|Distance||296 miles (478 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 49 min|
|Average train ticket price||$31 (€25)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Berlin to Cologne cover the 296 miles (478 km) long route taking on average 4 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $19 (€15), but the average price of train tickets is $31 (€25). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Travel between Berlin and Cologne from $19 (€15) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Berlin to Cologne train.
Berlin to Cologne train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Berlin and Cologne are the following:
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:
When taking a train from Berlin, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. When you arrive in Cologne, your train can arrive in train stations including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Berlin Hbf to Köln Hbf.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Berlin Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Berlin. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Köln Hbf, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.
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