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How to get from Cologne Bonn Airport to Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, one of Germany’s leading university towns and an art and fashion hub, is located 58 km northwest of Cologne Bonn airport. Home to beautiful parks, a vibrant city centre and great retail shops is a fantastic destination for all travellers.

When landing at Cologne International Airport, you have two options to get to Düsseldorf; you can take a taxi or a train. Taxis and private transfers offer 24/7 door-to-door transportation in the safety and convenience of a private vehicle taking 50 minutes to reach Düsseldorf – making it the best option. Alternatively, for a more cost-savvy route, travellers can take the train. Some trains are direct from Cologne Bonn airport to Düsseldorf and take 30 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €95 50min 24/7
Train €23.40 30min 24/7

How to get from Cologne Bonn airport to Düsseldorf by taxi

The easiest and most comfortable way to get from Cologne airport to Düsseldorf is by taxi or private transfer. Taxis in Cologne provide safe 24/7 door-to-door services, taking 50 minutes to reach Downtown Düsseldorf.

Taxi fare from Cologne airport to Düsseldorf

Taxis in Germany calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. You can expect to pay around €95 for your 50-minute trip from Cologne Bonn Airport to Düsseldorf.

It is good to know that there are no price differences for day, night and weekend trips.

Cost

€95

Trip Duration

50 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Cologne Bonn International Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can find Cologne Bonn airport taxi ranks directly in front of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Convenience

Although the more expensive option, taking a taxi or private transfer from Cologne airport to Düsseldorf is definitely more convenient. Cabs in Cologne provide direct, 24/7 door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle. Moreover, taking a taxi is the safest option when travelling with children and/or heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

Tips are not expected but are always valued. Most travellers round up their end fare to the higher amount.

Useful Tips

Most taxi drivers in Cologne do not accept card payments; it is best to check with your driver beforehand.
Ensure that the taximeter is turned on and reset before starting your journey towards Düsseldorf.
It is good to know that there are no price differences for day, night and weekend trips in Cologne.

How to get from Cologne Bonn airport to Düsseldorf by train

Taking the train from Cologne airport to Düsseldorf is a great alternative for travellers on a budget. Over 65 trains operate daily; however, only three are direct trips taking 30 minutes to Düsseldorf. For the other train journeys, you will need to change trains at Cologne Messe/Deutz station, and the travel can go up to 55 minutes.

How much is a train ticket from Cologne Bonn airport to Düsseldorf?

A one-way train ticket from Cologne Bonn airport to Düsseldorf Hbf starts at €11.70 when booked in advance. However, ticket prices can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you choose.

Cost

€11.70

Trip Duration

30 Min.

Prices and travel time can vary depending on the time of day.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Trains from Cologne airport to Düsseldorf are available daily and operate 24/7.

Where do I get the train from?

You can find Cologne airport’s train station after you exit the Arrival Halls. Just follow the signs directing you to the train station.

Convenience

Taking the train is an excellent cost-savvy option from Cologne airport to Düsseldorf, as 65 trains run daily and the train line operates 24/7.

Nevertheless, if you happen to take a train with a change at Cologne Central Station, the transfer may be difficult if you are travelling with children and/or heavy luggage. Moreover, once you reach Düsseldorf train station, you will have to find a way to get to your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

Be aware that travel times and ticket prices vary depending on the time of day.

Useful Tips

There are only three direct daily trains; the rest require a change at Cologne Central Station.
The train operators for this route are Thalys, Intercity Express and Deutsche Bahn.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Cologne airport from Düsseldorf?

Cologne Bonn airport is located 58 km northwest of Düsseldorf city centre. It takes around 50 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

How do I get from Cologne Bonn airport to Düsseldorf?

There are two transportation options when travelling from Cologne Bonn airport to Düsseldorf; you can take a taxi or private transfer, which takes 50 minutes, or a train which can take between 30 and 55 minutes.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Cologne airport to Düsseldorf?

Taxis in Cologne calculate their fares using a taximeter. Typically your 50-minute ride to Düsseldorf costs around €95, traffic dependant.

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