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Cologne to Düsseldorf by train

The journey from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train is 21.33 mi and takes 0 hr 30 min. There are 17 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:07 AM and the last at 11:49 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train for as little as $2.85 or as much as $18.37. The best price for this journey is $2.85.

Lowest Price$2.85
Journey Duration0 hr 30 min
Connection per Day17
Lowest Price$2.85
Highest Price$18.37
First Departure12:07 AM
Last Departure11:49 PM
Distance21.33 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalDüsseldorf
CarriersDB - InterCity Express (ICE), DB - IntercityMore

Cologne to Düsseldorf Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Take the train from Cologne to Dusseldorf

The train journey from Cologne to Düsseldorf usually takes an average of approximately 0 hr 30 min. Each day, roughly 17 trains operate on this route, ensuring passengers have plenty of travel options. The median price for a ticket on this route is around $6.58, with the most economical fares beginning from $2.85.

Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway company, primarily manages this rail route. It operates high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) and regular InterCity (IC) services. Passengers can opt for direct high-speed train services for a faster journey or slower regional services for a more leisurely trip.

Most trains on this route offer Wi-Fi, but its availability may depend on the specific train and class of service. Seat reservations are generally recommended, particularly for high-speed ICE trains. ICE and IC trains have dining and lounge cars where passengers can purchase food and beverages.

Regarding luggage, Deutsche Bahn allows passengers to carry as many items as they can manage themselves. However, they must stow it easily in the storage areas.

Your journey begins at Köln Hauptbahnhof, where you'll find an array of transit options such as S-Bahn lines (S6, S11, S12, S13), U-Bahn lines (U5, U16, U18), several bus lines, and taxis. The station also houses numerous amenities, including dining options, retail stores, and baggage services.

You'll be arriving at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof. This station offers a variety of local transit options, including various S-Bahn lines (S1, S6, S11, S28), U-Bahn lines (U74, U75, U77, U78, U79), multiple bus lines, regional and intercity trains, and tram services. The station features shops, dining facilities, and luggage services for a seamless travel experience.

Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, is renowned for its pioneering influence on electronic/experimental music and its Japanese community. Be sure to visit the Altstadt, the historical quarter famous for its nightlife, the luxury shopping street Königsallee, and the Rhine embankment promenade for a relaxing riverside walk.

To help you plan your journey from Cologne to Düsseldorf, our platform can assist in finding the best available ticket prices. Use our price calendar below to compare and secure the most competitive deals for your trip from Cologne to Düsseldorf.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $2.96 to $10.68 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 72% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf

The cheapest Cologne - Düsseldorf train tickets can be found for as low as $3.02 if you’re lucky, or $5.12 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $6.63.

Find the best day to travel to Düsseldorf by train

When travelling to Düsseldorf by train, 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.

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.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Düsseldorf

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain, DB - InterCity Express (ICE) and DB - Intercity when traveling from Cologne to Düsseldorf.

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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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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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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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board DB - InterCity Express (ICE), DB - Intercity and FlixTrain from Cologne to Düsseldorf
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train.
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Cologne to Düsseldorf CO2 Emissions by Train

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2.4kg
Bus
2.57kg
Flight
6.87kg
Car
5.49kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cologne and Düsseldorf are 2.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cologne and Düsseldorf? By taking the train between Cologne and Düsseldorf you will save 4.47kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.17kg compared to a bus and 3.09kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Düsseldorf?
A train ticket from Cologne to Düsseldorf is $6.58. 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 $2.85.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Cologne to Düsseldorf?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Düsseldorf is $2.85. 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 Düsseldorf by train?
Cologne to Düsseldorf is 21.33 mi.
How long does the train between Cologne and Düsseldorf take?
Cologne to Düsseldorf is on average 0 hr 30 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 21 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Düsseldorf?
The train journey from Cologne to Düsseldorf is covered by 4 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: DB - InterCity Express (ICE), DB - Intercity, FlixTrain GmbH, FlixTrain and National Express.
How many train connections per day go from Cologne to Düsseldorf?
Cologne to Düsseldorf has 17 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cologne to Düsseldorf leave?
The earliest train from Cologne to Düsseldorf departs at 12:07 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 train from Cologne to Düsseldorf depart?
The latest train from Cologne to Düsseldorf departs at 11:49 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 Düsseldorf in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $2.85 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 Düsseldorf?
There are on average 17 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Düsseldorf.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Düsseldorf by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cologne and Düsseldorf is 0 hr 21 min.
Is there a direct train from Cologne to Düsseldorf?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cologne and Düsseldorf.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Düsseldorf by train?
The train journey from Cologne to Düsseldorf creates 2.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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