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Düsseldorf to Cologne by train

The journey from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train is 21.33 mi and takes 0 hr 31 min. There are 18 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:02 AM and the last at 11:46 PM. It is possible to travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train for as little as $2.78 or as much as $18.46. The best price for this journey is $2.78.

Lowest Price$2.78
Journey Duration0 hr 31 min
Connection per Day18
Lowest Price$2.78
Highest Price$18.46
First Departure12:02 AM
Last Departure11:46 PM
Distance21.33 mi
DepartureDüsseldorf
ArrivalCologne
CarriersTRI Train Rental , DB - InterCity Express (ICE)More

Düsseldorf to Cologne Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Jun 24, 2024

Travel by train from Dusseldorf to Cologne

The train journey from Düsseldorf to Cologne usually takes an average of approximately 0 hr 31 min. Each day, roughly 18 trains operate on this route, ensuring passengers have plenty of travel options. The median price for a ticket on this route is around $5.95, with the most economical fares beginning from $2.78.

This rail route is primarily managed by Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway company, and it operates both 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 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. Still, they must be able to stow it easily in the storage areas.

Starting from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof, you have access to a wide 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 for comprehensive coverage of Düsseldorf. The station features shops, dining facilities, and luggage services for a seamless travel experience. Upon arrival at Köln Hauptbahnhof, 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 outside the station. The station also houses numerous amenities, including dining options, retail stores, and baggage services to enhance your journey.

Cologne is renowned for its rich history and cultural heritage. Alongside the magnificent Cologne Cathedral, the city is home to numerous museums, traditional breweries, and the scenic Rhine River.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf 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

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $2.93 to $6.07 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 52% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf to Cologne

The cheapest Düsseldorf - Cologne train tickets can be found for as low as $4.06 if you’re lucky, or $4.61 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $6.55.

Find the best day to travel to Cologne by train

When travelling to Cologne 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.

Eurostar is a high-speed passenger train service connecting London with several cities in mainland Europe, including Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Launched in 1994, Eurostar has since established itself as a popular mode of transportation for leisure and business travelers. With speeds reaching up to 300 km/h, Eurostar trains offer a fast and environmentally-friendly.

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.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

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.

Regional Express (Rex) is an Australian airline that operates scheduled regional flights to over 60 destinations across Australia. The airline was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales. Rex operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including Saab 340 turboprops and Boeing 737-800NG jets. The airline's main focus is on providing affordable air travel to regional communities, with a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and customer service. Rex also offers a frequent flyer program, Rex Business Flyer, and has partnerships with other airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Ticket types and facilities from Düsseldorf to Cologne

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

Standard

Eurostar Standard tickets are for budget-conscious travelers and the most widely available and affordable option. However, they have limited flexibility
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Standard Premier

Eurostar Standard Premier tickets offer a premium economy experience, ideal for work in quiet and comfort, but at a higher cost than Standard. This ticket includes extra legroom, complimentary meals, and access to magazines.
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Business Premier

Business Premier tickets are Eurostar's first-class option with top-level comfort and flexibility, but also the most expensive. With this ticket, you will have spacious seating, delectable meals served at your seat, access to exclusive lounges, and dedicated assistance.
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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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Facility Description

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

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Business Premier travelers and Eurostar™ carte blanche holders enjoy free wi-fi in lounges at select stations. Free wi-fi vouchers are available at Ashford's information desk. All trains also provide free wi-fi, connect via EurostarTrainsWiFi.
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Starting September 2012, a quiet coach option is available for Business and Standard Premier travelers at no extra cost.
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Every seat features UK and European power sockets. Business Premier and Standard Premier also include USB sockets.
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Your Eurostar ticket allows you to take a generous amount of luggage on board with no weight restrictions. You can carry two suitcases and one hand-held item, all labeled properly, as long as they don't exceed 85 cm in length. Baby strollers and pushchairs are allowed on board. You can also bring your bike or musical instrument, which will count as one of your two medium-sized luggage pieces as long as it is in a carrying case under 85 cm in length.
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Assistance for travelers with disabilities or the elderly is available at all stations. The type of assistance varies by location. Pre-booking at least 24 hours in advance is recommended, with a 60-minute prior arrival if not pre-booked.
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Café Métropole aboard Eurostar trains offers discounts for reusable cups. Unsold food is donated to Olio, benefiting London communities. Food in Standard Premier: Standard Premier offers international dishes throughout the day. Breakfast features fruits, pastries, and more until 10:14. After 10:15, enjoy a light meal, dessert, and drinks. Food in Business Premier: Business Premier's menu is curated by Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc OBE. Drinks, from tea to champagne, are available throughout the journey.
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Fresh air is constantly drawn in and filtered throughout the journey.
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Got a musical instrument or guitar under 85 cm? You can include it as part of your luggage on Eurostar. If you have a boxed bike, reserve a spot by reaching out to the Eurostar travel service (available on select trains). Folding and children's bikes under 85 cm are welcome, but they should be in a protective bag. Heads up: e-scooters and hoverboards are a no-go. Plus, you can bring along a pair of skis or a snowboard in addition to your luggage
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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.
Services on board TRI Train Rental , DB - InterCity Express (ICE) and FlixBus from Düsseldorf to Cologne
Compare services on board when travelling from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train.
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Düsseldorf to Cologne 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 Düsseldorf to Cologne by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Düsseldorf and Cologne are 2.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Düsseldorf and Cologne? By taking the train between Düsseldorf and Cologne 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 Düsseldorf to Cologne?
A train ticket from Düsseldorf to Cologne is $5.95. 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 $2.78.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Düsseldorf to Cologne?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Düsseldorf to Cologne is $2.78. 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 Düsseldorf and Cologne by train?
Düsseldorf to Cologne is 21.33 mi.
How long does the train between Düsseldorf and Cologne take?
Düsseldorf to Cologne is on average 0 hr 31 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 22 min.
Which companies operate from Düsseldorf to Cologne?
The train journey from Düsseldorf to Cologne is covered by 6 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TRI Train Rental , DB - InterCity Express (ICE), FlixBus, National Express, DB - Regional Express, Eurostar and FlixTrain.
How many train connections per day go from Düsseldorf to Cologne?
Düsseldorf to Cologne has 18 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Düsseldorf to Cologne leave?
The earliest train from Düsseldorf to Cologne departs at 12:02 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 Düsseldorf to Cologne depart?
The latest train from Düsseldorf to Cologne departs at 11:46 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 Düsseldorf to Cologne 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 $2.78 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 Düsseldorf to Cologne?
There are on average 18 direct connection(s) from Düsseldorf to go to Cologne.
What's the fastest journey time between Düsseldorf to Cologne by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Düsseldorf and Cologne is 0 hr 22 min.
Is there a direct train from Düsseldorf to Cologne?
Yes, there is a direct train between Düsseldorf and Cologne.
What are the CO2 emissions for Düsseldorf to Cologne by train?
The train journey from Düsseldorf to Cologne creates 2.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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