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

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

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Train  •  22 min

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

$3 - $35

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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

$95 - $120

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Cologne 24 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

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

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

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Cologne is 34 km. The road distance is 38.4 km.

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The train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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Düsseldorf to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 21.4 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

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 - $23 and the journey takes 22 min. Four 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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Dasselstr./Bf Süd
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 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
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
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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
$95 - $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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