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The cheapest trains

from Cologne
to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Cheapest

$23

Average

$78

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cologne to Berlin will cost around $ 78 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.

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16:55Cologne Hbf6h03 22:58Berlin Hbf (tief)
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$231One-way
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11:21Cologne Hbf6h01 17:22Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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$301One-way
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15:21Cologne Hbf5h59 21:20Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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$301One-way
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18:44Cologne Hbf4h22 23:06Berlin Hbf (tief)
0 changes
$301One-way
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13:21Cologne Hbf6h02 19:23Berlin Gesundbrunnen
2 changes
$301One-way

Train Times

Cologne to Berlin

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04:16Cologne Hbf4h50 09:06Berlin Hbf (tief)
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05:28Cologne Hbf4h42 10:10Berlin Hbf (tief)
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06:44Cologne Hbf4h21 11:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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07:21Cologne Hbf6h01 13:22Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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07:27Cologne Hbf4h43 12:10Berlin Hbf (tief)
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08:21Cologne Hbf5h33 13:54Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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08:31Cologne Hbf5h23 13:54Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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08:44Cologne Hbf4h21 13:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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09:21Cologne Hbf6h01 15:22Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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09:27Cologne Hbf4h43 14:10Berlin Hbf (tief)
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10:44Cologne Hbf4h21 15:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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11:13Cologne Hbf4h57 16:10Berlin Hbf (tief)
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11:17Cologne Messe/Deutz4h53 16:10Berlin Hbf (tief)
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11:21Cologne Hbf6h01 17:22Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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12:44Cologne Hbf4h22 17:06Berlin Hbf (tief)
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13:11Cologne Hbf4h59 18:10Berlin Hbf (tief)
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13:21Cologne Hbf6h02 19:23Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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13:26Cologne Messe/Deutz4h44 18:10Berlin Hbf (tief)
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14:44Cologne Hbf4h21 19:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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15:20Cologne Hbf4h50 20:10Berlin Hbf (tief)
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15:21Cologne Hbf5h59 21:20Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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16:44Cologne Hbf4h21 21:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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16:55Cologne Hbf6h03 22:58Berlin Hbf (tief)
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18:44Cologne Hbf4h22 23:06Berlin Hbf (tief)
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19:27Cologne Hbf4h53 00:20Berlin Hbf (tief)
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22:45Cologne Hbf6h52 05:37Berlin Hbf (tief)
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23:11Cologne Hbf6h26 05:37Berlin Hbf (tief)
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Fri
Sep 20
$58FlixTrain
$29Flixbus
$185Ryanair
Sat
Sep 21
$23Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$88easyJet
Sun
Sep 22
$30Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
$70easyJet
Mon
Sep 23
$23FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$51Ryanair
Tue
Sep 24
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$73Ryanair
Wed
Sep 25
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$43Ryanair
Thu
Sep 26
$23FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$50Ryanair
Fri
Sep 27
$35FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$57easyJet
Sat
Sep 28
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$57easyJet
Sun
Sep 29
$35Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$35easyJet
Mon
Sep 30
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$23Ryanair
Tue
Oct 1
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$12Ryanair
Wed
Oct 2
$35Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$33easyJet
Thu
Oct 3
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
$17Ryanair
Fri
Oct 4
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$28Ryanair
Sat
Oct 5
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$27easyJet
Sun
Oct 6
$42Deutsche Bahn
$29Flixbus
$34easyJet
Mon
Oct 7
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$21Ryanair
Tue
Oct 8
$12FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$17Ryanair
Wed
Oct 9
$12FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$17Ryanair
Thu
Oct 10
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$26Ryanair

The fastest trains

from Cologne
to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Fastest Journey

4 h 21 m

Average

5 h 9 m

Trains per day

27

Distance

479 km

Of the 27 train that leave Cologne for Berlin every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 479 km distance in an average of 5 h 9 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4 h 21 m .

The slowest train will take 6 h 52 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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06:44Cologne Hbf4h21 11:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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$1381One-way
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10:44Cologne Hbf4h21 15:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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$931One-way
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14:44Cologne Hbf4h21 19:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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$1381One-way
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08:44Cologne Hbf4h21 13:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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$1381One-way
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16:44Cologne Hbf4h21 21:05Berlin Hbf (tief)
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$371One-way

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Berlin Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
6 hours 3 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $23
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Berlin
Distance:479 km
TrainTrain Companies:Deutsche Bahn with connection, 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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Berlin
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