Cologne to Berlin bus

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Cologne to Berlin is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixBus
05:35PM9h30
Köln, Flughafen
03:05AMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$341One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
05:35PM9h50
Köln, Flughafen
03:25AMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
$341One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar
06:00PM5h50
Cologne
11:50PMBerlin
$411One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar
10:00AM6h30
Cologne
04:30PMBerlin
$441One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
07:50AM9h45
Köln, Flughafen
05:35PMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
$451One-way
0 transfers

Bus schedule from Cologne to Berlin

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17
FlixBus
07:50AM9h45
Köln, Flughafen
05:35PMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:50AM9h10
Köln, Flughafen
05:00PMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
0 transfers
FlixBus
05:35PM9h30
Köln, Flughafen
03:05AMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
0 transfers
FlixBus
05:35PM9h50
Köln, Flughafen
03:25AMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:45PM8h55
Köln, Flughafen
06:40AMBerlin
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:45PM9h15
Köln, Flughafen
07:00AMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:45PM9h50
Köln, Flughafen
07:35AMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
0 transfers

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Bus times from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Fastest Journey

8 h 55 m

Average

9 h 27 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

479 km

Of the 7 buses that leave Cologne for Berlin every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
FlixBus
09:45PM8h55
Köln, Flughafen
06:40AMBerlin
$471One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
07:50AM9h10
Köln, Flughafen
05:00PMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$451One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:45PM9h15
Köln, Flughafen
07:00AMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$471One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
05:35PM9h30
Köln, Flughafen
03:05AMBerlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof
$341One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:50AM9h45
Köln, Flughafen
05:35PMBerlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz
$451One-way
0 transfers

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I booked the bus for a trip from Berlin to Cologne and can highly recommend it. Booking the ticket online is easy and quick. The ticket is digitally valid and no printing is required. The departure was on schedule, there was unfortunately a small delay on the way into Cologne. However, the whole journey was stress-free and actually relaxed as the bus is relatively quiet and comfortable. The internet worked poorly during the journey, but otherwise there were no weaknesses for me. Price-performance ratio is great and always a good trip.
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My bus ride from Berlin to Cologne was flawless and very pleasant. The bus left on time and we arrived on time without delay. The bus driver was friendly and the seats were clean and very comfortable. The wifi worked the whole way. The atmosphere on the bus was really relaxed, very calm and all the passengers happy. All in all, a great trip by bus that I can only recommend. And also cheaper than by train. Keep it up.

Overview: Bus from Cologne to Berlin

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 14 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$49 (€43)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersBlaBlaCar, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain or Infobus

Buses from Cologne to Berlin cover the 296 miles (478 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 14 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain or Infobus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $49 (€43), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $23 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.

Bus companies: BlaBlaCar, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus from Cologne to Berlin

Travel to Berlin from Cologne from $23 (€20) with Omio’s bus partners BlaBlaCar, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Flixtrain GmbH is a German railway company owned by Flixmobility. FlixTrain already connects many cities in Germany with its green trains. The trains run on 100 percent renewable energy. Onboard facilities: FlixTrain trains are equipped with air conditioning, toilets, USB and sockets and have plenty of legroom. You will find free WiFi on most trains and a range of food and drinks is available. There is a standard ticket that guarantees you a seat. You can take luggage with you free of charge, provided it can be stowed in the luggage racks. Find the current FlixTrain timetable for your bus between Cologne and Berlin at Omio and easily book FlixTrain train tickets online.

FlixTrain from Cologne to Berlin bus information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 11 min
  • Cheapest Price: $23
  • FlixTrain frequency: 1 a day

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.

FAQs: Bus from Cologne to Berlin

FAQs: Take the bus from Cologne to Berlin with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Berlin.
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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Berlin can start from as little as $23 (€20) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Cologne to Berlin is $49 (€43); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cologne to Berlin bus travel time is 5 h 14 min   for the 296 mile (478 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Cologne to Berlin leaves at 5: 50 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Cologne to Berlin leaves at 10: 35 PM.
For the best Cologne to Berlin bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with BlaBlaCar, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain or Infobus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services between Cologne and Berlin to compare what amenities they may offer.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle), which is located around 3.2 miles (5.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, located 6.9 miles (11.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a bus from Cologne to Berlin is May.
You have options as you can travel from Cologne to Berlin 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

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