How to get from Düsseldorf to Cologne

Travel options
from Düsseldorf to Cologne

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

Our recommendation
train

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

19:49Düsseldorf Hbf0h25 20:14Cologne Hbf
0 changes
£111One-way
Cheapest
19:49Düsseldorf Hbf0h25 20:14Cologne Hbf
0 changes
£111One-way
Other options
09:49Düsseldorf Hbf0h30 10:19Cologne Hbf
1 change
£111One-way
18:27Düsseldorf Hbf0h32 18:59Cologne Hbf
1 change
£111One-way
10:27Düsseldorf Hbf0h32 10:59Cologne Hbf
1 change
£111One-way

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
30 May
Tue
31 May
Wed
01 Jun
Thu
02 Jun
Fri
03 Jun
Sat
04 Jun
Sun
05 Jun
Mon
06 Jun
Tue
07 Jun
Wed
08 Jun
Thu
09 Jun
Fri
10 Jun
Sat
11 Jun
Sun
12 Jun
Mon
13 Jun
Tue
14 Jun
Wed
15 Jun
Thu
16 Jun
Fri
17 Jun
Sat
18 Jun
Sun
19 Jun

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.
FAQs

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.

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
Currency
Language