The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Berlin to Cologne will cost around $ 117 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 33.
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4 h 18 m
5 h 30 m
Trains per day
Of the 31 train that leave Berlin for Cologne every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 479 km distance in an average of 5 h 30 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4 h 18 m .
The slowest train will take 9 h 19 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
6 hours 57 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$20|
|Trains depart from:||Berlin|
|Trains arrive in:||Cologne|
|Train Companies:||FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn|
Trains in Germany are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Deutsche Bahn offering domestic and international train routes. High-speed trains from Berlin to Cologne are quick and efficient, allowing anyone to travel across Germany with ease. Deutsche Bahn operates a daily service, with departures every hour. The earliest trains from Berlin to Cologne depart at 4:26 a.m. and the last train of the day leaves Berlin at 11:53 p.m. Direct journeys take just over 5 hours to make the trip, and you can also choose to change once or twice without adding much time onto the journey. Transfers usually occur in Essen, Dortmund, or Frankfurt Berlin to Cologne trains depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arrive at either Köln Hauptbahnhof or Köln Messe/Deutz train station.
Average prices for Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Cologne when you book in advance
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Berlin to Cologne Trains: General Information
Deutsche Bahn train ticket prices change frequently so there are no firm rules for finding the best prices. Travelers can usually offset some of cost of Berlin to Cologne train tickets by planning ahead and checking the prices before booking.
Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Berlin to Cologne trains decrease the further they are booked in advance: