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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  47 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen Ice

$35 - $55

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 328 / ...

$6 - $18

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Train via Siegburg/Bonn  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn Ice
  2. Take the train from Siegburg Bf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf S19 / ...

$42 - $66

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) 105 miles

$22 - $35

Fly, train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf

$93 - $277

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) is to bus which costs 5€ - 16€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Cologne, Cologne South, Airport. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 47 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) is 138 km. The road distance is 167.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) without a car is to train which takes 47 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

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The train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen takes 47 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) is to train which takes 47 min and costs 30€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 16€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN).
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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 47 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $18 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. RegioJet also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
S-Bahn Köln
Website
avv.de
Train from Siegburg Bf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
avv.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flg.,Terminal 1, Busparkplatz P36 to Cologne/Bonn Airport, Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
regiojet.com

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Cologne, Cologne South, Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln/Bonn Flughafen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) is 168 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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