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 Frankfurt am Main to Cologne will cost around £ 37 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.
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1 h 32 m
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Of the 73 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for Cologne every day 46 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 153 km distance in an average of 1 h 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 3 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 57 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.
|Distance||94 miles (152 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||£16 (€18)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne cover the 94 miles (152 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 4 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £16, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in Köln Hbf.
You can travel by train between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £16. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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 Frankfurt am Main to Cologne train.
Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne and when travelling by train:
Many trains run from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne throughout the week at all hours of the day. Passengers can expect a travel time which lasts around one hour to a little over four hours depending on the speed of the train and the number of changes involved. Service on this route is offered every day throughout the year. Although very early morning trains are available Monday to Saturday, service begins slightly later on a Sunday.
The train service between these two cities in Germany is operated by the national railway company, Deutsche Bahn. With an extensive railway network throughout the country, Deutsche Bahn offers reliable service between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne on a regular basis. Onboard services include wifi, comfortable seats and the option to reserve seats.
Direct trains from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne generally take a little over one hour to one and a half hours, depending of the speed of the train. Journeys with a change required take around one hour twenty minutes to over four hours, depending on the number of changes involved and the wait time at connecting stations.
Between 50 to 70 trains depart between these two cities every day. Passengers can purchase tickets for journeys in the morning, afternoon and well into the night. With approximately three departures per hour, passengers are sure to find a train to suit their needs.
Departure train station:Trains depart from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, which is the city's main railway station. With links to the S-bahn and U-bath, passengers can easily travel onwards, including links to the airport. Station facilities include numerous places to shop and eat, wifi, and luggage lockers.
Arrival train stations: The arrival stations include the main railway station Cologne Hauptbahnhof, and the station Cologne Messe/Deutz. However, Cologne Messe/Deutz is a junction station which is located only a few hundred metres from the Hauptbahnhof station, so both are a convenient choice for passengers.
Some of the Frankfurt am Main train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arriving in Köln Hbf.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and travel around 6 mile (s) / 10 km from the city centre to this train station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Cologne.
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