Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.
If the train timetable doesn't fit in your schedule or budget, bus and carpooling can provide you some time and price alternatives, without substantially changing the duration of the journey.
Which stations do the trains to Cologne leave from?
The trains to Cologne leave Düsseldorf from Düsseldorf Central Station (train) or Düsseldorf Hbf and arrive in Cologne Central Station (train), Heumarkt, Köln, Köln Hbf, Hans-Böckler-Platz/Bahnhof West, Köln, Köln West or Köln Süd.
How many daily connections exist to travel to Cologne from Düsseldorf by train?
160 connections are available every day to travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train. Please know that there are 112 routes which include at least one change versus only 38 routes which are direct lines. Consequently, please notice that even if the trip is longer, a ticket with one change is sometimes much more efficient especially if there are too few connections and if you look for a ticket at the last moment. We strongly recommend you to select a ticket for a direct line if you prefer not to change trains.
How long do you need to get to Cologne by train?
With the fastest connections you will be in Cologne in 24 minutes, but on average it takes 32 minutes. The first train headed to Cologne is at 08:12, while the last one leaves Düsseldorf at 23:08.