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There are 6 ways to get from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne by train, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 32134 train, train  •  37 min

  1. Take the line 32134 train from Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal to Duesseldorf Hbf 32134 / ...
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...

€7 - €73

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Train via Duesseldorf Flughafen  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf Re / ...

€11 - €75

Train  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal to Koeln Hbf 32134 / ...

€9 - €14

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne 47.5 km

€110 - €130

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne 47.5 km

€5 - €8

Towncar  •  36 min

  1. Take a town car from Dusseldorf Airport to Cologne 47.5 km

Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne by train

The train journey time between Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) and Cologne is around 58 min and covers a distance of around 48 km. The fastest train normally takes 40 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne train service departs from Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal and arrives in Koeln Hbf. Typically 345 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
58 min
Fastest train time:
40 min
Trains per week:
345
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:24
Last train departs at:
23:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 18, 2021

Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) → Cologne
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne is to drive which costs €5 - €8 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne is to taxi which costs €110 - €130 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 22m.

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The distance between Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) and Cologne is 41 km. The road distance is 47.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne without a car is to line 32134 train and train which takes 37 min and costs €7 - €75.

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It takes approximately 37 min to get from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne, including transfers.

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Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal station.

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Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne is 47 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne.

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  • Distance: 40.6 km
  • Duration: 37 min

What companies run services between Dusseldorf Airport (DUS), Germany and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne via Duesseldorf Hbf in around 37 min.

Train operators
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Thalys
Standard
€35 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €65
Premium
€50 - €70
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€15 - €22
Other operators
Taxi from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) to Cologne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
€110 - €130
Taxi Düsseldorf eG
Phone
+49 211/33333
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
Jayride
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Dusseldorf Airport to Cologne

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