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from Berlin to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Berlin to Cologne on 18 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:25Berlin Brandenburg Airport1h10 20:35Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1761One-way
Cheapest
23:20Berlin16h55 16:15Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
£311One-way
Other options
18:05Berlin Brandenburg Airport1h10 19:15Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1761One-way
07:15Berlin Brandenburg Airport1h10 08:25Cologne/Bonn Airport
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£1761One-way
22:50Berlin, Europaplatz am Hbf. (BEX-Haltestelle)17h25 16:15Köln, Köln Bonn Airport
1 changes
£311One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
18 Oct
£48FlixTrain
£31BlaBlaCar Bus
£176Eurowings
Tue
19 Oct
£26FlixTrain
£26Flixbus
£141Eurowings
Wed
20 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£29BlaBlaCar Bus
£141Eurowings
Thu
21 Oct
£40FlixTrain
£26Flixbus
£123Eurowings
Fri
22 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
£141Eurowings
Sat
23 Oct
£31Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
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Sun
24 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£29BlaBlaCar Bus
£220Eurowings
Mon
25 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£29BlaBlaCar Bus
£141Eurowings
Tue
26 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£29BlaBlaCar Bus
£106Eurowings
Wed
27 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£29BlaBlaCar Bus
£141Eurowings
Thu
28 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£88Eurowings
Fri
29 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£106Eurowings
Sat
30 Oct
£9FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
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Sun
31 Oct
£13FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£106Eurowings
Mon
1 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£88Eurowings
Tue
2 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£62Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
£9FlixTrain
£13Flixbus
£70Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£13Flixbus
£70Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£70Eurowings
Sat
6 Nov
Find prices
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£70Eurowings

Travel Information to Cologne from Berlin

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £124
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £21 • 4 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £124 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurowings, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 296 miles (478 km) from Berlin to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Eurowings, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Berlin to Cologne.

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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.
FAQs
How do I travel between Berlin and Cologne?

There are 3 travel options from Berlin to Cologne: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Berlin to Cologne?

The cheapest way from Berlin to Cologne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £21 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A train is about £103 less than a flight, which costs on average £124 for this journey.

A train is £1 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Berlin to Cologne costing on average £22.

What is the fastest way to get to Cologne from Berlin?

The quickest way to travel to Cologne from Berlin is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 8 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Cologne by train can take on average 4 h 49 min.

How far is it from Berlin to Cologne?

Cologne is approximately 296 miles (478 km) away from Berlin.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Berlin to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Cologne is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Berlin to Cologne?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Berlin to Cologne:

  • Most travellers board their plane from Berlin Brandenburg Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their coach from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me from Berlin to Cologne?

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 Eurowings to go to Cologne by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Berlin to Cologne tickets on Omio for £124.
  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for coaches to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Berlin to Cologne tickets on Omio for £22.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Cologne by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Cologne for £21.
Is it possible to travel directly from Berlin to Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Berlin to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct flights per day to Cologne with Eurowings, Eurowings Europe or Tuifly.
  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Cologne with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find direct train services to Cologne with FlixTrain with around 12 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Cologne from Berlin?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Berlin to Cologne often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Berlin and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Berlin to Cologne online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Berlin to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average £124 one way.
  • Coach tickets are costing £22 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £21 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Cologne from Berlin online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.