Cologne to Berlin train

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Cheapest

£61

Average

£76

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.

19:27Cologne Hbf4h43 00:10Berlin Hbf
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£611One-way
23:15Cologne Hbf6h21 05:36Berlin Hbf
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£611One-way
23:55Cologne Hbf8h03 07:58Berlin Hbf
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£631One-way
13:13Cologne Hbf5h31 18:44Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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£651One-way
17:13Cologne Hbf4h55 22:08Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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£651One-way

Train schedule Cologne to Berlin

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 27 June
02:33Cologne Hbf6h21 08:54Berlin Hbf
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04:26Cologne Hbf4h44 09:10Berlin Hbf
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06:17Cologne Hbf3h55 10:12Berlin Hbf
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06:48Cologne Hbf4h22 11:10Berlin Hbf
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07:13Cologne Hbf5h30 12:43Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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07:48Cologne Hbf4h26 12:14Berlin Hbf
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09:48Cologne Hbf4h26 14:14Berlin Hbf
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10:48Cologne Hbf4h22 15:10Berlin Hbf
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11:13Cologne Hbf5h26 16:39Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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11:48Cologne Hbf4h26 16:14Berlin Hbf
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12:17Cologne Hbf4h08 16:25Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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12:17Cologne Hbf4h05 16:22Berlin Hbf
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12:48Cologne Hbf4h22 17:10Berlin Hbf
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13:13Cologne Hbf5h31 18:44Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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13:48Cologne Hbf4h22 18:10Berlin Hbf
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14:48Cologne Hbf4h22 19:10Berlin Hbf
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15:13Cologne Hbf5h21 20:34Berlin Hbf
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15:48Cologne Hbf4h26 20:14Berlin Hbf
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16:48Cologne Hbf4h23 21:11Berlin Hbf
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17:13Cologne Hbf4h55 22:08Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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18:17Cologne Hbf4h03 22:20Berlin Hbf
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18:48Cologne Hbf4h19 23:07Berlin Hbf
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19:27Cologne Hbf4h43 00:10Berlin Hbf
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23:15Cologne Hbf6h21 05:36Berlin Hbf
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23:55Cologne Hbf8h03 07:58Berlin Hbf
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Fastest train times from Cologne to Berlin

Showing times and prices for 27 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 55 m

Average

4 h 51 m

Trains per day

25

Distance

479 km

Of the 25 trains that leave Cologne for Berlin every day 17 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
06:17Cologne Hbf3h55 10:12Berlin Hbf
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£811One-way
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18:17Cologne Hbf4h03 22:20Berlin Hbf
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£681One-way
12:17Cologne Hbf4h05 16:22Berlin Hbf
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£811One-way
12:17Cologne Hbf4h08 16:25Berlin Gesundbrunnen
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£811One-way
18:48Cologne Hbf4h19 23:07Berlin Hbf
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£681One-way

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Overview: Train from Cologne to Berlin

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£41 (€45)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 23 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Berlin cover the 296 miles (478 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 7 min with our travel partners like FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £18, but the average price of train tickets is £41. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Cologne to Berlin

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Cologne and Berlin from £18 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn 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 for your train from Cologne to Berlin. 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 toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Berlin train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 35 min
  • Average Price: £43
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 22 a day

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.

Travel Tips: 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
You can find a cheap train from Cologne to Berlin for some dates and times for as low as £18  one way in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Cologne to Berlin is £41  one way.
The train distance from Cologne to Berlin is around 296 miles (478 km).
The train time from Cologne to Berlin is on average 5 h 7 min  for the 296 miles (478 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Berlin from Cologne by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Some of the Cologne train stations to Berlin you can start your journey from include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Berlin include Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arriving in Berlin Hbf.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Köln Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Berlin Hbf, located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city centre.

For the best Cologne to Berlin train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Cologne and Berlin to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, there are 23 direct trains a day to Berlin from Cologne. If you’re looking for a direct train from Cologne to Berlin, consider travelling with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Berlin is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
If you prefer early morning trains from Cologne to Berlin, the first train leaves at 04: 45. If you prefer late night trains from Cologne to Berlin, the last train of the day leaves at 21: 56. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Berlin timetable to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
You can find a train to Berlin from Cologne to cost on average £41 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Cologne to Berlin train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Berlin
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Berlin.
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Phone Number
+49 2211411055
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
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