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Trains Frankfurt to Cologne: Times, Prices and Tickets

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$ 9.36

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By Train


From $ 35.03
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By Train

2 Days

From $ 17.56

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Do you know the best way to get from Frankfurt to Cologne? No? Don't worry, Virail knows. Our search tool uses data from thousands of travel providers to show you all the available routes for your chosen travel dates. Whether you want to travel by train, bus, plane, or carpool, we can help. Filter your results to suit your personal needs: decide whether you want a one-way or round trip ticket, look for a direct journey or one with connections, and choose the time of day that you prefer to travel. Take a look at all the information and find the transport option that's right for you. When you've selected your ideal journey, Virail will transfer you to the website of your chosen travel provider, where you can complete your booking. Your adventure is waiting - let Virail help you today.

How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Frankfurt to Cologne?

When you're traveling from Frankfurt to Cologne, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 52.60. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 9.36, 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 train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train 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 train 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.

Frankfurt to Cologne by train

Best price $ 9.36
Journey duration 2 h
Connections per day 392
First departure 04:41
Last departure 01:24
Distance 95 mi
Departure Frankfurt
Arrival Cologne
Carriers Bahn, Bahn_old, SNCF, Deutsche Bahn, SBB, Saveatrain, FlixTrain

Ticket price Frankfurt - Cologne every day

$ 25.66
$ 35.14
$ 10.55
$ 35.03
$ 10.43
$ 8.20
In 2 days
In 3 days
$ 17.56
$ 14.05
$ 10.55
In 4 days
$ 20.97
$ 9.26
$ 14.06
In 5 days
In 6 days
$ 20.97
$ 11.72

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
$ 9.36
Maximum price
$ 213.13

Frankfurt - Cologne


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

$ 15.11

Tuesday, May 31st 2022
Deutsche Bahn-logo
Frankfurt(Main)Süd - Köln Hbf
5:41pm - 8:05pm
Deutsche Bahn
2h 24min
1 changes
CO2: 0.44kg
By Bus

$ 9.26

Tuesday, May 31st 2022
Frankfurt Main Train Station (Stuttgarter Str.) - Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal
5:25am - 8:05am
2h 40min
CO2: 5.37kg

How much time will it take to go from Frankfurt to Cologne by train?

The distance between Frankfurt and Cologne is around 95 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 h 4 min. However, the fastest routes between Frankfurt and Cologne take 58 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do the first and last departures from Frankfurt to Cologne leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Frankfurt to Cologne, which usually leaves at 04:27. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 01:24. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Frankfurt to Cologne?

You can depart from Frankfurt at stations such as Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, Frankfurt(Main)Süd, Leipzig Hbf, Frankfurt Süd station (train), Konstablerwache, Frankfurt a.M., Frankfurt(M)Ostendstraße, Frankfurt(M)Hauptwache, Frankfurt(M)Konstablerwache and Frankfurt Hbf (tief). At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Cologne at the following stations: Köln Süd, Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl., Cologne South station (FlixTrain), Cologne Messe/Deutz Station (train), Cologne central station (FlixTrain), Heumarkt, Köln, Köln West and Barbarossaplatz, Köln. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Frankfurt and Cologne. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many daily journeys are there from Frankfurt to Cologne?

The route from Frankfurt to Cologne is served by providers including Bahn, Deutsche Bahn, SBB, Saveatrain and FlixTrain. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 400 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Frankfurt 389 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 13 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 376 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.


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