Berlin Hbf to Cologne train

Wed, 24 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from Berlin Hbf to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Berlin Hbf to Cologne is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixTrain
08:345h21
Berlin Hbf
13:55Cologne Hbf
£241One-way
0 changes
FlixTrain
16:345h50
Berlin Hbf
22:24Cologne Hbf
£251One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:454h24
Berlin Hbf
14:09Cologne Hbf
£621One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:454h25
Berlin Hbf
16:10Cologne Hbf
£791One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:413h59
Berlin Hbf
15:40Cologne Hbf
£791One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBerlin Hbf to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
FlixTrain
08:345h21
Berlin Hbf
13:55Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:574h18
Berlin Hbf
13:15Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:454h24
Berlin Hbf
14:09Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:564h19
Berlin Hbf
15:15Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:413h59
Berlin Hbf
15:40Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:454h25
Berlin Hbf
16:10Cologne Hbf
0 changes
FlixTrain
16:345h50
Berlin Hbf
22:24Cologne Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Berlin Hbf to Cologne

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Fastest Journey

3 h 59 m

Average

4 h 39 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

476 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Berlin Hbf for Cologne every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
11:413h59
Berlin Hbf
15:40Cologne Hbf
£791One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:574h18
Berlin Hbf
13:15Cologne Hbf
£791One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:564h19
Berlin Hbf
15:15Cologne Hbf
£881One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:454h24
Berlin Hbf
14:09Cologne Hbf
£621One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:454h25
Berlin Hbf
16:10Cologne Hbf
£791One-way
0 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Berlin Hbf to Cologne

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IconNo wifi
I travelled from Berlin to Cologne on ICE 858. It was very pleasant on board because of the air conditioning. The ergonomic and comfortable seats also contributed to the comfort of the journey. The train was in a clean and well-maintained condition. Unfortunately, the wifi was inactive that day. It would have been useful on this long journey. As far as I can remember, the train was on time for the entire journey.
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IconInternet
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IconThe toilets were very clean
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IconDelay
IconThe heat on the train
The trip definitely had its pros and cons. The positives first: the seats on the train are extremely comfortable and the toilets were very clean, making the hot pleasant. The conductors were extremely polite and helpful, which made the whole experience positive. However, there were some challenges during the journey. The train was unfortunately more than 1 hour late, which was annoying and messed up my schedule. In addition, the train was quite crowded, which caused inconvenience as it was difficult to find a seat. The heat on the train that day was also unbearable, making the journey uncomfortable. However, a big advantage was that tickets could be bought in advance, which led to cheaper prices. Also, the train, had internet access and power sockets, which is very convenient for those who need to work or charge their devices. Overall, the journey from Berlin to Cologne was a mixed experience.
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IconNo delay
IconAir conditioning
IconBoard bistro
Cons
Iconcould be cleaner
The journey from Berlin to Cologne was fine for the most part. It took place on ICE 858. The train was on time throughout. The air conditioning was working and provided a pleasant atmosphere. There was an on-board bistro where you could brighten up your journey with fresh coffee and snacks. Unfortunately, the interior was not completely clean. This could be improved.
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IconComfortable seats
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Cons
Iconwifi stability
The ICE 858 offers a fast and comfortable connection between Berlin and Cologne. It was pleasing that the train was on time throughout. It was also positive that the journey took less than 5 hours. The train was clean, well-maintained and the furnishings were modern. The seats were ergonomic and offered plenty of legroom. The on-board catering, the wifi stability and the quality of the announcements could be improved. Otherwise, I can recommend this trip.
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IconSufficient legroom in the seats
IconNice staff
Cons
IconNothing
The staff were very helpful, patient and had tips on connecting trains. The range of journeys available each day are satisfactory. The trains and seats on them are comfortable and provide adequate legroom on busy journeys. I find the WCS to be hygienic. The train was also punctual, staff was nice.
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IconFast connection
Iconpleasant night ride
Cons
Icona little uncomfortable to sleep
Last year I took the train from Berlin to Cologne at night and found the journey very pleasant. The train left on time and the journey went smoothly, so I arrived in Cologne at the scheduled time. The seats were very comfortable, just a little uncomfortable for sleeping at night. The toilets were also clean and the large luggage compartments also make for good stowage. All in all, I can only recommend this.
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Cons
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I travelled from Berlin to Cologne with IC 148 and IC 2044. I changed trains in Hanover. I had to wait there for 20 minutes, which was the only disadvantage. Otherwise it was a pleasant journey. Both trains were modern and technically up-to-date. On board there was cleanliness. The service was good, there was free wifi and power sockets. There were no delays on either train during the entire journey.
Pro
IconVery fast connection
Cons
IconAnother stop was added
As a regular traveller from Cologne to Berlin, I would like to share my positive experience with the rail connection. The route between the two cities is excellent. First of all, I would like to highlight the punctuality. In my numerous journeys, I have rarely experienced delays. The trains stick scrupulously to the timetable. This is especially important when you are travelling on business and have to meet deadlines. The journey time has been longer for some time because an additional stop has been added. For me, this is the only point of criticism, but it is certainly advantageous for the connection in general. Another plus point is the comfort of the trains. The seats are comfortable and offer enough space. The air conditioning ensures a pleasant temperature. What is also very important for me is that there is always wifi everywhere on the train, so I can work fantastically even when I am on the move. The train staff are always friendly and helpful. The cleanliness of the trains and especially the toilets must also be mentioned in a positive light. The train connection offers a reliable, comfortable and convenient travel option that I can highly recommend.
Pro
IconPleasant ride
IconNice staff
Cons
IconChange of departure time
IconNo booking in the app
The train journey from Berlin to Cologne unfortunately started with a delay in the departure time, which was not shown to me despite the DB app. Fortunately, I was able to switch to a later train thanks to my Flex-Ticket. This train had to take a diversion because of a roadworks. All in all, the journey was pleasant and the staff on the train were very friendly.
Pro
Icongood wifi
Icontasty food
IconPunctuality
This was a great journey in second class, which I recommend as I have nothing to criticise. It was very clean on the train and also in the toilets. The staff were very nice to me and did a good job (good job). The food was relatively cheap and very tasty. On the train, the wifi was consistently good, although it was used by many. The seats were relatively comfortable and the volume on the train was very pleasant. The atmosphere was great and what's more, my train arrived on time. A great ride.
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IconQuiet
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The journey was very calm and relaxed for me, it was very quiet and I was able to sleep for part of the journey. As I didn't have to change trains, it was even less stressful. The train was equipped with working wifi and charging facilities. The toilets were clean and usable. My favourite thing about the train was the value for money, especially if you arrive a little early.
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IconVery clean
IconNice staff
IconGood comfort
IconPunctual
Cons
IconNo Internet
IconExpensive ticket
Berlin to Cologne by train is definitely an option worth recommending. The cleanliness of the whole train was great! The staff were very nice and fulfilled your every wish. The seats were very comfortable, padded and you had enough legroom. The train also arrived on time and travelled very quickly to Cologne without many stops. Unfortunately, only the expensive ticket and when I say expensive, I mean expensive and the poor internet was a problem, but these are both points that were still acceptable. Therefore, as I said, still recommendable.

