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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £17.00
  2. 30 day advance £17.50
  • First train
    05:13
  • Last train
    23:39
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    48m

Travelling from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne by train

The fastest trains from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne take around 48 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 152 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne.

Direct trains run between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne.

We usually find around 46 direct trains on the route from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 48 departures. The duration is normally about 48 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Frankfurt am Main around 05:13 and the last train is around 23:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Frankfurt am Main around 05:42, and the last at 23:39.

When to book Frankfurt am Main to Cologne train tickets?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne are £17.00, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £17, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne by train.

Which trains operate between Frankfurt am Main and Cologne?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CityNightLine
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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