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Take the train from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd in 47 minutes

If you want to travel from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd by train to take around 1 hour. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 47 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 71 trains per day running on this route, which spans 26 miles (42 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Köln Süd.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd start from €16.30 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd by train

It takes an average of 1h 0m to travel from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd by train, over a distance of around 26 miles (42 km). There are normally 71 trains per day travelling from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd and tickets for this journey start from €16.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 47m
PriceFrom €16.30
Distance26 miles (42 km)
Frequency71 trains per day
First train00:00
Last train23:32
Departure stationDusseldorf Airport
Arrival stationKöln Süd
ChangesDirect trains available

Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd for Tuesday 1st February 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:57 14:18 1h 21m, 1 change
13:04 14:04 1h 0m, 2 changes
13:32 14:28 56m, 1 change
13:50 14:38 48m, direct
13:52 14:53 1h 1m, 2 changes
13:57 15:18 1h 21m, 1 change
14:04 15:18 1h 14m, 3 changes
14:32 15:28 56m, 1 change
14:50 15:38 48m, direct
14:57 16:18 1h 21m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd

The price of train tickets from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd starts at €16.30 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 Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd? 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 Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd take?

The average journey time by train between Dusseldorf Airport and Köln Süd is 1 hour and 0 minutes, with around 71 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 Dusseldorf Airport and Köln Süd by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd is 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd cost?

Train ticket prices from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd can start from as little as €16.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd leave?

The first train from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd leaves at 00:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd leave?

The last train from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd leaves at 23:32. 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 Dusseldorf Airport and Köln Süd by train?

Trains travelling from Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd cover a distance of around 26 miles (42 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Köln Süd to Dusseldorf Airport.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Dusseldorf Airport to Köln Süd for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/01/2022. 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 12/16/2021 for travel on 12/16/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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