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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 5 min

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

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Cologne 118.2 miles

$8 - $19

5 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport 028 / ...

$10 - $17

Bus Eurolines DE  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne

$9 - $60

Night train  •  2 h 35 min

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

$45 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne 118.9 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$85 - $282

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 16€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne is 153 km. The road distance is 190.2 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt am Main and arriving at Cologne. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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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 Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Cologne, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 5 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

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
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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