Cologne to Berlin bus

Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Cheapest

39

Average

51

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
08:10AMKöln, Flughafen9h45 05:55PMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
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391One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:10AMKöln, Flughafen9h05 05:15PMBerlin
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471One-way
05:35PMKöln, Flughafen9h30 03:05AMBerlin
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551One-way
05:35PMKöln, Flughafen9h50 03:25AMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
0 transfers
621One-way

Bus schedule from Cologne to Berlin

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08:10AMKöln, Flughafen9h05 05:15PMBerlin
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08:10AMKöln, Flughafen9h45 05:55PMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
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05:35PMKöln, Flughafen9h50 03:25AMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
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05:35PMKöln, Flughafen9h30 03:05AMBerlin
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Bus times from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Oct 06

Fastest Journey

9 h 5 m

Average

9 h 32 m

Buses per day

4

Distance

479 km

Of the 4 buses that leave Cologne for Berlin every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
08:10AMKöln, Flughafen9h05 05:15PMBerlin
0 transfers
471One-way
2nd Fastest
05:35PMKöln, Flughafen9h30 03:05AMBerlin
0 transfers
551One-way
08:10AMKöln, Flughafen9h45 05:55PMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
0 transfers
391One-way
05:35PMKöln, Flughafen9h50 03:25AMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
0 transfers
621One-way

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Overview: Bus from Cologne to Berlin

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
durationAverage bus duration9 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$34 (€33)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain, BlaBlaCar or Flixbus

Buses from Cologne to Berlin cover the 296 miles (478 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 45 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain, BlaBlaCar or Flixbus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $21 (€20), but the average price of bus tickets is $34 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.

Bus providers: FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus from Cologne to Berlin

Travel between Cologne and Berlin from $21 (€20) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

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BlaBlaCar Bus

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Bus information from Cologne to Berlin with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 5 min
  • Average Price: $21
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

    Buses from Cologne to Berlin

    Buses in Germany are a convenient and affordable way to travel, with a number of companies offering a variety of domestic and international routes. Buses from Cologne to Berlin are operated by Eurolines and Flixbus. There are regular and frequent services offered, from early morning until late in the evening. Buses from Cologne to Berlin take between 8 and 15 hours to make the journey, depending on the service chosen. Some FlixBus and Eurolines buses may require a transfer, which significantly lengthen journey time. Weekend buses from COlogne to Berlin are also frequent.

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    Cologne to Berlin Bus Cost

    Average prices for buses from Cologne to Berlin when you book in advance

    Booking Period

    Average Price

    Same Day

    €31

    1 Day in Advance

    €30

    1 Week in Advance

    €30

    2 Weeks in Advance

    €30

    1 Month in Advance

    €30

    3 Months in Advance

    €30

    Cologne to Berlin Buses: General Information


    While taking a bus is slower than both the bus and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 7:50 h to arrive in Berlin.

    • autobus All Cologne to Berlin buses are run by Flixbus or Eurolines.
    • autobus Some buses are direct, while many require a transfer. Cologne to Berlin buses depart from either Köln ZOB or Köln Flughafen and arrive at either Berlin ZOB, Bahnhof Südkreuz, Alexanderplatz, or U-Bahnhof Alt-Tegel.
    • autobus Traveling from Cologne to Berlin by bus takes as little as 7 hours and 50 minutes.
    • autobus Most travelers book their Cologne to Berlin bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

    Taking the Bus from Cologne

    Cologne's main bus station, the ZOB, is on the north side of Hauptbahnhof, the city's central railway station, which is within a few minutes walking distance of the Cologne city centre. There are adjacent stops on the city's efficient S-bahn, U-bahn and bus services. Public transport is available until the early hours of the morning each day. Cologne has many yellow taxis which can be hailed in the street.

    Getting into Berlin by Bus

    Berlin is Germany's vibrant capital city. The re-developed Museum Island offers some of the world's greatest art treasures. Berlin is renowned for its cultural life, from performances by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to its many night clubs, catering to all tastes. Buses from Cologne to Berlin arrive at the city's main bus station, the ZOB, in the Charlottenburg district to the west of the city centre. The bus station has connections to Berlin's public transport system. The city's U-bahn and S-bahn services link to the city centre in about 30 minutes. On the weekend, these services run all night. On weekdays, night buses are available. Taxis can be hailed on the street or are available at taxi stands but are more expensive than using public transport.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Berlin from Cologne

    Travel Tips: Take the bus to Berlin easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Berlin.
    FAQs
    Bus tickets between Cologne and Berlin for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $21 (€20)  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Berlin bus price to come in at an average of $34 (€33)  one way.
    The distance to Berlin from Cologne by bus is approximately 296 miles (478 km).
    On average the Cologne to Berlin bus travel time is 9 h 45 min  for the 296 miles (478 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    Some of the Cologne bus stations to Berlin you can start your journey from include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Berlin include Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, Berlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz and Berlin, Jannowitzbrücke.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and need to travel approximately 6.4 miles (10.4 km) from the bus station to the city center in Berlin.

    Take the Cologne to Berlin bus with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain, BlaBlaCar or Flixbus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route to Berlin from Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there is 1 direct bus per day from Cologne to Berlin with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
    On average, there is 1 bus a day from Cologne to Berlin. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the earliest bus from Cologne to Berlin at 6: 10 AM   or take the last bus from Cologne to Berlin leaving at 9: 35 PM. Look for the latest Cologne to Berlin bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
    If you book the Cologne to Berlin bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $34 (€33). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Cologne and Berlin. Look out for bus tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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