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Trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne

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Düsseldorf - Cologne Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 13 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Cologne usually takes around 53 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 21 minutes.

Distance22 mi (35 km)
Fastest train0h 21m
Lowest price$16.76
Trains per day21
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines5

Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

There are 5 train lines with service from Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity10h 27m$18.94
DB Intercity10h 28m$19.10
DB Intercity-Express20h 33m$25.00
Deutsche Bahn111h 1m$25.90
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company20h 53m$25.94

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Düsseldorf to Cologne during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Düsseldorf to Cologne. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

The distance between Düsseldorf and Cologne is approximately 22 miles, or 35 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 53 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 Cologne.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Düsseldorf at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 21 of these are direct connections to Cologne. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cologne to Düsseldorf. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Düsseldorf to Cologne for $7.22.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 11 stops and stations in Düsseldorf where you can board the train.

Train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Angermund

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal

  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof

  • Düsseldorf-Garath

  • Düsseldorf Flughafen

  • Düsseldorf-Benrath

  • Düsseldorf-Reisholz

  • Düsseldorf-Eller Mitte

  • Düsseldorf-Gerresheim

  • Düsseldorf-Eller

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Arrival stations

Cologne has one train station.

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