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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice / ...

$40 - $60

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Bus Deinbus  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$12 - $18

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...

$46 - $75

Bus Eurolines DE  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne

$35 - $60

Night train  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$40 - $60

Drive  •  1h 46m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne 117.9 miles

$24 - $40

Fly, train  •  3h 27m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz

$97 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne is to bus which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne is to train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt am Main and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Hbf and Cologne is 152 km. The road distance is 188.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 1h 5m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne bus services, operated by Deinbus, depart from Frankfurt am Main station.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne is to train which takes 1h 5m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 2h 43m.

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  • Distance: 95 miles
  • Duration: 1h 5m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Hbf, Hesse, Germany and Cologne, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1h 5m. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50m
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de

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

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Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne bus services, operated by Deinbus, arrive at Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne is 189 km. It takes approximately 1h 46m to drive from Frankfurt Hbf to Cologne.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 997+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Hbf to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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