There are 5 ways to get from Duisburg 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  •  36 min

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

$20 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Duisburg to Cologne 40.2 miles

$4 - $7

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Duisburg ZOB to Köln ZOB

$35 - $55

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

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 - $30 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 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min.

Train operators
DB Regio NRW - RB33
Website
avv.de
Train from Duisburg, Duisburg Hbf to Köln, Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
avv.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 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
41 min
Frequency
5 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 Duisburg ZOB to Köln ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Duisburg to Cologne
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $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
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 Duisburg and Cologne is 57 km. The road distance is 64 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Duisburg to Cologne is to train which takes 36 min and costs 17€ - 35€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duisburg Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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.

The train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 36 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.