Compare prices from hundreds of train and bus companies

Join millions of people who use us every day

Travel to thousands of destinations in 45 countries

Traveling from Cologne to Duisburg by train

Looking to travel from Cologne to Duisburg by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 13 hours 56 minutes to travel from Cologne to Duisburg by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 10 hours 42 minutes though. You'll usually find 22 trains per day running along the 691 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes during the journey to Duisburg, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with ICE, Trenitalia or DB on your way to Duisburg, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Cologne to Duisburg start from $78.47 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Duisburg by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Cologne to Duisburg by train

It takes an average of 13h 56m to travel from Cologne to Duisburg by train, over a distance of around 429 miles (691 km). There are normally 22 trains per day traveling from Cologne to Duisburg and tickets for this journey start from $78.47 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 42m
PriceFrom $78.47
Distance429 miles (691 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
First train05:20
Last train21:40
Departure stationCologne
Arrival stationDuisburg
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Trenitalia, SBB CFF FFS, Trenord, ÖBB

Cologne to Duisburg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Duisburg for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:40 19:46 11h 6m, 6 changes
09:20 20:27 11h 7m, 5 changes
09:20 21:46 12h 26m, 4 changes
11:40 22:46 11h 6m, 4 changes
12:20 00:36 12h 16m, 5 changes
15:20 05:40 14h 20m, 3 changes
15:40 05:40 14h 0m, 4 changes
17:40 08:36 14h 56m, 6 changes
17:40 08:53 15h 13m, 5 changes
18:40 11:25 16h 45m, 6 changes

Trenitalia, SBB, ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Duisburg

You can travel from Cologne to Duisburg on Trenitalia, SBB, ÖBB and Deutsche Bahn trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Duisburg

The price of train tickets from Cologne to Duisburg starts at $78.47 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cologne to Duisburg by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Cologne to Duisburg

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Duisburg? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cologne to Duisburg take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne and Duisburg is 13 hours and 56 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cologne and Duisburg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Duisburg is 10 hours and 42 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Duisburg cost?

Train tickets from Cologne to Duisburg can start from as little as $78.47 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Duisburg?

No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Duisburg. Travelling from Cologne to Duisburg by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Cologne to Duisburg leave?

The first train from Cologne to Duisburg leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cologne to Duisburg leave?

The last train from Cologne to Duisburg leaves at 21:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cologne and Duisburg by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne to Duisburg cover a distance of around 429 miles (691 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Duisburg to Cologne.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Duisburg for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 10/12/2022 for travel on 10/12/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.