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Cologne - Düsseldorf Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf. Traveling by train from Cologne to Düsseldorf usually takes around 25 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 21 minutes.

Distance22 mi (35 km)
Fastest train0h 21m
Lowest price$4.37
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Cologne to Düsseldorf?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Cologne to Düsseldorf was $4.43. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Düsseldorf if you book your train tickets at least 21 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $3.01.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Cologne to Düsseldorf often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in November when the average ticket price is only $5,

If you're thinking of traveling from Cologne to Düsseldorf during August, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $25 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in August, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Cologne to Düsseldorf?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Cologne to Düsseldorf. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain20h 26m$5.12
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 2 daily trips to Düsseldorf from Cologne. The train usually departs from Cologne Central Station in Cologne and arrives at Düsseldorf Central Station in Düsseldorf after about 0 hours and 26 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Cologne and Düsseldorf is approximately 22 miles, or 35 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Düsseldorf.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Cologne at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Cologne twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Düsseldorf with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Düsseldorf to Cologne.

City Information

Cologne

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There's no shortage of sights, culture, history, and adventure in Cologne, an alluring city on the Rhine. One of the most famous landmarks of the city is the Cologne Cathedral. This Gothic building and UNESCO World Heritage site remains the most iconic structure in the city. In fact, the Cologne Cathedral is the most visited landmark in Germany. Next door, the Museum Ludwig contrasts the cathedral's sense of history with an impressive collection of modern art, including works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

Cologne's breadth of museums also caters to a younger crowd. Families with children should head to the Cologne Chocolate Museum along the river or the Cologne Zoological Garden for memorable, kid-friendly experiences.

Foodies, rejoice! Cologne is home to mouthwatering German delicacies and upscale restaurants. Start your day with breakfast at Café Sehnsucht. For lunch, visit Herings Im Martinswinkel, and for dinner, head over to Bei Oma Kleinmann to feel like you're visiting your long-lost German grandmother.

Trains like Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, and FlixTrain connect Cologne to other major European cities, including Munich, Paris, and Vienna. You can also catch a bus from Cologne on FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, Union Ivkoni, or Columbuzz. Plus, the Cologne Bonn Airport is a large, well-outfitted airport with daily international flights for travelers coming from afar.

Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.

To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.

While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.

Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Main departure station: Cologne Central Station

There is one train station in Cologne.

All train stations in Cologne:

  • Cologne Central Station

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

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Main arrival station: Düsseldorf Central Station

Düsseldorf Central Station (Düsseldorf HBF) is the main transport hub for, you guessed it, Düsseldorf. The station operates both long-distance and intercity services by ICE and Deutsche Bahn, to destinations such as Paris, Zurich, Vienna, and Munich. The station has extensive facilities, including waiting areas, vending machines, restrooms, shops and cafes, and even a grocery store, bakery, and Starbucks. The station is less than a five-minute walk from the city center, which is home to many hotels and shops, and the main bus station is also directly in front of the train station for connections within the city.

Train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

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