How to get from Düsseldorf to Cologne

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from Düsseldorf to Cologne

You can get from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Düsseldorf to Cologne on 30 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Düsseldorf and Cologne

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £65
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 18 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £3 • 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or FlixTrain

Travel 21 miles (34 km) by coach or train between Düsseldorf and Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Union Ivkoni International or FlixTrain among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Düsseldorf to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne

Travel 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.

You can travel to Cologne from Düsseldorf 2 different ways: coach or train.

The cheapest way from Düsseldorf to Cologne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £3 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A train is about £63 less than a coach, which costs on average £65 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Düsseldorf is by train with an average travel time of 18 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 10 min.

The distance from Düsseldorf to Cologne is approximately 21 miles (34 km).

The average frequency per day from Düsseldorf to Cologne is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Cologne from Düsseldorf as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Düsseldorf to Cologne:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße and tend to arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Düsseldorf Hbf and tend to arrive in Köln Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Düsseldorf to Cologne:

  • You can go to Cologne from Düsseldorf by coach with Union Ivkoni International. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £65 with Union Ivkoni International from Düsseldorf to Cologne on Omio.
  • You can travel to Cologne from Düsseldorf by train with FlixTrain. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £3 with FlixTrain from Düsseldorf to Cologne.
Many of our customers travelling from Düsseldorf to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your Düsseldorf and Cologne trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Düsseldorf to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £65 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is £3 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Düsseldorf to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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