The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Berlin to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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3 h 59 m
4 h 52 m
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Of the 6 trains that leave Berlin for Cologne every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
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|Distance||296 miles (478 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 5 min|
|Average train ticket price||$47 (€40)|
|Train frequency||18 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus or FlixTrain|
Trains from Berlin to Cologne cover the 296 miles (478 km) long route taking on average 5 h 5 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 18 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $23 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $47 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Find the best trains to Cologne from Berlin with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus from $23 (€20). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost train companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance train services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight trains on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long train 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.
When departing from Berlin, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Alexanderplatz and Berlin Südkreuz. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln/Bonn Flughafen and Köln Messe/Deutz.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Berlin Hbf, which is located around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.
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