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Frankfurt to Cologne by bus

The journey from Frankfurt to Cologne by bus is 94.95 mi and takes 2 hr 49 min. There are 41 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:05 AM and the last at 10:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Frankfurt to Cologne by bus for as little as $0.09 or as much as $74.66. The best price for this journey is $0.09.

Lowest Price$0.09
Journey Duration2 hr 49 min
Connection per Day41
Lowest Price$0.09
Highest Price$74.66
First Departure12:05 AM
Last Departure10:50 PM
Distance94.95 mi
DepartureFrankfurt
ArrivalCologne
CarriersFlixBus, BlaBlaCar BusMore

Frankfurt to Cologne Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Frankfurt to Cologne by bus?

When you're traveling from Frankfurt to Cologne, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $14.09. You might be able to find prices as low as $0.09, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Frankfurt to Cologne. On average, though, you'll pay about $14.09 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 Frankfurt to Cologne by bus?

The journey between Frankfurt and Cologne by bus is approximately 94.95 mi. It will take you more or less 2 hr 49 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Frankfurt and Cologne runs for about 94.95 mi and usually takes approximately 2 hr 49 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 Frankfurt to Cologne 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 journeys from Frankfurt to Cologne take place each day?

The route from Frankfurt to Cologne is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Frankfurt 41 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Frankfurt to Cologne, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 40 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 1 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Frankfurt to Cologne. 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 Frankfurt to Cologne
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Frankfurt to Cologne.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Frankfurt to Cologne, 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 Frankfurt to Cologne.

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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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 $4.58 to $11.46 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 60% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Frankfurt to Cologne

The cheapest Frankfurt - Cologne bus tickets can be found for as low as $9.03 if you’re lucky, or $10.46 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $12.04.

Find the best day to travel to Cologne by bus

When travelling to Cologne 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.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

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 Frankfurt to Cologne

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

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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accessibility Accessibility
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bicycle Bicycle

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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air_con Air conditioning
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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, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixTrain from Frankfurt to Cologne
Compare services on board when travelling from Frankfurt to Cologne by bus.
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Frankfurt to Cologne 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 Frankfurt to Cologne?
A bus ticket from Frankfurt to Cologne is $14.09. 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 Frankfurt to Cologne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Frankfurt to Cologne 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 Frankfurt and Cologne by bus?
Frankfurt to Cologne is 94.95 mi.
How long does the bus between Frankfurt and Cologne take?
Frankfurt to Cologne is on average 2 hr 49 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 55 min.
Which companies operate from Frankfurt to Cologne?
The bus journey from Frankfurt to Cologne is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain, RegioJet and FlixBus DACH GmbH.
How many bus connections per day go from Frankfurt to Cologne?
Frankfurt to Cologne has 41 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Frankfurt to Cologne leave?
The earliest bus from Frankfurt to Cologne departs at 12:05 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 Frankfurt to Cologne depart?
The latest bus from Frankfurt to Cologne departs at 10:50 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 Frankfurt to Cologne 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 Frankfurt to Cologne?
There are on average 40 direct connection(s) from Frankfurt to go to Cologne.
What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt to Cologne by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Frankfurt and Cologne is 1 hr 55 min.
Is there a direct bus from Frankfurt to Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Frankfurt and Cologne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Frankfurt to Cologne by bus?
The bus journey from Frankfurt to Cologne creates 11.46kg of CO2 emissions.

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