Frankfurt to Cologne

Frankfurt to Cologne

  Sep 25, 2021, 22 trips (7 – 0)

Frankfurt to Cologne Schedule

Frankfurt to Cologne Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
FlixBus Economy 01:40 - 03:35€ 18.99
RegioJet Standard 05:25 - 08:05€ 7.90
Blablabus Standard AC 05:15 - 07:25€ 10.79
FlixBus Economy 04:15 - 06:15€ 15
FlixBus Economy 08:45 - 10:45€ 15
FlixBus Economy 11:55 - 13:50€ 15
Blablabus Standard AC 13:50 - 16:15€ 10.79
Blablabus Standard AC 14:15 - 16:15€ 10.79
Blablabus Standard AC 16:15 - 18:30€ 10.79
Blablabus Standard AC 19:35 - 21:55€ 10.79
Blablabus Standard AC 20:00 - 21:55€ 10.79
FlixBus Economy 23:40 - 02:10€ 15

Transportation from Frankfurt to Cologne

How to get from Frankfurt to Cologne

When you want to get from Frankfurt to Cologne, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EUR 129.54. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as EUR 7.90.

How far is Frankfurt from Cologne?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Frankfurt to Cologne. Your trip will be a total of 113 miles (181 km). The flying distance is 117 miles (187 km).

How long does it take to get from Frankfurt to Cologne?

The travel time from Frankfurt to Cologne can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 19 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Frankfurt to Cologne?

The cost of the trip from Frankfurt to Cologne varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is RegioJet: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as EUR 7.90 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as EUR 129.54.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Frankfurt to Cologne:

  • Bus tickets - EUR 8.00 to EUR 23.00;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 130.00 to EUR 130.00;
  • Train tickets - EUR 141.00 to EUR 283.00;

How many trips per day are there between Frankfurt and Cologne?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Frankfurt to Cologne depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 01:20 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:40. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Frankfurt to Cologne. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is EUR 130.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Frankfurt to Cologne
Pegasus Airlines


Taking a bus from Frankfurt to Cologne is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Frankfurt to Cologne

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Frankfurt to Cologne? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.