Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) train

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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Deutsche Bahn
08:550h55
Cologne Hbf
09:50Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£411One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:440h49
Cologne Messe/Deutz
09:33Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£481One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:280h49
Cologne Hbf
10:17Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£481One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:240h53
Cologne Hbf
09:17Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£481One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:110h55
Cologne Messe/Deutz
10:06Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£481One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 20 April
Deutsche Bahn
08:240h53
Cologne Hbf
09:17Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:440h49
Cologne Messe/Deutz
09:33Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:550h55
Cologne Hbf
09:50Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:110h55
Cologne Messe/Deutz
10:06Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:280h49
Cologne Hbf
10:17Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
0 changes

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Train times from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)

Showing times and prices for 20 Apr

Fastest Journey

49 m

Average

52 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

151 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Cologne for Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:440h49
Cologne Messe/Deutz
09:33Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£481One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
09:280h49
Cologne Hbf
10:17Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£481One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:240h53
Cologne Hbf
09:17Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£481One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:550h55
Cologne Hbf
09:50Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£411One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:110h55
Cologne Messe/Deutz
10:06Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
£481One-way
0 changes

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I boarded the train. The interior of the train was very comfortable and there was enough space to put my things. I sat down and it smelled fresh. The seats, floors and windows looked very clean. The internet was uninterrupted. I felt comfortable. After some time, I ordered some food, it arrived quickly, was tasty and fresh. My train also arrived on time, I can only recommend this trip in first class.
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I am very satisfied with my train journey from Cologne to Frankfurt. The price was unbeatable and much cheaper than a comparable car journey. The facilities on the Deutsche Bahn train were very good. The delay of the train was also within reasonable limits, so I would repeat the journey at any time.
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It was a wonderful trip in first class. I liked everything, which is why it gets five stars and I definitely recommend this trip. The wifi was good throughout, although it was used by many. My seat was very comfortable and I also had a power socket at my seat to charge my mobile phone or laptop. The staff were very personable and did their bit by providing very good service. I ordered a butter croissant with a fruit tea, both were very good for the price and also very tasty. The whole train was clean and especially the toilets. Everything ran on time, a wonderful journey.
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A very fast connection to get to Frankfurt Airport. Unfortunately, the connection had a slight delay. If someone had to catch a connecting train or even a flight, it could become very critical. The train attendants were friendly. The wifi connection was relatively stable and made it possible to work. Announcements for the stops were incomprehensible and a bit too quiet. But you could pay attention to it yourself.
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The train ride was very comfortable and pleasant, the seats are very cosy, you have armrests and legroom. There are power sockets on site and you can connect to the wifi for free. There are toilets, which are quite clean. What I didn't like about the ride was that it was a bit noisy and sometimes there are a lot of passengers. The price is quite reasonable, so I would recommend the train to anyone.
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This journey from Cologne to Frankfurt went without any problems and was on time. I selected my seat online in the rest area and received it. The toilets had been very clean. My seat had 1 power socket and I had a view out of the window. The price-performance ratio was not more expensive than expected and therefore ok. It had been quiet on the train the whole time and I was able to sleep in peace.
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I like to book my holidays from Frankfurt airport because the airfares are cheaper from there. That's why I always travel by train. The train connection from Cologne to Frankfurt is optimal. You can take either the ICE or the regional trains. This means that the trains arrive every minute. The price is a bit too high in my opinion. Nevertheless, it is very worthwhile. The trains are usually very clean. Another very positive thing to mention is that they arrive very punctually.
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I was on my way to a seminar and chose this train connection, the online purchase as well as the seat reservation was hassle-free and very easy. I planned my trip earlier in case the train was late, which it was, 35 minutes late. Because I couldn't afford to be late, I chose this connection because the train went through. The train looked okay, the seats were not completely clean, but that is understandable. What I couldn't understand is why the toilet was locked? That's a no-go! And for the ticket price, it's actually outrageous. That's why I only got 3 stars. The staff couldn't help me either. Unfortunately, there was no wifi, but there was a power socket near me. My conclusion: fast yes, service not so good.
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I travelled in first class, the journey was pleasant. This ride deserves five stars out of five. The food was delicious. The train looked nice. The staff was nice and also very polite. I had plenty of room for my luggage. I had plenty of space in my seat. The train and especially the toilets were clean. The view from the window was very nice. The volume on the train was pleasant. I could charge my mobile phone using a power socket. Also, my seat was comfortable. I also had access to great internet. A wonderful trip that I definitely recommend.
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The journey was to go directly to the airport. Unfortunately, the train was 30 minutes late, which can sometimes be really upsetting for a trip to the airport. When the train finally arrived, everything worked out fine. My reserved seat was free, the wifi was available and the power socket at the seat could be used. Unfortunately, the bistro was closed during the journey. It was pleasantly quiet at my seat and I was able to get a lot done at my table.
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I use this connection quite often as my girlfriend lives in Cologne. Mostly very good experiences. Unfortunately I had to change trains this time, which was a bit of a shame. Apart from that, the journey was quite pleasant. The staff were friendly and open to jokes. Otherwise, the price-performance ratio was quite fair. The toilet was not so clean, but still acceptable. There was stable wifi.

Overview: Train from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)

distanceDistance94 miles
durationAverage train duration49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£45 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) cover the 94 miles long journey taking on average 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £45.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)

For as little as £13 you can travel by train to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) from Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) train.

Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 49 min
  • Cheapest Price: £13
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 25 a day

FAQs: Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) 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 Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA).
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) can start from as little as £18 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) is £45; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) train travel time is 49 min   for the 94 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) leaves at 07: 41. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) leaves at 22: 51.
There are 25 trains a day from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 51.
The cheapest month to travel from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) by train is July.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) including taking a train, coach or flight.

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