The cheapest trains from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for 20 Jun

Cheapest

£60

Average

£99

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.

The average ticket from Cologne to Berlin will cost around £ 99 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 60.

20:48Cologne Hbf4h26 01:14Berlin
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£601One-way
06:42Cologne Hbf4h28 11:10Berlin
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£691One-way
05:25Cologne Hbf4h45 10:10Berlin Hbf
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£691One-way
23:53Cologne Hbf8h04 07:57Berlin Hbf
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£731One-way
02:10Cologne Hbf7h12 09:22Berlin Hbf
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£731One-way

Timetable Cologne to Berlin

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02:10Cologne Hbf7h12 09:22Berlin Hbf
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02:10Cologne Hbf7h08 09:18Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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05:25Cologne Hbf4h45 10:10Berlin Hbf
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06:42Cologne Hbf4h28 11:10Berlin
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07:13Cologne Hbf6h09 13:22Berlin
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07:26Cologne Hbf4h53 12:19Berlin Hbf
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07:44Cologne5h12 12:56Berlin Hbf
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08:36Cologne5h16 13:52Berlin Hbf
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08:42Cologne Hbf4h28 13:10Berlin
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09:19Cologne Hbf5h07 14:26Berlin Hbf
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09:19Cologne Hbf5h01 14:20Berlin Hbf
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09:21Cologne Hbf4h59 14:20Berlin Hbf
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09:21Cologne Hbf5h05 14:26Berlin Hbf
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09:27Cologne Hbf5h26 14:53Berlin Hbf
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09:46Cologne Hbf5h07 14:53Berlin Hbf
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10:11Cologne Hbf6h09 16:20Berlin Hbf
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10:42Cologne Hbf4h28 15:10Berlin
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11:13Cologne Hbf6h09 17:22Berlin
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11:17Cologne6h05 17:22Berlin
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11:27Cologne Hbf4h47 16:14Berlin
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11:30Cologne5h28 16:58Berlin Hbf
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12:38Cologne Hbf5h23 18:01Berlin Hbf
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12:38Cologne Hbf5h54 18:32Berlin Hbf
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12:42Cologne Hbf4h28 17:10Berlin
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13:19Cologne Hbf4h51 18:10Berlin Hbf
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13:21Cologne Hbf4h49 18:10Berlin Hbf
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13:33Cologne5h32 19:05Berlin Hbf
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13:46Cologne Hbf5h32 19:18Berlin Hbf
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14:39Cologne Hbf5h14 19:53Berlin Hbf
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14:42Cologne Hbf4h28 19:10Berlin
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15:13Cologne Hbf6h09 21:22Berlin
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15:19Cologne Hbf6h03 21:22Berlin
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15:19Cologne Hbf4h57 20:16Berlin
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15:21Cologne Hbf4h55 20:16Berlin
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15:33Cologne5h23 20:56Berlin Hbf
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15:39Cologne Hbf5h26 21:05Berlin Hbf
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16:42Cologne Hbf4h28 21:10Berlin
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17:13Cologne Hbf6h09 23:22Berlin
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17:24Cologne Hbf4h59 22:23Berlin
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17:44Cologne5h12 22:56Berlin Hbf
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18:42Cologne Hbf4h22 23:04Berlin Hbf
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19:19Cologne Hbf5h06 00:25Berlin
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19:21Cologne Hbf5h04 00:25Berlin
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19:24Cologne5h01 00:25Berlin
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20:48Cologne Hbf4h26 01:14Berlin
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23:13Cologne Hbf6h39 05:52Berlin Hbf
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23:53Cologne Hbf8h04 07:57Berlin Hbf
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Sat
19 Jun
£82Deutsche Bahn
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Sun
20 Jun
£27FlixTrain
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£264Eurowings
Mon
21 Jun
£44Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
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Tue
22 Jun
£23FlixTrain
£23Flixbus
£228Eurowings
Wed
23 Jun
£36Deutsche Bahn
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
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Thu
24 Jun
£36Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£228Eurowings
Fri
25 Jun
£27FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£109Tuifly
Sat
26 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£569Lufthansa
Sun
27 Jun
£27FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£164Eurowings
Mon
28 Jun
£25FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£164Eurowings
Tue
29 Jun
£14FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£127Eurowings
Wed
30 Jun
£14FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£127Eurowings
Thu
1 Jul
£18FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£127Tuifly
Fri
2 Jul
£25Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£109Eurowings
Sat
3 Jul
£25Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£584Lufthansa
Sun
4 Jul
£25Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£127Eurowings
Mon
5 Jul
£22Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£91Eurowings
Tue
6 Jul
£14FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£55Eurowings
Wed
7 Jul
£22Deutsche Bahn
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£91Eurowings
Thu
8 Jul
£9FlixTrain
£14Flixbus
£64Eurowings
Fri
9 Jul
£22Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£64Eurowings

