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Cologne to Frankfurt train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€19.96
Shortest Duration1h 0m
Trips per day159
train carriers4
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How to book cheap Cologne to Frankfurt train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Cologne to Frankfurt were €32.12. By booking 3 days out, tickets are on average €4.03 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cologne to Frankfurt by train is at 15:00 on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 01:00 on Tuesday 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 Cologne to Frankfurt has the most daily schedules

On average there are 159 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Cologne to Frankfurt, with an average of 120 trips per day and 440 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Cologne to Frankfurt. Of the 159 trips there are 28 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from Cologne to Frankfurt starts at €7.00.

4 carriers offer Cologne to Frankfurt train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Frankfurt from €19.96. There are 120 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Cologne to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay €47.20 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Frankfurt. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn departs to Frankfurt from Central Station and 2 other stations. In Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Frankfurt-Sindlingen and 4 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 2 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Frankfurt in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 131 trips per day and you could expect to pay €46.75 for a weekend getaway trip to Frankfurt.

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Avg. Time
2h 10m
Avg. Price
€47.20

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Cologne to Frankfurt from €19.96. There are 4 DB Intercity schedules from Cologne to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay €30.51 for a DB Intercity ticket to Frankfurt. In Cologne, DB Intercity departs to Frankfurt from Central Station and no other station. In Frankfurt, DB Intercity arrives at Central Train Station and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 2 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Frankfurt in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €29.90 for a weekend getaway trip to Frankfurt.

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Avg. Time
2h 34m
Avg. Price
€30.51

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Frankfurt from €19.97. There are 33 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Cologne to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay €55.85 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Frankfurt. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express departs to Frankfurt from Central Station and 1 other station. In Frankfurt, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Central Train Station and 2 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 1 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Frankfurt in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 39 trips per day and you could expect to pay €55.80 for a weekend getaway trip to Frankfurt.

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Avg. Time
1h 18m
Avg. Price
€55.85

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Cologne to Frankfurt from €20.24. There are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Cologne to Frankfurt and you can expect on average to pay €38.72 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Frankfurt. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Frankfurt from Central Station and 2 other stations. In Frankfurt, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Frankfurt-Zeilsheim and 3 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Cologne to Frankfurt takes 2 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Frankfurt in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €44.14 for a weekend getaway trip to Frankfurt.

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Avg. Time
2h 34m
Avg. Price
€38.72

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have train departures from Cologne. Most train trips to Frankfurt will depart from Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Porz-Wahn.
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  • Porz-Wahn
Train trips arrive in Frankfurt at 5 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Central Train Station, Frankfurt-Sindlingen, Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke, Frankfurt-Zeilsheim, Central Train Station are the main train stations in Frankfurt for trips arriving from Cologne.
  • Central Train Station
  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen
  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke
  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim
  • Central Train Station