Cologne to Berlin train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Dec 01

Cheapest

73

Average

108

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

11:48PMCologne Messe/Deutz8h57 08:45AMBerlin Hbf
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731One-way
11:48PMCologne Messe/Deutz8h29 08:17AMBerlin Hbf
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731One-way
04:31PMCologne Hbf7h23 11:54PMBerlin Hbf
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761One-way
08:42AMCologne Hbf7h12 03:54PMBerlin Hbf
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891One-way
08:09AMCologne Hbf6h11 02:20PMBerlin Hbf
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891One-way

Train schedule from Cologne to Berlin

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, December 1
02:10AMCologne Hbf7h05 09:15AMBerlin Hbf
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03:59AMCologne Hbf6h59 10:58AMBerlin Hbf
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04:10AMCologne Hbf6h54 11:04AMBerlin Hbf
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04:26AMCologne Hbf6h44 11:10AMBerlin Hbf
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05:07AMCologne Hbf6h15 11:22AMBerlin Hbf
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05:20AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h44 11:04AMBerlin Hbf
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07:09AMCologne Hbf6h14 01:23PMBerlin Hbf
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07:21AMCologne Hbf6h53 02:14PMBerlin Hbf
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07:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h25 01:09PMBerlin Hbf
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08:09AMCologne Hbf6h11 02:20PMBerlin Hbf
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08:42AMCologne Hbf7h12 03:54PMBerlin Hbf
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09:46AMCologne Hbf5h06 02:52PMBerlin Hbf
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10:04AMCologne Hbf5h51 03:55PMBerlin Hbf
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10:09AMCologne Hbf6h14 04:23PMBerlin Hbf
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10:21AMCologne Hbf6h49 05:10PMBerlin Hbf
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10:27AMCologne Messe/Deutz6h43 05:10PMBerlin Hbf
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10:34AMCologne Messe/Deutz6h42 05:16PMBerlin Hbf
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10:34AMCologne Messe/Deutz6h39 05:13PMBerlin Hbf
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11:09AMCologne Hbf6h13 05:22PMBerlin Hbf
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11:21AMCologne Hbf6h53 06:14PMBerlin Hbf
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11:30AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h57 05:27PMBerlin Hbf
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12:07PMCologne Messe/Deutz6h14 06:21PMBerlin Hbf
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12:21PMCologne Hbf6h49 07:10PMBerlin Hbf
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12:27PMCologne Messe/Deutz6h43 07:10PMBerlin Hbf
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01:09PMCologne Hbf6h15 07:24PMBerlin Hbf
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01:21PMCologne Hbf6h49 08:10PMBerlin Hbf
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01:32PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h34 07:06PMBerlin Hbf
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02:11PMCologne Messe/Deutz6h09 08:20PMBerlin Hbf
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02:21PMCologne Hbf6h47 09:08PMBerlin Hbf
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03:36PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h30 09:06PMBerlin Hbf
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04:21PMCologne Hbf6h48 11:09PMBerlin Hbf
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04:31PMCologne Hbf7h23 11:54PMBerlin Hbf
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04:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz6h14 10:58PMBerlin Hbf
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05:09PMCologne Hbf6h45 11:54PMBerlin Hbf
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05:21PMCologne Hbf7h02 12:23AMBerlin Hbf
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05:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h43 11:27PMBerlin Hbf
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06:21PMCologne Hbf6h49 01:10AMBerlin Hbf
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07:21PMCologne Hbf6h52 02:13AMBerlin Hbf
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11:15PMCologne Hbf6h56 06:11AMBerlin Hbf
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11:48PMCologne Messe/Deutz8h57 08:45AMBerlin Hbf
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11:48PMCologne Messe/Deutz8h29 08:17AMBerlin Hbf
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Dec 01

Fastest Journey

5 h 6 m

Average

6 h 34 m

Trains per day

41

Distance

479 km

Of the 41 trains that leave Cologne for Berlin every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
09:46AMCologne Hbf5h06 02:52PMBerlin Hbf
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891One-way
07:44AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h25 01:09PMBerlin Hbf
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1611One-way
03:36PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h30 09:06PMBerlin Hbf
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1171One-way
01:32PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h34 07:06PMBerlin Hbf
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1391One-way
05:44PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h43 11:27PMBerlin Hbf
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1391One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Berlin

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$53 (€48)
frequencyTrain frequency20 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 20 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Berlin cover the 296 miles (478 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 7 min with our travel partners like FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 20 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $32 (€29), but the average price of train tickets is $53 (€48). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Berlin trains

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you to Berlin from Cologne from $32 (€29). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

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 Cologne to Berlin train.

