33333
Website
taxi-duesseldorf.com
Michael Gerst Taxibetrieb
Phone
+49 211/327760
Kinder-Taxi
Phone
+49 211/2601307
DGS GmbH
Phone
+49 211 99 22 000
Website
dgs-grossraumtaxi.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Düsseldorf and Cologne is 34 km. The road distance is 38 km.

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Cologne is to train which takes 22 min and costs 3€ - 28€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Cologne Hbf. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

The train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.