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Travel from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train in 10 hours 25 minutes

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.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Cologne to Düsseldorf by train

It takes an average of 12h 40m to travel from Cologne to Düsseldorf by train, over a distance of around 416 miles (669 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Cologne to Düsseldorf and tickets for this journey start from $60.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 25m
PriceFrom $60.20
Distance416 miles (669 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
First train05:20
Last train21:40
Departure stationCologne
Arrival stationDüsseldorf
Changes2 changes

Cologne to Düsseldorf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Düsseldorf for Tuesday Dec 7th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:40 18:05 10h 25m, 5 changes
08:20 19:19 10h 59m, 5 changes
08:20 19:32 11h 12m, 3 changes
08:40 19:19 10h 39m, 8 changes
08:40 19:32 10h 52m, 5 changes
09:20 20:17 10h 57m, 5 changes
11:40 22:47 11h 7m, 5 changes
12:20 00:13 11h 53m, 5 changes
12:20 01:44 13h 24m, 5 changes
12:40 00:13 11h 33m, 8 changes

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf

The price of train tickets from Cologne to Düsseldorf starts at $60.20 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 Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Düsseldorf? 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 Düsseldorf take?

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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Düsseldorf is 10 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Düsseldorf cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Düsseldorf?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Cologne to Düsseldorf cover a distance of around 416 miles (669 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Düsseldorf to Cologne.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Düsseldorf for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 11/29/2021 for travel on 11/29/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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