Cologne to Berlin train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 31 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 18 a day

Trains from Cologne to Berlin

Trains are a popular way of getting from Cologne to Berlin. They are fast, efficient, and quite affordable. Although only one company services the route, there's generally a train once every hour. The distance between the two cities is 297 miles, and this can be covered within 5 hours on the fastest train.

Cologne to Berlin train times: Daily departures

A total of 31 trains departs from Cologne to Berlin every day, and 18 of these offer direct trips. The trains are available on all days of the week. The earliest train departs from Cologne a little after 2:00 a.m, and the final one leaves just before midnight. Between these times, expect a train to leave Cologne for Berlin at least once every hour. 

How long is the journey by train from Cologne to Berlin?

The fastest train from Cologne to Berlin takes just under five hours. By changing once or twice on the way, it might take about 10.5 hours to arrive in Berlin. The average train duration for the trip is 6 hours and 54 minutes. For the shortest travel time, consider taking a direct train from Cologne to Berlin. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Cologne to Berlin?

Departure train station: The Cologne-Berlin trains depart from Cologne Central Station, just next to the Cologne Cathedral. With a vehicle, travelers can get to the station from the city center in only 4 minutes. The distance is about 1.1 miles. The place has a wide range of eateries and coffee shops and a barbershop.

Arrival train station: The arrival station used by Cologne-Berlin trains is Berlin Central Station. Once passengers arrive at the station, a bus can drive them to Berlin city center in 6 minutes. This short trip covers 1.4 miles. The area around the station is excellent for shopping and eating.

Which train companies travel from Cologne to Berlin?

The only company offering train services from Cologne to Berlin is Deutsche Bahn (DB). The largest train company in Germany, DB provides an excellent rail network throughout the country. In some cases, the trips offered by this company are faster and more efficient than flying. DB generally provides low prices, but travelers can always get better rates by booking well in advance. The costs fluctuate significantly based on the seasons and demand, so travelers should carefully select their travel period. DB trains offer free WiFi and a menu to order from, particularly for longer journeys.

Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Berlin

Deutsche Bahn operates 31 train trips every day, and 18 of these are direct trips. The rest involve two or three changes. DB offers fast rides to Berlin, some taking under 5 hours. Their trains depart every hour, with the first train leaving Cologne at about 2:15 a.m. DB often offers promotional prices, and if tickets are purchased early enough, travelers could save as much as half the average price. 

Cologne to Berlin trains: Services on board

DB offers first- and second-class seating cars. First-class seats have more space and greater comfort, and are almost always never sold out. If on a budget, travelers could consider second-class seats. While they're half the price of first-class seats, they don't have the extra seating space of first class and might be harder to get at peak travel times.

Regardless of the type of car, travelers will be able to carry their luggage free of charge. No reservations are needed for the storage of goods, even for large items. Travelers can pack these items in the racks at the end of the carriages. 

Although passengers can carry large items with no reservation, bikes are an exception. For longer journeys, travelers should make a reservation for their bike and be prepared to pay an extra fee for storage. 

How to find cheap train tickets from Cologne to Berlin

Travelers can find a cheap train from Cologne to Berlin at Omio. A simple way to score cheap tickets is by purchasing tickets long before a trip. Tickets from DB go on sale six months in advance. If the ticket is bought three weeks in advance, travelers can expect to save 24%, on average. By being flexible with their travel dates, they can also save significantly. Plan to travel in the off-season, when the company tends to lower prices, or opt for slower trips.

Train tickets from Cologne to Berlin: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 21 €
2 weeks earlier 20 €5%
3 weeks earlier 17 €24%
1 month before 16 €31%
2 months earlier 15 €40%
3 months earlier 11 €91%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Cologne - Berlin. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Cologne - Berlin 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 24% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Cologne - Berlin with 2 months in advance you save up to about 40% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 91%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Berlin

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Berlin easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Berlin.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Berlin from Cologne for as low as $32 (€29)  for the next 7 days.
The train price to Berlin from Cologne is on average $53 (€48)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
You should expect to travel around 296 miles (478 km)  from Cologne to Berlin by train.
While the time it takes to travel 296 miles (478 km) from Cologne to Berlin can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cologne to Berlin train journey time is on average 5 h 7 min.

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Berlin, you can end your route in train stations like Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.

Omio customers book a train from Köln Hbf   to Berlin Hbf   most frequently for this route.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city center of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Berlin, called Berlin Hbf, is located around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from its city center.

For the best Cologne to Berlin train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Cologne and Berlin to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 20 direct trains per day from Cologne to Berlin, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Berlin is 20 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest train for this route departs from Cologne at 9: 53 PM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 9: 53 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Berlin and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Cologne to Berlin is on average $53 (€48) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Cologne to Berlin available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Berlin

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Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your trip to Berlin.
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U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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