The fastest trains from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for 20 Jun

Fastest Journey

4 h 22 m

Average

5 h 21 m

Trains per day

47

Distance

479 km

Of the 47 trains that leave Cologne for Berlin every day 22 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 479 km distance in an average of 5 h 21 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 22 m .

The slowest trains will take 8 h 4 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
18:42Cologne Hbf4h22 23:04Berlin Hbf
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£1131One-way
2nd Fastest
20:48Cologne Hbf4h26 01:14Berlin
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£601One-way
06:42Cologne Hbf4h28 11:10Berlin
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£691One-way
08:42Cologne Hbf4h28 13:10Berlin
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£871One-way
12:42Cologne Hbf4h28 17:10Berlin
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£1131One-way

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Berlin Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
6 hours 3 minutes
Train Ticket Price: £19
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Berlin
Distance:479 km
Train Companies:Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn
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Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Berlin

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Cologne and Berlin from £23. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect trip from Cologne to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables from Cologne to Berlin and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Cologne and Berlin by DB is 296 miles (478 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Cologne to Berlin is £36.

DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Cologne and Berlin and when travelling by train:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Cologne to Berlin: Journey Details

Trains in Germany are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Deutsche Bahn offering domestic and international train routes. High-speed trains from Cologne and Berlin are quick and efficient, allowing anyone to visit the German capital with ease. Deutsche Bahn operates a daily service, with departures every hour. The earliest trains from Cologne to Berlin depart shortly after 4:00 a.m. and the last train of the day leaves Cologne at 11:15 p.m. Direct journeys take just over 4 hours to make the trip, and you can also choose to change once or twice without adding much time onto the journey.

Return trains from Berlin to Cologne are also available.

Taking the Train from Cologne

All trains from Cologne to Berlin leave from the city's Messe Station and arrive at Berlin's Hauptbahnhof. You can find Messe in the Deutz district of Cologne, not far from the River Rhine. From the city center, the best choice is to take Cologne's S-Bahn overground train system from the Hauptbahnhof, which takes a few minutes. Lines S6, S11, S12 and S13 all stop at Messe, and S-Bahn trains run until late.

Getting into Berlin by Train

Berlin is one of Europe's most forward-looking cities - filled with music venues, art galleries, technology companies, museums and cultural events. It has one of the world's great nightlife scenes, but also caters for lovers of history, with attractions like the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall. All trains from Cologne to Berlin arrive at the city's Hauptbahnhof, which is located at Potsdamer Platz near the city center. The best way to reach the center is via the U55 U-Bahn line, or by using Berlin's suburban S-Bahn train services. Be aware that the U55 line is not directly connected to the rest of the U-Bahn network, but that the U5 line is a short walk from the station.

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Trains from Cologne to Berlin
Travel by train to Berlin 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 Cologne to Berlin.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Berlin from Cologne cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Cologne and Berlin for the next 7 days starting from £23  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Cologne to Berlin?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Cologne to Berlin train price to come in at an average of £39  one way.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Berlin by train?
The distance from Cologne to Berlin by train is approximately 296 miles (478 km).
How long is the train to Berlin from Cologne?
On average the Cologne to Berlin train time is 5 h 6 min  covering the 296 miles (478 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Cologne to Berlin, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Berlin do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your trip from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Berlin you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Where is the departure train station in Cologne located? Where is the arrival train station in Berlin located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Berlin Hbf and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Berlin.

What train companies offer a service from Cologne to Berlin?
If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Berlin, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Berlin. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Cologne to Berlin journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first train depart from Cologne to Berlin? When does the last train depart from Cologne to Berlin?
The earliest train departing from Cologne to Berlin leaves at 04: 45. The last train departing from Cologne to Berlin leaves at 21: 53. You can find the latest Cologne to Berlin train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets between Cologne and Berlin to score the best deals?
You can find a train between Cologne and Berlin to cost on average £39 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Berlin train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Berlin
Köln Hbf
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