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from Cologne to Berlin

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Berlin on Sep 19 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:36AMCologne Hbf4h49 11:25AMBerlin Hbf
0 changes
$421One-way
Cheapest
11:30AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport18h10 05:40AMBerlin
1 changes
$411One-way
Other options
07:34AMCologne Hbf4h40 12:14PMBerlin Hbf
0 changes
$841One-way
02:10AMCologne Hbf7h12 09:22AMBerlin Hbf
2 changes
$551One-way
05:25AMCologne Hbf4h49 10:14AMBerlin Hbf
0 changes
$841One-way

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Sat
Sep 18
$37Deutsche Bahn
$27BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
Sep 19
$37FlixTrain
$41BlaBlaCar Bus
$249Eurowings
Mon
Sep 20
$35Deutsche Bahn
$28Flixbus
$199Eurowings
Tue
Sep 21
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$199Tuifly
Wed
Sep 22
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
$249Eurowings
Thu
Sep 23
$19FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$311Eurowings
Fri
Sep 24
$30Deutsche Bahn with connection
$37Flixbus
$311Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$19FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$1083Lufthansa
Sun
Sep 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$199Eurowings
Mon
Sep 27
$19FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$199Eurowings
Tue
Sep 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$149Tuifly
Wed
Sep 29
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
$174Eurowings Europe
Thu
Sep 30
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
$174Eurowings
Fri
Oct 1
$43Deutsche Bahn with connection
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
Oct 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31BlaBlaCar Bus
$736Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 3
$37FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$124Tuifly
Mon
Oct 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$99Tuifly
Tue
Oct 5
$12FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
$112Eurowings
Wed
Oct 6
$12FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
$99Eurowings
Thu
Oct 7
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
$112Eurowings
Fri
Oct 8
$37FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$87Eurowings

Travel Information from Cologne to Berlin

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $149
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $30 (€24) • 5 h 6 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $149 (€120) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 296 miles (478 km) to Berlin from 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 trip are Eurowings, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Cologne to Berlin.

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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.

How to get from Cologne to Berlin

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cologne to Berlin, 68,34% 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 Cologne to Berlin 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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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Berlin
Köln Hbf
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