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from Berlin to Cologne

You can get from Berlin to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Berlin to Cologne on Aug 4 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:45AMBerlin Brandenburg Airport1h10 07:55AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$2011One-way
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11:20PMBerlin16h55 04:15PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$411One-way
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10:50PMBerlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)17h25 04:15PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport
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$411One-way
08:00PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport1h10 09:10PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$3651One-way
05:45PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport1h10 06:55PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$3651One-way

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Wed
Aug 4
$38FlixTrain
$31Flixbus
$201Eurowings
Thu
Aug 5
$30Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$314Tuifly
Fri
Aug 6
$45Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$176Eurowings
Sat
Aug 7
$38Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
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Sun
Aug 8
$26Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$201Eurowings
Mon
Aug 9
$38Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$176Eurowings
Tue
Aug 10
$30Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$176Eurowings
Wed
Aug 11
$25FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$126Eurowings
Thu
Aug 12
$28Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$176Eurowings
Fri
Aug 13
$38FlixTrain
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$176Eurowings
Sat
Aug 14
$38FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
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Sun
Aug 15
$50FlixTrain
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$151Eurowings
Mon
Aug 16
$30Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$151Eurowings
Tue
Aug 17
$30Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$151Eurowings
Wed
Aug 18
$23Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$101Eurowings
Thu
Aug 19
$25FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$113Tuifly
Fri
Aug 20
$38FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$126Eurowings
Sat
Aug 21
$19FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
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Sun
Aug 22
$25FlixTrain
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$126Eurowings
Mon
Aug 23
$30Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$101Eurowings

Travel Information to Cologne from Berlin

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $176
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $30 (€24) • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $176 (€140) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 296 miles (478 km) by flight, bus or train from Berlin to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Eurowings, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Berlin to Cologne.

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How to get from Berlin to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Berlin to Cologne, 75,50% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Berlin to Cologne and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Berlin to Cologne
Travel to Cologne 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 Berlin to Cologne.
FAQs
How do I go from Berlin to Cologne?

There are 3 travel options from Berlin to Cologne: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Berlin to Cologne the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Cologne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $30 (€24) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a train is about $146 (€116) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $176 (€140) for this journey.

Taking a train is usually $6 (€5) less than taking a bus to Cologne, which costs on average $36 (€29) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Berlin to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel from Berlin to Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 9 h 25 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 40 min   of travel time.

How far is Cologne from Berlin?

The distance is approximately 296 miles (478 km) from Berlin to Cologne.

What are the departure and arrival points in Berlin and in Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Cologne:

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Who can get me from Berlin to Cologne?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Berlin to Cologne:

  • You can take a flight from Berlin to Cologne with Eurowings. Cheap tickets can be found for $176 (€140) with Eurowings from Berlin to Cologne.
  • You can travel by bus between Berlin and Cologne with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Berlin to Cologne tickets for $36 (€29) on Omio.
  • You can go to Cologne from Berlin by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $30 (€24) with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Cologne on Omio.
Can I travel directly to Cologne from Berlin?

Yes, there are direct routes from Berlin to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Cologne with Eurowings.
  • You can find direct buses per day to Cologne with Flixbus.
  • You can find direct trains per day to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Berlin and Cologne ends?
Omio customers who travel from Berlin to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I purchase Berlin to Cologne tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Berlin to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing $176 (€140) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing $36 (€29) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $30 (€24) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Berlin to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Cologne
Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm
Amenities
Berlin Ostbahnhof
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