How to get from Berlin to Cologne

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from Berlin to Cologne

You can get from Berlin to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Berlin to Cologne on 16 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Berlin and Cologne

distanceDistance296 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£56 - £87
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £56 • 8 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £79 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 296 miles to Cologne from Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £56. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Berlin to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin to Cologne

Travel 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 to Cologne.

There are 4 ways to travel from Berlin to Cologne including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Berlin to Cologne. Tickets for a coach cost on average £56.

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach journey is usually £23 less than a journey to Cologne by plane, which costs on average £79 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £31 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £87 from Berlin to Cologne.

The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Berlin is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 8 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Cologne by train can take on average 4 h.

You should expect to travel around 296 miles from Berlin to Cologne.

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Cologne is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 21 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Berlin to Cologne as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Berlin to Cologne:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Flights mostly leave from Berlin Brandenburg Airport and tend to arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Berlin at Berlin Hbf and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Berlin to Cologne tickets on Omio for £56.
  • Eurowings can take you to Cologne by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Berlin to Cologne for £79.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Cologne by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Cologne tickets on Omio for £87.

Yes, there are direct services available to Cologne from Berlin with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 1 direct coach per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with Eurowings.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 21 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cologne from Berlin.

Many of our customers travelling from Berlin to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris, either of which you could add to your Berlin and Cologne trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Berlin to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £56 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £79 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £87 one way.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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