Frankfurt to Cologne

Frankfurt to Cologne

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Frankfurt to Cologne Schedule

Frankfurt to Cologne Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Standard 3pax Any time€ 312.40
CD 2nd Class Seat 03:22 - 05:57€ 125.23
CD 2nd Class Seat 05:26 - 06:33€ 135.91
CD 2nd Class Seat 07:42 - 10:09€ 77.75
CD 2nd Class Seat 09:53 - 10:48€ 118.40
CD 2nd Class Seat 11:26 - 12:33€ 113.48
CD 2nd Class Seat 13:09 - 14:15€ 113.48
Turkish Airlines Economy 14:05 - 23:45€ 288.66
Lufthansa Economy 17:15 - 22:00€ 245.82
Corendon Airlines Economy 19:45 - 04:45€ 208.08
Lufthansa Economy 20:15 - 07:50€ 249.91

Transportation from Frankfurt to Cologne

Facts about the transport from Frankfurt to Cologne

Cheapest Transport$10
Fastest Transport55m
Earliest Departure1:20 AM
Latest Departure11:40 PM
Departures per day41
Distance181 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBlablacar Bus, CD, Daytrip, FlixBus, RegioJet, SunExpress, Transferz, Turkish Airlines

How to get from Frankfurt to Cologne

Travelling between Frankfurt and Cologne is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 679.27 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere USD 99.12.

How long does it take to get from Frankfurt to Cologne?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 29 hours to travel between Frankfurt and Cologne depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Frankfurt and Cologne. Train will bring you to your destination in 55m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 4h 40m to reach Cologne.

How much does it cost to get from Frankfurt to Cologne?

Travelling between Frankfurt and Cologne can be as cheap as USD 99.12 if you opt for a CD train and as expensive as USD 679.27 if you buy a Transferz taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Frankfurt and Cologne ?

  • 14 from Frankfurt to Cologne starting from 03:13 Frankfurt am Main Central until 08:28 Frankfurt am Main Central
  • 1 by flight from Frankfurt to Cologne starting from 10:25 Frankfurt Airport until 10:25 Frankfurt Airport
  • 26 from Frankfurt to Cologne starting from 00:00 Frankfurt Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Frankfurt Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Frankfurt to Cologne.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Travelling from Frankfurt to Cologne overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Frankfurt and Cologne

Blablacar Bus, FlixBus, RegioJet


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Frankfurt and Cologne

Daytrip, Transferz


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Frankfurt to Cologne?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus