Cologne to Berlin

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47 trains from $52
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35 trains from $23
Fri, Aug 23
38 trains from $23
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Prices for trains, buses and flights

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Bus
Flight
Sun
Aug 18
$52FlixTrain
$41Bla Bla Bus
$58Eurowings
Mon
Aug 19
$23FlixTrain
$29Flixbus
$98Ryanair
Tue
Aug 20
$17FlixTrain
$29Flixbus
$141easyJet
Wed
Aug 21
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$82Ryanair
Thu
Aug 22
$23FlixTrain
$23Flixbus
$46Ryanair
Fri
Aug 23
$23FlixTrain
$29Flixbus
$82Germanwings
Sat
Aug 24
$17FlixTrain
$29Flixbus
$82Germanwings
Sun
Aug 25
$35Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$43easyJet
Mon
Aug 26
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$30Ryanair
Tue
Aug 27
$12FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$35easyJet
Wed
Aug 28
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$33easyJet
Thu
Aug 29
$17FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$30Ryanair
Fri
Aug 30
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
$35easyJet
Sat
Aug 31
$12FlixTrain
$17Flixbus
$33easyJet
Sun
Sep 1
$35Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$30easyJet
Mon
Sep 2
$12FlixTrain
$12Flixbus
$15Ryanair
Tue
Sep 3
$12FlixTrain
$12Flixbus
$15Ryanair
Wed
Sep 4
$12FlixTrain
$12Flixbus
$30easyJet
Thu
Sep 5
$17FlixTrain
$12Flixbus
$15Ryanair
Fri
Sep 6
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
$46Ryanair
Sat
Sep 7
$12FlixTrain
$12Flixbus
$36easyJet

The Journey from Cologne to Berlin

Traveling from Cologne to Berlin across Germany can all be conveniently done by train, plane, or bus, depending on budget and available time. A direct route between the two cities measures 480 kilometers, and takes around an hour by plane. Journeys by rail and road will take around four and eight hours respectively. The quickest routes of both go north-west via Dortmund and Hanover on the way to Berlin.

Buses from Cologne to Berlin

Buses leave Leverkusen-Mitte bus station in Cologne more than a dozen times per day for the capital, and with several providers offering services, prices are competitive and usually lower than going by plane or train. Journey times traveling from Cologne direct to Berlin are around eight hours, with the final stop in Berlin city center dependent on the provider.

Trains from Cologne to Berlin

Traveling from Cologne to Berlin on Germany’s regional train service or Intercity Express (ICE) usually takes around four hours and 20 minutes from Cologne's central station to Berlin Hauptbanhof, and there are trains departing at least every hour until mid-evening.

Flights from Cologne to Berlin

Traveling from Cologne to Berlin offers the shortest journey time and most direct route, with several providers offering flights several times per day. Flights take just over an hour from Cologne Bonn Airport to both Berlin Tegel and Berlin Schönefeld airports and just a short onward journey to the city's center. Flight prices are commonly higher when booking at short notice, but flights can be found with budget airlines such as Ryanair and Eurowings going to both Berlin airports that compete with or even beat the cost of many rail and bus tickets.

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Best fares from Cologne to Berlin

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Fri, Aug 23
Bus
Flixbus
07:459h16:45
CologneBerlin
Fri, Aug 23
Train
FlixTrain
13:346h 19m19:53
CologneBerlin
Fri, Aug 23
Flight
Germanwings
04:051h 15m05:20
CologneBerlin
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Sat, Aug 24
Flight
Germanwings
15:301h 10m16:40
CologneBerlin
Wed, Sep 11
Flight
Germanwings
11:451h 10m12:55
CologneBerlin
Sat, Sep 14
Flight
Germanwings
13:301h 10m14:40
CologneBerlin
Return Journeys from Berlin to Cologne
Tue, Aug 20
Bus
Flixbus
11:009h20:00
BerlinCologne
Tue, Aug 20
Train
FlixTrain
10:458h 30m19:15
BerlinCologne
Tue, Aug 20
Flight
easyJet
10:001h 15m11:15
BerlinCologne

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Berlin
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