Overview: Train from Berlin Hbf to Cologne

distanceDistance295 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price£47 (€53)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Berlin Hbf to Cologne cover the 295 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 12 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £47, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain trains Berlin Hbf to Cologne

Travel from Berlin Hbf to Cologne from £9 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Berlin Hbf to Cologne train.

Train information from Berlin Hbf to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 59 min
  • Cheapest Price: £32
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 24 a day

FAQs: Berlin Hbf to Cologne train

FAQs: Travel by train from Berlin Hbf 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 Hbf to Cologne.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Berlin Hbf to Cologne can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Berlin Hbf to Cologne is £47; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Berlin Hbf to Cologne is 4 h 12 min   to travel the 295 mile long trip, with around there are 25 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Berlin Hbf to Cologne leaves at 06: 34. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Berlin Hbf to Cologne leaves at 19: 27.
Yes, there are 14 direct trains a day from Berlin Hbf to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Take the Berlin Hbf to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Cologne from Berlin Hbf as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 19: 27.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Berlin Hbf, which is located around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Cologne from Berlin Hbf is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 12 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Berlin Hbf to Cologne by train is November.
You have options as you can travel between Berlin Hbf and Cologne 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Trains departing from Berlin Hbf

Distance from Berlin Hbf to city center
Distance from Berlin Hbf to city center
3.5 miles (5.6 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Berlin Brandenburg Airport
18 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached from the station by public transit in 31 minutes via the Airport Express trains (FEX, RE7 and RB14).
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free WiFi (30 minutes limit).
ATM
ATM
There are various ATMs around the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Luggage lockers are located on Level 1 near Platforms 13/14.
Dining
Dining
BackWERK | Burger King | Costa Coffee | Dunkin' Donuts | Einstein Kaffee | Le Crobag | McDonald's | Hans im Glück | Pret A Manger | Starbucks | & many more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Europcar | Hertz | Sixt
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located on the ground level near the Europaplatz exit.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Elevators, escalators, step-free access. Contact the Mobility Service Center at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.

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