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

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Train  •  36 min

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

$6 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Duisburg to Cologne 40.2 miles

$3 - $7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Duisburg ZOB to Köln ZOB

$35 - $50

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Duisburg to Cologne 40.2 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Duisburg to Cologne 40.2 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Duisburg to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 6€ and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Duisburg to Cologne is to train which costs 6€ - 35€ and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Duisburg ZOB and arriving at Köln ZOB. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duisburg Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Duisburg and Cologne is 57 km. The road distance is 64.3 km.

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The best way to get from Duisburg to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs 6€ - 35€.

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The train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Duisburg to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Duisburg ZOB station.

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

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The best way to get from Duisburg to Cologne is to train which takes 36 min and costs 6€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Duisburg to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 35.6 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Duisburg to Cologne every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $29 and the journey takes 36 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Duisburg to Cologne once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 5 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 Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$22 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $50
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Duisburg, Duisburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Duisburg ZOB to Köln ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Duisburg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Duisburg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Taxi Dina
Phone
+49 201/8308877
Website
taxi-dina.de
Trans-Port-Essen
Phone
+49 201/706090
Website
trans-port-essen.de
Kinder-Taxi
Phone
+49 211/2601307
DGS GmbH
Phone
+49 211 99 22 000
Website
dgs-grossraumtaxi.de
Michael Gerst Taxibetrieb
Phone
+49 211/327760
Taxi Düsseldorf eG
Phone
+49 211/33333
Website
taxi-duesseldorf.com

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Duisburg to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln ZOB station.

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Duisburg to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Duisburg to Cologne is 64 km. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Duisburg to Cologne.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Duisburg and Cologne. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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