Taking the train from Cologne to Dusseldorf is an easy way to travel when you are visiting Germany.
Rail services between these cities run up to seven times an hour throughout the day. Trains depart from the Cologne (Koln) Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and arrive at the Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof.
There are several types of trains that travel from Cologne to Dusseldorf, all of which run direct and require no connections en route. These include InterCity, InterCity Express, Regional-Express, and Thalys.
The journey time on this route ranges from 22 to 31 minutes, making it a quick trip. Return trains from Dusseldorf run at similar speeds.
The cost of a train ticket from Cologne to Dusseldorf varies by departure time and train type. Fares range from 10.00 to 17.00 euros in standard class, and from 16.00 to 27.50 euros in first class. Reservations on trains from Cologne to Dusseldorf are required on some services, and are recommended on others, as trains are often crowded at peak commuting times.