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Düsseldorf - Cologne Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Cologne usually takes around 28 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 23 minutes.

Distance22 mi (35 km)
Fastest train0h 23m
Lowest price€3.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
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What is the price of a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Düsseldorf and Cologne cost €3.01, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 21 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around €1.88 more.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the train from Düsseldorf to Cologne usually costs about the same throughout the year. In general, train ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €17 whenever you decide to travel.

Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Düsseldorf to Cologne. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain30h 29m€3.57
  • 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 3 daily trips to Cologne from Düsseldorf. The train usually departs from Düsseldorf Central Station in Düsseldorf and arrives at Cologne Central Station in Cologne after about 0 hours and 29 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Düsseldorf and Cologne is approximately 22 miles, or 35 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Cologne.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday 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 Düsseldorf at 12:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Düsseldorf to Cologne.

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

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

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Main departure 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 coach station is also directly in front of the train station for connections within the city.

All train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

Where is the train station in Cologne?

Main arrival station: Cologne Central Station

Cologne has one train station.

Train stations in Cologne:

  • Cologne Central Station

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