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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sat
Jul 20
$24FlixTrain
$41Flixbus
$118Germanwings
Sun
Jul 21
$35FlixTrain
$41Flixbus
$83Eurowings
Mon
Jul 22
$35FlixTrain
$35Flixbus
$101Ryanair
Tue
Jul 23
$24FlixTrain
$29Flixbus
$79easyJet
Wed
Jul 24
$24FlixTrain
$24Flixbus
$47Ryanair
Thu
Jul 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
$79easyJet
Fri
Jul 26
$31Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$57Ryanair
Sat
Jul 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$59easyJet
Sun
Jul 28
$35FlixTrain
$41Flixbus
$37easyJet
Mon
Jul 29
$18FlixTrain
$24Flixbus
$35easyJet
Tue
Jul 30
$18FlixTrain
$24Flixbus
$12Ryanair
Wed
Jul 31
$23Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$33easyJet
Thu
Aug 1
$23Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
$35easyJet
Fri
Aug 2
$23Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
$47Ryanair
Sat
Aug 3
$19FlixTrain
$30Flixbus
$59Germanwings
Sun
Aug 4
$45Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$35easyJet
Mon
Aug 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$18Ryanair
Tue
Aug 6
$18FlixTrain
$18Flixbus
$15Ryanair
Wed
Aug 7
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
$15Ryanair
Thu
Aug 8
$18FlixTrain
$18Flixbus
$15Ryanair
Fri
Aug 9
$24FlixTrain
$24Flixbus
$37easyJet

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Berlin Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
6 hours 1 minute
Train Ticket Price: $22
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Berlin
Distance:479 km
TrainTrain Companies:FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Berlin

Trains in Germany are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Deutsche Bahn offering domestic and international train routes. High-speed trains from Cologne and Berlin are quick and efficient, allowing anyone to visit the German capital with ease. Deutsche Bahn operates a daily service, with departures every hour. The earliest trains from Cologne to Berlin depart shortly after 2:13 a.m. and the last train of the day leaves Cologne at 11:53 p.m. Direct journeys take just under 5 hours to make the trip, and you can also choose to change once or twice without adding much time onto the journey. Cologne to Berlin trains depart from either Köln Hauptbahnhof or Köln Messe/Deutz train station and arrive at Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

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Cologne to Berlin Train Cost

Average prices for Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Berlin when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€120

1 Day in Advance

€97

1 Week in Advance

€97

2 Weeks in Advance

€90

1 Month in Advance

€80

3 Months in Advance

€80

Cologne to Berlin 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 Cologne to Berlin train tickets by planning ahead and checking the prices before booking.

  • autobus All Cologne to Berlin trains are run by Deutsche Bahn.
  • autobus Most Cologne to Berlin trains are direct, depart from either Köln Hauptbahnhof or Köln Messe/Deutz train station and arrive at Berlin Hauptbahnhof.
  • autobus The Cologne to Berlin train journey takes as little as 4 hours and 54 minutes to arrive in Berlin.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Cologne to Berlin train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Cologne to Berlin trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • Cologne to Berlin train tickets are 19% cheaper on average when purchased a day ahead of time rather than buying a ticket at the train station.
  • Cologne to Berlin trains are 33% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Cologne

All trains from Cologne to Berlin leave from the city's Messe Station and arrive at Berlin's Hauptbahnhof. You can find Messe in the Deutz district of Cologne, not far from the River Rhine. From the city center, the best choice is to take Cologne's S-Bahn overground train system from the Hauptbahnhof, which takes a few minutes. Lines S6, S11, S12 and S13 all stop at Messe, and S-Bahn trains run until late.

Getting into Berlin by Train

Berlin is one of Europe's most forward-looking cities - filled with music venues, art galleries, technology companies, museums and cultural events. It has one of the world's great nightlife scenes, but also caters for lovers of history, with attractions like the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall. All trains from Cologne to Berlin arrive at the city's Hauptbahnhof, which is located at Potsdamer Platz near the city center. The best way to reach the center is via the U55 U-Bahn line, or by using Berlin's suburban S-Bahn train services. Be aware that the U55 line is not directly connected to the rest of the U-Bahn network, but that the U5 line is a short walk from the station.

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Best fares for trains from Cologne to Berlin

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Mon, Jul 22
Train
FlixTrain
13:345h 52m19:26
CologneBerlin
Tue, Jul 23
Train
FlixTrain
13:345h 52m19:26
CologneBerlin
Wed, Jul 24
Train
FlixTrain
13:446h 9m19:53
CologneBerlin
Fastest Trains from Cologne to Berlin
Mon, Aug 5
Train
Deutsche Bahn
15:135h 5m20:18
CologneBerlin
Fri, Jul 26
Train
Deutsche Bahn
17:115h 9m22:20
CologneBerlin
Wed, Jul 31
Train
Deutsche Bahn
17:115h 9m22:20
CologneBerlin
Return Train Tickets for Berlin to Cologne
Mon, Jul 22
Train
FlixTrain
06:325h 53m12:25
BerlinCologne
Tue, Jul 23
Train
Deutsche Bahn
21:527h 17m05:09
BerlinCologne
Wed, Jul 24
Train
Deutsche Bahn
21:527h 17m05:09
BerlinCologne

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Berlin
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