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Frankfurt to Cologne train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€19.83
Shortest Duration1h 0m
Trips per day156
train carriers5
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How to book cheap Frankfurt to Cologne train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Frankfurt to Cologne is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Frankfurt to Cologne were €20.00. By booking 4 days out, tickets are on average €5.83 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Frankfurt to Cologne?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Frankfurt to Cologne by train is at 15:00 on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 02:00 on Saturday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt to Cologne has the most daily schedules

On average there are 156 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Frankfurt to Cologne, with an average of 114 trips per day and 877 monthly trips. 5 train carriers currently travel from Frankfurt to Cologne. Of the 156 trips there are 31 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from Frankfurt to Cologne starts at €7.83.

5 carriers offer Frankfurt to Cologne train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt to Cologne from €19.83. There are 114 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Frankfurt to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €48.24 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Cologne. In Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn departs to Cologne from Frankfurt-Sindlingen and 7 other stations. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Central Station and 4 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Cologne in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 153 trips per day and you could expect to pay €50.91 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
2h 7m
Avg. Price
€48.24

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Frankfurt to Cologne from €19.83. There are 4 DB Intercity schedules from Frankfurt to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €31.66 for a DB Intercity ticket to Cologne. In Frankfurt, DB Intercity departs to Cologne from Central Train Station and no other station. In Cologne, DB Intercity arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours and 32 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Cologne in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €37.81 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
2h 32m
Avg. Price
€31.66

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Frankfurt to Cologne from €19.84. There are 32 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Frankfurt to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €56.12 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Cologne. In Frankfurt, DB Intercity-Express departs to Cologne from Central Train Station and 3 other stations. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Central Station and 2 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 1 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Cologne in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 27 trips per day and you could expect to pay €60.02 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
1h 21m
Avg. Price
€56.12

Non-federally owned railway company

Book Non-federally owned railway company from Frankfurt to Cologne from €44.35. There are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules from Frankfurt to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €44.35 for a Non-federally owned railway company ticket to Cologne. In Frankfurt, Non-federally owned railway company departs to Cologne from Central Train Station and no other station. In Cologne, Non-federally owned railway company arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on Non-federally owned railway company from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 4 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available Non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Cologne in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
4h 38m
Avg. Price
€44.35

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Frankfurt to Cologne from €19.84. There are 9 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Frankfurt to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €43.58 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Cologne. In Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Cologne from Central Train Station and 4 other stations. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Central Station and 4 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours and 22 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Cologne in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 10 trips per day and you could expect to pay €43.68 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
2h 22m
Avg. Price
€43.58

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 8 stations that have train departures from Frankfurt. Most train trips to Cologne will depart from Central Train Station, Frankfurt-Sindlingen, Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke, Frankfurt-Zeilsheim, Central Train Station, Frankfurt-Louisa, Frankfurt-Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main - Stadion.
  • Central Train Station
  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen
  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke
  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim
  • Central Train Station
  • Frankfurt-Louisa
  • Frankfurt-Niederrad
  • Frankfurt am Main - Stadion
Train trips arrive in Cologne at 5 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Köln-Mülheim, Köln-Dellbrück, Köln-Holweide are the main train stations in Cologne for trips arriving from Frankfurt.
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  • Köln-Mülheim
  • Köln-Dellbrück
  • Köln-Holweide