Trains Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)

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Trains Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) - Facts 
  • Distance: 513 km
  • Fastest route: 9 hours 43 minutes 
  • Number of trains: 22 
  • Changes: 2 
  • First train: 05:02 
  • Last train: 21:02 
  • Trains operator(s): Deutsche Bahn (DB)
  • Fare range: €47 - €306 
  • From price: €46
Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)!

Book your train journey from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) in just 2 minutes - always the best price! The rates from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) start from €46!

Every day 22 trains run between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station). The distance is 513 kilometers and the fastest train journey takes 9 hours 43 minutes. 

The earlier you book, the cheaper train tickets are. Just before departure, train tickets can be three to ten times more expensive. For this route the price difference from early booking to just before departure is  €47 - €306.

Train times / timetable

Find all train times in Europe here: travel from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) with Deutsche Bahn (DB), the first train leaves at 05:02 and the last train at 21:02.

Train operators

Deutsche Bahn (DB)


Deutsche Bahn is the name of the national railways in Germany. The HQ is based in Frankfurt and the company is noted at the stock market. 

The high speed train of the Deutsche Bahn is the ICE International, one of the most convenient trains in Europe which run between all major cities in Germany. The ICE has also connections to all major cities in neighboring countries. 

Routes

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Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)

Railway Station Frankfurt

Frankfurt(Main)Hbf is the main station of Frankfurt, located in the middle of the centre. From the main station it is easy to get by train to the airport of Frankfurt. At the station there are a lot of eateries and shops. In the station you can access the S-Bahn network to get around the city of Frankfurt.

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Tram: - 
  • S Bahn: 9 minutes, every 2 minutes
  • Bus: -  
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

More information: 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to travel from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)?
The average travel time between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) is 9 hours 43 minutes. On average 22 trains per day run between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station). The first train is leaving Cologne at 05:02 and the last at 21:02. The prices for train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) start from €46.

How much does it cost to take the train from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)?
The train fares for tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) start from €46. If you book early you have more chance to buy cheap train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station). Sometimes tickets cost up to 4-5 times more just before departure than at the time the sales period starts.

How do I get from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)?
On average 22 trains per day run between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station). The number of changes on this route is 2. Trains are one of the best ways to travel around Europe, they are fast, convenient and if you book on time there are often great deals. Fares for trains from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) start from €46.

How long is the train ride from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)?
The average travel time between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) is 9 hours 43 minutes. Every day 22 runs between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and the number of changes is 2. Train times can vary at any time of the day - check our rail planner for all the actual train times.

How far is Cologne from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) by train?
The distance between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) is 513 kilometers. The average travel time is 9 hours 43 minutes and there are approximately 22 trains per day running between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station). The first train leaves from Cologne at 05:02 and the last one at 21:02.

Which trains run from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)?
The following railway companies operate on the route between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station): Deutsche Bahn (DB). The average travel time is 9 hours 43 minutes, the distance is 513 kilometers and fares start from €46.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)?
Book your train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) as early as possible - sometimes it saves 4-5 times than booking just before departure. If rail tickets between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) are already available try to avoid peak times and / or travel on Tuesday or Thursday. Train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) start from €46.

Do prices go down for trains Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station)?
Unfortunately, no - there are no last minutes. Train tickets from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) only become more expensive the closer to departure time. The only way to purchase cheap train tickets is to book as early as possible. In general, it is more economical to travel between Cologne and Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) on Tuesday or Thursday, avoid peak times and / or travel late in the morning or in the early afternoon.

Other way around - Train from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne

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