The cheapest trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Cheapest

£3

Average

£3

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Düsseldorf will cost around £ 3 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 3.

Cheapest
10:59Köln, Hbf0h35 11:34Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße
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£31One-way
Cheapest
06:45Köln, Hbf0h32 07:17Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße
0 changes
£31One-way

Timetable Cologne to Düsseldorf

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06:45Köln, Hbf0h32 07:17Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße
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10:59Köln, Hbf0h35 11:34Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße
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18 Oct
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19 Oct
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20 Oct
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25 Oct
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£11Deutsche Bahn
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27 Oct
£11Deutsche Bahn
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£3FlixTrain
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30 Oct
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£11Deutsche Bahn
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2 Nov
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The fastest trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Fastest Journey

32 m

Average

33 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

34 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Cologne for Düsseldorf every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 34 km distance in an average of 33 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 32 m .

The slowest trains will take 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
06:45Köln, Hbf0h32 07:17Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße
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£31One-way
2nd Fastest
10:59Köln, Hbf0h35 11:34Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße
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£31One-way

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Train Information between Cologne and Düsseldorf

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
durationAverage train duration32 min
priceAverage train ticket price£3 (€3)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn, VRR, ÖBB | Nightjet or Hamburg-Köln-Express

Trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf cover the 21 miles (34 km) long trip taking on average 32 min with our travel partners like FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn, VRR, ÖBB | Nightjet or Hamburg-Köln-Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £3, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Düsseldorf Hbf.

Train companies

Train from Cologne to Düsseldorf with Deutsche Bahn

Travel from Cologne to Düsseldorf from £3 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Cologne and Düsseldorf. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

    When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Normal conditions apply
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Cologne to Dusseldorf

    Cologne to Dusseldorf are about 27.5 miles apart and trains from Cologne to Dusseldorf run very frequently, taking around 21 minutes to 30 minutes. Normally, there are no changes on this route, but very occasionally services have just one change. Services begin just after midnight and run periodically through the night. During the daytime, trains from Cologne to Dusseldorf run every 10-15 minutes and the final service departs at around 11:30 p.m. Journeys are on Deutsche Bahn's high-speed trains, known as ICE trains.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf
    Travel by train to Düsseldorf easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Düsseldorf.
    FAQs
    What is the cost of cheap trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Cologne and Düsseldorf for as low as £3  for the next 7 days.
    How much does the train from Cologne to Düsseldorf cost on average?
    If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cologne to Düsseldorf train prices are on average £3  one way.
    How far is it from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train?
    You should expect to travel around 21 miles (34 km)  between Cologne and Düsseldorf by train.
    How long is the train to Düsseldorf from Cologne?
    The Cologne to Düsseldorf train duration is on average 32 min, which is to be expected when travelling 21 miles (34 km) from Cologne to Düsseldorf. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
    Which train station from Cologne to Düsseldorf do I depart from? Which Düsseldorf train station from Cologne do I arrive in?

    When taking a train from Cologne, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When you arrive in Düsseldorf, your train can arrive in train stations including Düsseldorf Hbf, Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal and Düsseldorf-Benrath.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Köln Hbf   to Düsseldorf Hbf.

    Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Düsseldorf, called Düsseldorf Hbf, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

    Which train companies should I travel with from Cologne to Düsseldorf?
    For the route from Cologne to Düsseldorf you can take a train with FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn, VRR, ÖBB | Nightjet or Hamburg-Köln-Express. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Cologne and Düsseldorf on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Are there any Cologne to Düsseldorf direct train services?
    Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day between Cologne and Düsseldorf. If you’re looking for a direct train from Cologne to Düsseldorf, consider travelling with FlixTrain. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    How many train services per day are there from Cologne to Düsseldorf?
    On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cologne to Düsseldorf. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Düsseldorf?
    If you prefer early morning trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf, the first train leaves at 04: 45. If you prefer late night trains from Cologne to Düsseldorf, the last train of the day leaves at 16: 00. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Düsseldorf times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How early should I book Cologne to Düsseldorf train tickets to get the best deals?
    If you buy Cologne to Düsseldorf train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £3. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Cologne and Düsseldorf. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cologne
    Düsseldorf
    Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Düsseldorf.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 172, 173
    Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
    U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
    S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19