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.
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Of the 11 buses that leave Cologne for Berlin every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||296 miles (478 km)|
|Average coach duration||9 h 15 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£23 (€26)|
|Coach companies||BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain, BlaBlaCar or Flixbus|
Coaches from Cologne to Berlin cover the 296 miles (478 km) long route taking on average 9 h 15 min with our travel partners like BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixTrain, BlaBlaCar or Flixbus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £23, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
Find the best coaches from Cologne to Berlin with Omio's travel partners BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus from £18. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French coach provider from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long coach journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags.
Buses from Cologne to Berlin are operated by Postbus, MegaBus, FlixBus and OneBus. There are regular and frequent services offered, from early morning until late in the evening. Buses from Cologne to Berlin take between 7 and 15 hours to make the journey, depending on the service chosen. Some services on FlixBus and Postbus may require changes, which significantly lengthen journey time. Weekend services are also frequent.
Cologne's main bus station, the ZOB, is on the north side of Hauptbahnhof, the city's central railway station, which is within a few minutes' walking distance of the Cologne city centre. There are adjacent stops on the city's efficient S-bahn, U-bahn and bus services. Public transport is available until the early hours of the morning each day. Cologne has many yellow taxis which can be hailed in the street.
Berlin is Germany's vibrant capital city. The re-developed Museum Island offers some of the world's greatest art treasures. Berlin is renowned for its cultural life, from performances by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to its many night clubs, catering to all tastes. Buses from Cologne to Berlin arrive at the city's main bus station, the ZOB, in the Charlottenburg district to the west of the city centre. The bus station has connections to Berlin's public transport system. The city's U-bahn and S-bahn services link to the city centre in about 30 minutes. At the weekend, these services run all night. On weekdays, night buses are available. Taxis can be hailed on the street or are available at taxi stands and are more expensive than using public transport.
When taking the coach to Berlin from Cologne, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle). Your trip can end in coach stations such as Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, Berlin, Bahnhof Südkreuz and Berlin, Jannowitzbrücke.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this journey, called Köln Hbf, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre of Cologne.
The most popular arrival coach station, Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof, is located 6.4 miles (10.4 km) away from the city centre of Berlin.
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