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from Düsseldorf to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Düsseldorf to Cologne on 4 Dec we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:33Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße0h24 18:57Köln, Hbf
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£41One-way
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22:10Düsseldorf0h40 22:50Cologne
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£31One-way
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08:00Düsseldorf0h50 08:50Cologne
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£41One-way
17:20Düsseldorf0h50 18:10Cologne
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£41One-way
21:20Düsseldorf, Hbf, Worringer Straße0h35 21:55Köln, Hbf
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£41One-way

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Fri
3 Dec
£4FlixTrain
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4 Dec
£4FlixTrain
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5 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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6 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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7 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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8 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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9 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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10 Dec
£12Deutsche Bahn
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11 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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12 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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13 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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14 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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15 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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16 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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17 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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18 Dec
£3FlixTrain
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£3FlixTrain
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£3FlixTrain
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£3FlixTrain
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£3FlixTrain
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£3FlixTrain

Travel Information between Düsseldorf and Cologne

distanceDistance21 miles (34 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 24 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £3 • 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or FlixTrain

Travel 21 miles (34 km) by coach or train from Düsseldorf to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 24 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 route are Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Düsseldorf to Cologne.

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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.
FAQs
How do I go from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

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

What is the cheapest way from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne, which costs on average £3.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A train is generally £8 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £11 from Düsseldorf to Cologne.

What is the fastest way to get to Cologne from Düsseldorf?

The fastest way from Düsseldorf to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 24 min.

Other travel options between Düsseldorf and Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by coach can take on average 1 h 10 min.

How many miles from Düsseldorf to Cologne would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 21 miles (34 km) from Düsseldorf to Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Düsseldorf to Cologne is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Düsseldorf and in Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Düsseldorf to Cologne:

  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Düsseldorf to Cologne depart from Düsseldorf, ZOB am Hbf to Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Düsseldorf Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me from Düsseldorf to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Düsseldorf to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Düsseldorf to Cologne tickets on Omio for £11.
  • FlixTrain can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for FlixTrain from Düsseldorf to Cologne for £3.
Can I find a direct route to Cologne from Düsseldorf?

Yes, there are direct routes from Düsseldorf to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Cologne with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Cologne with FlixTrain.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Cologne from Düsseldorf?
Looking to extend your trip from Düsseldorf to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Düsseldorf to Cologne usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy tickets between Düsseldorf and Cologne online for the best deals?

When planning your trip between Düsseldorf and Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £11 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £3 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Düsseldorf to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.