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.
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4 h 27 m
4 h 54 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 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.
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|Distance||296 miles (478 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||$49 (€42)|
|Train frequency||20 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 20 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain|
Trains from Cologne to Berlin cover the 296 miles (478 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 12 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 20 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $23 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $49 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Travel from Cologne to Berlin from $23 (€20) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip 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 Cologne to Berlin train.
Train information from Cologne to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn:
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:
When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Köln Hbf, Köln/Bonn Flughafen and Köln Messe/Deutz. When arriving in Berlin, you can end your journey in train stations like Berlin Hbf, Berlin Alexanderplatz and Berlin Südkreuz.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Berlin Hbf, located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city centre.
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