If you want to know more about the journey from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train is 12 hours 40 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 10 hours 25 minutes. You'll usually find 23 trains per day traveling the 669 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there are no direct services to Düsseldorf.
Book train tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $60.20. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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|Journey time||From 10h 25m|
|Distance||416 miles (669 km)|
|Frequency||23 trains per day|
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 Düsseldorf by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Cologne and Düsseldorf is 12 hours and 40 minutes, with around 23 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Düsseldorf is 10 hours and 25 minutes.
Train tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf can start from as little as $60.20 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Düsseldorf. Travelling from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Cologne to Düsseldorf leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Cologne to Düsseldorf 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.
Trains travelling from Cologne to Düsseldorf cover a distance of around 416 miles (669 km) during the journey.