Trains from
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf route details

Route overview
Avg. journey time1h 22m
Trains per day16
Fare range€14-€75
Distance152km
First & last trains
First train departs at03:21
Last train departs at23:24
Fastest journey
Fastest route1h 03m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Destination StationKöln Hbf

Train times for Tue 31 Oct

13:29
14:33
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
Köln Hbf
1h 04mDirect
13:44
13:55
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
Köln Hbf
1h 21m1 change
14:10
15:14
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
Köln Hbf
1h 13m2 changes
14:29
15:33
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
Köln Hbf
1h 04mDirect
14:42
14:55
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
Köln Hbf
1h 23m1 change

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf start at €33.88 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€33.88
14 days
in advance
€37.95
Avg. single price
On the day
€53.47
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf is €14.25. To buy train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf by train?

The average journey time between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Köln Hbf is 1 hour and 22 minutes and the fastest journey time is 1 hour and 3 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 48 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf departs at 03:21. The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf departs at 23:24. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Köln Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

How do I get back to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf?

By train, of course. See trains from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Köln Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 31/10/2017. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 30/05/2017 for travel on 30/06/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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