Trains Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne

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Trains Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne - Facts 
  • Distance: 513 km
  • Fastest route: 9 hours 15 minutes 
  • Number of trains: 16 
  • Changes: 2 
  • First train: 02:02 
  • Last train: 18:02 
  • Trains operator(s): Deutsche Bahn (DB)
  • Fare range: €57 - €259 
  • From price: €57
Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne!

Book your train journey from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne in just 2 minutes - always the best price! The rates from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne start from €57!

Every day 16 trains run between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne. The distance is 513 kilometers and the fastest train journey takes 9 hours 15 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  €57 - €259.

Train times / timetable

Find all train times in Europe here: travel from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn (DB), the first train leaves at 02:02 and the last train at 18:02.

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. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to travel from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne?
The average travel time between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne is 9 hours 15 minutes. On average 16 trains per day run between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne. The first train is leaving Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) at 02:02 and the last at 18:02. The prices for train tickets from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne start from €57.

How much does it cost to take the train from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne?
The train fares for tickets from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne start from €57. If you book early you have more chance to buy cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne. 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 Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne?
On average 16 trains per day run between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne. 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 Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne start from €57.

How long is the train ride from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne?
The average travel time between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne is 9 hours 15 minutes. Every day 16 runs between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne 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 Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) from Cologne by train?
The distance between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne is 513 kilometers. The average travel time is 9 hours 15 minutes and there are approximately 16 trains per day running between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne. The first train leaves from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) at 02:02 and the last one at 18:02.

Which trains run from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne?
The following railway companies operate on the route between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne: Deutsche Bahn (DB). The average travel time is 9 hours 15 minutes, the distance is 513 kilometers and fares start from €57.

How to buy cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne?
Book your train tickets from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne as early as possible - sometimes it saves 4-5 times than booking just before departure. If rail tickets between Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne are already available try to avoid peak times and / or travel on Tuesday or Thursday. Train tickets from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne start from €57.

Do prices go down for trains Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne?
Unfortunately, no - there are no last minutes. Train tickets from Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) to Cologne 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 Frankfurt am Main Hbf (Main station) and Cologne on Tuesday or Thursday, avoid peak times and / or travel late in the morning or in the early afternoon.

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