Düsseldorf to Cologne train

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Düsseldorf to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Deutsche Bahn
08:210h32
Düsseldorf Hbf
08:53Cologne Hbf
£231One-way
1 change

Train timetableDüsseldorf to Cologne

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Deutsche Bahn
08:210h32
Düsseldorf Hbf
08:53Cologne Hbf
1 change

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Train times from Düsseldorf to Cologne

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Fastest Journey

32 m

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32 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

34 km

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Deutsche Bahn
08:210h32
Düsseldorf Hbf
08:53Cologne Hbf
£231One-way
1 change

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I can only recommend the return journey of my Düsseldorf trip to a limited extent. I was in a hurry to catch the train. When I arrived at the station, it was unfortunately late and cancelled in the end. So I had to change to another connection and even change the track. This was very stressful. The next train was of course very crowded. I couldn't get a seat and it was very noisy. In addition, this train was also very dirty and outdated.
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We took the Deutsche Bahn ICE from Düsseldorf to Cologne and the journey was very pleasant. The seats were very comfortable and offered enough storage space for our bags, a power socket and enough legroom. The train was very modern and the toilets looked very hygienic. The ICE offered a bistro on board where you can buy small snacks and drinks during the journey. The internet on board was very good and you could surf the net without any problems. Overall, I found the trip very good and would recommend it to anyone.
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If I had driven the distance from Düsseldorf to Cologne by car, it would probably have taken me over 1 hour. By train it was only 25 minutes. No other means of transport can offer this comfort, especially during rush hour. Especially when you consider that the journey only cost 15 € and that you didn't have to concentrate on driving but could enjoy the time. I would absolutely recommend the trip to others, because besides the price-performance ratio, the comfort was very high.
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I travelled from Düsseldorf main station to Cologne main station at the weekend on the Deutsche Bahn ICE. The journey was quite pleasant, there were no problems and the on-board staff were very nice. The journey only took about 25 minutes, so I didn't reserve a seat and, as the train was a bit full, I didn't even look for a seat. Surely one could have found a seat. However, it was not necessary for the short duration. Basically, I can only recommend the journey, as a car journey from Düsseldorf to Cologne would take much longer with the city traffic. In addition, the ticket cost only €15 and was good value for money.
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The journey was generally very relaxed, the staff were nice. There were very few people on the train and therefore many seats were free. The train in general was very clean. There were no incidents during my journey. The only negative point is that the promised wifi did not work most of the time.
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The train was on time this time, surprisingly for Deutsche Bahn. The ride was also very comfortable and the staff were very friendly. But the toilet was unusable and the corona rules were not always observed by everyone either. Nevertheless, the journey was pleasant and bearable.
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Good short haul ride which unfortunately had no wifi or power socket. The seats were not comfortable and it was very noisy. Didn't get any catering either. Staff was friendly and gave me information. Reservation was not possible. Toilets were clean. I did not have to change trains and the train was on time. Price-performance ratio is OK.
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The journey was good and pleasant as the train also arrived on time. The staff answered questions and provided food. Surprisingly, the toilets were clean and freshly cleaned. Unfortunately, I rarely have this experience. Regrettably, the windows were a little scratched.
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The journey was not good at all. I had no wifi and no power socket. Only a rubbish bin. There was no service, but I had a reservation option. I used it, but there were other people in my seat. They did not leave the pitch after being asked to do so. I even showed them my reservation. I got information on the train. The toilets were very clean. I thought that was nice. I didn't have to change trains. But I almost missed my appointment because the train arrived late. So the price-performance ratio is OK.
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Last year, I took a trip from Düsseldorf to Cologne with DB. In fact, I was very impressed with the service. The workers were very friendly and quickly looked after my interests. You could also quickly connect your mobile phone to the wifi. The seats were very comfortable and clean. It was pleasantly quiet. The toilets were very clean and hygienic. There was no need to change planes. The price was very good, only 3 €. The only problem was that the train did not arrive on time. Otherwise, I would really heartily recommend the train journey from Düsseldorf to Cologne. Apart from arriving on time, everything was tip-top.
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I associate the train journey with some positive experiences. For one thing, I found unrivalled hygiene everywhere. In addition, the train was on time to the minute, which I would not have expected. In terms of comfort, I report that although the seats were quite comfortable, it was a bit cramped on the train due to the large number of passengers. The wifi was really good and I had a power socket available. I give it 5 stars.

Overview: Train from Düsseldorf to Cologne

distanceDistance21 miles
durationAverage train duration20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£7 (€8)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 46 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express

Trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne cover the 21 miles long journey taking on average 20 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £7, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Düsseldorf Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express trains Düsseldorf to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express trains will get you to Cologne from Düsseldorf from £3. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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 Düsseldorf to Cologne train.

Deutsche Bahn from Düsseldorf to Cologne train information:

  • Average Duration: 21 min
  • Cheapest Price: £9
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 20 a day

FAQs: Düsseldorf to Cologne train

FAQs: Travel by train from Düsseldorf to Cologne 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 Düsseldorf to Cologne.
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Cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf to Cologne can start from as little as £3 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Düsseldorf to Cologne is £7; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Düsseldorf and Cologne is on average 20 min   for the 21 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Düsseldorf to Cologne leaves at 11: 32. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Düsseldorf to Cologne leaves at 22: 55.
There are 50 trains a day from Düsseldorf to Cologne which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Düsseldorf to Cologne, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Düsseldorf and Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 55.

When departing from Düsseldorf, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Düsseldorf Hbf, Düsseldorf Airport Terminal station and Düsseldorf Airport station. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your trip in train stations like Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Düsseldorf Hbf, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Düsseldorf to Cologne is September.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Düsseldorf and Cologne

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Düsseldorf Hbf is the most popular Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf for your journey to Cologne.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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