The cheapest trains from Cologne to Bern

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Cheapest

$60

Average

$94

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

The average ticket from Cologne to Bern will cost around $ 94 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 60.

Cheapest
11:29PMCologne Messe/Deutz8h27 07:56AMBern, Bhf
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$601One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:56PMCologne Hbf5h00 09:56PMBern, Bhf
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$771One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:33AMCologne Hbf6h23 11:56AMBern, Bhf
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$771One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:48AMCologne Hbf5h08 10:56AMBern, Bhf
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$771One-way
10:53AMCologne Hbf6h03 04:56PMBern, Bhf
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$841One-way

Timetable Cologne to Bern

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03:49AMCologne Hbf8h07 11:56AMBern, Bhf
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04:24AMCologne Hbf5h32 09:56AMBern, Bhf
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05:33AMCologne Hbf6h23 11:56AMBern, Bhf
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05:48AMCologne Hbf5h08 10:56AMBern, Bhf
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06:53AMCologne Hbf6h03 12:56PMBern, Bhf
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06:56AMCologne Hbf5h00 11:56AMBern, Bhf
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07:12AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h09 12:21PMBern, Bhf
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07:55AMCologne Hbf5h01 12:56PMBern, Bhf
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08:53AMCologne Hbf6h03 02:56PMBern, Bhf
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08:56AMCologne Hbf6h00 02:56PMBern, Bhf
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08:56AMCologne Hbf5h25 02:21PMBern, Bhf
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08:56AMCologne Hbf5h30 02:26PMBern, Bhf
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08:56AMCologne Hbf7h00 03:56PMBern, Bhf
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09:17AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h09 02:26PMBern, Bhf
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09:17AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h04 02:21PMBern, Bhf
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09:29AMCologne Hbf6h52 04:21PMBern, Bhf
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09:55AMCologne Hbf5h01 02:56PMBern, Bhf
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10:53AMCologne Hbf6h03 04:56PMBern, Bhf
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10:56AMCologne Hbf5h00 03:56PMBern, Bhf
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11:02AMCologne Hbf7h19 06:21PMBern, Bhf
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11:16AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h10 04:26PMBern, Bhf
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11:16AMCologne Messe/Deutz5h05 04:21PMBern, Bhf
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11:55AMCologne Hbf5h01 04:56PMBern, Bhf
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12:53PMCologne Hbf6h03 06:56PMBern, Bhf
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12:56PMCologne Hbf5h25 06:21PMBern, Bhf
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12:56PMCologne Hbf5h30 06:26PMBern, Bhf
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01:55PMCologne Hbf5h01 06:56PMBern, Bhf
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02:53PMCologne Hbf6h03 08:56PMBern, Bhf
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02:56PMCologne Hbf5h30 08:26PMBern, Bhf
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02:56PMCologne Hbf5h25 08:21PMBern, Bhf
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03:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h11 08:26PMBern, Bhf
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03:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz5h06 08:21PMBern, Bhf
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03:57PMCologne Hbf4h59 08:56PMBern, Bhf
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04:16PMCologne Hbf6h40 10:56PMBern, Bhf
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04:56PMCologne Hbf5h00 09:56PMBern, Bhf
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05:57PMCologne Hbf4h59 10:56PMBern, Bhf
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06:53PMCologne Hbf6h09 01:02AMBern, Bhf
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06:56PMCologne Hbf5h35 12:31AMBern, Bhf
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07:57PMCologne Hbf5h05 01:02AMBern, Bhf
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08:57PMCologne Hbf9h21 06:18AMBern, Bhf
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08:57PMCologne Hbf9h24 06:21AMBern, Bhf
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08:57PMCologne Hbf9h29 06:26AMBern, Bhf
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11:29PMCologne Messe/Deutz8h27 07:56AMBern, Bhf
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Fri
Sep 24
$60Deutsche Bahn
$224Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$60Deutsche Bahn
$317Lufthansa
Sun
Sep 26
$24Deutsche Bahn
$174Eurowings
Tue
Sep 28
$24Deutsche Bahn
$131Eurowings
Wed
Sep 29
$24Deutsche Bahn
$75Eurowings
Thu
Sep 30
$24Deutsche Bahn
$260Eurowings

The fastest trains from Cologne to Bern

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Fastest Journey

4 h 59 m

Average

5 h 57 m

Trains per day

43

Distance

445 km

Of the 43 trains that leave Cologne for Bern every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 445 km distance in an average of 5 h 57 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 59 m .

The slowest trains will take 9 h 29 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
05:57PMCologne Hbf4h59 10:56PMBern, Bhf
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$871One-way
Fastest
03:57PMCologne Hbf4h59 08:56PMBern, Bhf
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$1021One-way
2nd Fastest
04:56PMCologne Hbf5h00 09:56PMBern, Bhf
1 changes
$771One-way
2nd Fastest
06:56AMCologne Hbf5h00 11:56AMBern, Bhf
1 changes
$1021One-way
2nd Fastest
10:56AMCologne Hbf5h00 03:56PMBern, Bhf
1 changes
$1021One-way

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Train Information between Cologne and Bern

distanceDistance275 miles (444 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price$36 (€29)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Bern cover the 275 miles (444 km) long route taking on average 5 h 34 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $36 (€29), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

Train companies

Train between Cologne and Bern with Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Cologne and Bern from $24 (€19). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 275 miles (444 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Cologne and Bern. Check the DB train schedule for your trip between Cologne and Bern on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Cologne and Bern you can pay as low as $24 (€19).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Cologne to Bern:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended


Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Bern

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Cologne to Bern. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Cologne to Bern and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Trains from Cologne to Bern
Travel by train to Bern 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 Bern.
FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Cologne and Bern?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Bern, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Bern, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Cologne to Bern before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Germany from Bern, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cologne from Bern?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bern?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/23/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Cologne from Bern.

How much do cheap trains to Bern from Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Cologne to Bern for as low as $24 (€19)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket between Cologne and Bern?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Bern train price to come in at an average of $36 (€29)  one way.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Bern by train?
The distance to Bern from Cologne by train is approximately 275 miles (444 km).
How long is the train ride between Cologne and Bern?
On average the Cologne to Bern train travel time is 5 h 34 min  for the 275 miles (444 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Cologne goes to Bern? What train station do I come into Bern from Cologne?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Bern you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation, Bern, Bhf and Bern.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Bern train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Bern.

Which train providers should I travel with from Cologne to Bern?
Take the Cologne to Bern train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey between Cologne and Bern as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train from Cologne to Bern?
Yes, there are 5 direct trains between Cologne and Bern per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
How many train services are there from Cologne to Bern a day?
On average, there are 5 trains a day from Cologne to Bern. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Cologne to Bern? What time is the last train from Cologne to Bern?
The earliest train for this route departs from Cologne at 7: 53 AM. The last train leaves from Cologne at 9: 54 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cologne to Bern and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets to Bern from Cologne to score the best deals?
You can find trains to Bern from Cologne to cost on average $36 (€29) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Bern train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Bern
Köln Hbf
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