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Frankfurt am Main - Frankfurt - Main bus station
Cologne - CGN Airport
Bus Frankfurt am Main to Cologne: Trip Overview

Bus Frankfurt am Main to Cologne: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$17
Average bus trip duration2h 30m
Number of daily buses7
Earliest bus departure12:25 AM
Distance87 miles (139 km)
Latest bus departure11:15 PM

Frankfurt am Main to Cologne Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Departures7
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:25AM - 11:15PM
Minimum Price$9
Average Ticket Price$17
Minimum Trip Duration1h55m
Average Bus Trip Duration2h30m
Distance87 miles (139 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteFlixBus, BlaBlaBus, RegioJet
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Frankfurt am Main - Cologne

You can take a bus or a train to go from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne. Both are convenient and sustainable ways to travel to Cologne. Another option you should consider is using carpooling services, which allow you to share a car ride with other travelers.

The average travel time from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne is about 2h 30m, although the fastest bus will take 1h 55m, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 95 miles (153 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance separating Frankfurt am Main and Cologne is 95 miles (153 km).

About 7 buses travel this route daily, provided by FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and RegioJet. The number of buses from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne can differ depending on the day of the week. Simplify your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

The bus service operates between 12:25 AM and 11:15 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne leave from Frankfurt Airport and arrive at Cologne Airport. These are the most popular departure and arrival locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.

The cheapest way to travel this route is by bus. The lowest price for the bus on this route is $10.

You can expect to pay around $17 for a bus ticket. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $10 to $143, so it's good to do your research before booking.

Yes, a day trip from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne is definitely doable. The total travel time for the round-trip is about 3h 50m. This allows for plenty of time to explore the sights in Cologne before returning to Frankfurt am Main in the evening.

Once in Cologne, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Cologne Opera, Cologne Cathedral, Historic Town Hall, Volksgarten and Cologne cable cars.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne was searched and found on Apr 16, 2024 with a price of $9

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $9 to $79 for a bus ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne based on the last 3 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $9 which is on 2024-04-23.

Usually Comuto Pro (BlaBlaCar Bus) will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne, get comfy and count the stars.

Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.

Will you be returning to Frankfurt am Main by bus?

Bus from Cologne to Frankfurt am Main

You can also go to Cologne by train

Train from Frankfurt am Main to Cologne

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