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Cologne to Frankfurt by bus

The journey from Cologne to Frankfurt by bus is 94.95 mi and takes 3 hr 4 min. There are 36 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:15 AM and the last at 11:35 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Frankfurt by bus for as little as $0.09 or as much as $74.45. The best price for this journey is $0.09.

Lowest Price$0.09
Journey Duration3 hr 4 min
Connection per Day36
Lowest Price$0.09
Highest Price$74.45
First Departure2:15 AM
Last Departure11:35 PM
Distance94.95 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalFrankfurt
CarriersFlixBus DACH GmbH, FlixBusMore

Cologne to Frankfurt Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024

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What's the best way to get from Cologne to Frankfurt? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Cologne to Frankfurt, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Cologne to Frankfurt?

On average, a bus ticket from Cologne to Frankfurt will cost you $13.59. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $0.09. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Frankfurt. On average, though, you'll pay about $13.59 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Cologne to Frankfurt by bus?

The distance between Cologne to Frankfurt is approximately 94.95 mi. In general, it will take you about 3 hr 4 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Cologne and Frankfurt runs for about 94.95 mi and usually takes approximately 3 hr 4 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 1 hr 55 min. If you are trying to get from Cologne to Frankfurt as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many daily journeys are there from Cologne to Frankfurt?

On average, there are 36 daily departures from Cologne to Frankfurt. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 32 departures from Cologne which travel directly to Frankfurt. There are 4 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Frankfurt. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Frankfurt, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Frankfurt.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $4.62 to $10.73 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 57% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt

The cheapest Cologne - Frankfurt bus tickets can be found for as low as $7.45 if you’re lucky, or $9.92 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $14.37.

Find the best day to travel to Frankfurt by bus

When travelling to Frankfurt by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

RegioJet is a private railway company that operates in several European countries, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Austria. The company was founded in 2009 and started operating in the Czech Republic in 2011. RegioJet offers various types of train services, including long-distance trains, regional trains, and buses.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Frankfurt

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain and RegioJet when traveling from Cologne to Frankfurt.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Standard

Standard ticket offers a balance between affordability and comfort. Passengers can expect plush seating and free Wi-Fi, making it a great choice for budget-conscious travellers.
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Low cost

Low cost is the most affordable option for those who want to travel without any additional amenities. However, passengers can still enjoy free Wi-Fi and a peaceful journey.
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Relax

Passengers who want to travel in luxury can opt for the Relax ticket, which offers spacious leather seats and a relaxing atmosphere. This is a great option for those who want to unwind during their journey.
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Business

Business ticket guarantees privacy and comfort, with priority service and helpful on-board staff. This is an ideal choice for those who want a seamless and stress-free journey.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
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Stay connected with onboard free WiFi. Use the Regiojet app or the screens in newer trains for entertainment..
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Business class passengers can benefit from a quiet compartment for a peaceful journey.
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Every seat is equipped with its own power socket.
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Feel free to bring along luggage that's easy to load. If your bags don't fit under or above your seat, no worries! The crew is here to help find a spot that won't hinder others. Just a heads up, please ensure none of your items are hazardous for everyone's safety.
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Regiojet trains have designated spaces for wheelchair users.
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Onboard, a diverse menu of drinks and snacks is accessible via the Regiojet app. All passengers receive a complimentary water bottle, while those in Relax or Business Class are treated to a free Italian coffee or mint tea.
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All coaches come equipped with air conditioning.
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RegioJet allows the transport of bicycles, small scooters, and prams on their trains with prior reservation and restrictions. Bicycles and small scooters must be placed on racks or in reserved compartments, while prams that cannot be folded can be transported at the beginning or end of the train set or in specially reserved places. However, the crew can refuse transport for safety or space reasons.
Services on board FlixBus, FlixTrain and RegioJet from Cologne to Frankfurt
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Frankfurt by bus.
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Cologne to Frankfurt CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
10.7kg
Bus
11.46kg
Flight
30.56kg
Car
24.45kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Frankfurt?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Frankfurt is $13.59. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $0.09.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Frankfurt?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Frankfurt is $0.09. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Frankfurt by bus?
Cologne to Frankfurt is 94.95 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Frankfurt take?
Cologne to Frankfurt is on average 3 hr 4 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 55 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Frankfurt?
The bus journey from Cologne to Frankfurt is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus DACH GmbH, FlixBus, FlixTrain, RegioJet and BlaBlaCar Bus.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Frankfurt?
Cologne to Frankfurt has 36 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Frankfurt leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Frankfurt departs at 2:15 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Frankfurt depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Frankfurt departs at 11:35 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Frankfurt in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $0.09 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Frankfurt?
There are on average 32 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Frankfurt.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Frankfurt by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Frankfurt is 1 hr 55 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Frankfurt?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Frankfurt.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Frankfurt by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Frankfurt creates 11.46kg of CO2 emissions.

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