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Journey Information

Cologne to Frankfurt bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$8.23
Shortest Duration2h 0m
Trips per day20
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Frankfurt?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $12.39 was the low point for bus fares from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main. Buses from Frankfurt to Cologne are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $12.39 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Cologne, NW to Frankfurt am Main, HE. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours, It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Cologne to Frankfurt at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Cologne?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Cologne to Frankfurt, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Cologne to Frankfurt every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from North Rhine-Westphalia to Hesse without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cologne to Frankfurt; ticket prices start at $19.72.

What bus companies travel from Cologne to Frankfurt?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia to Frankfurt am Main, Hesse. Of these two services, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 20 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus202h 27m$12.95
Ouibus12h 15m$11.28

Where does the bus leave from in Cologne?

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia has two bus stations with service to Frankfurt am Main, Hesse:

  • Bonn Airport Terminal 2
  • Leverkusen
  • Köln-Deutz Station

Where does the bus arrive in Frankfurt?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse:

  • Central Bus Station
  • Central Train Station

Price trends for buses from Cologne to Frankfurt

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5JunJul

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

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