West Midland Trains
South Western Railway
Trains in Germany
Trains in France
Glasgow to London
Edinburgh to London
London to Paris
London to Glasgow
London to Brighton
London to Edinburgh
London to Manchester
London to Leeds
London to Amsterdam
Leeds to London
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.
This is the last train of the day.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
4 h 22 m
5 h 21 m
Trains per day
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.
Need a place to stay?
|Avg. Train Duration|
6 hours 3 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£19|
|Trains depart from:||Cologne|
|Trains arrive in:||Berlin|
|Train Companies:||Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn|
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some other resources that might have the information you need