How to get from Cologne to Berlin

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from Cologne to Berlin

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

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

17:13Cologne Hbf6h36 23:49Berlin Hbf
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£381One-way
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17:13Cologne Hbf6h36 23:49Berlin Hbf
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£381One-way
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04:26Cologne Hbf4h44 09:10Berlin Hbf
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10:27Cologne Messe/Deutz4h43 15:10Berlin Hbf
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£671One-way
14:24Cologne Hbf4h44 19:08Berlin Hbf
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£671One-way

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Travel Information to Berlin from Cologne

distanceDistance296 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£61 - £118
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £61 • 9 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £68 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 296 miles between Cologne and 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 £61. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, easyJet or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Cologne to Berlin.

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There are 4 travel options from Cologne to Berlin: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Berlin. Tickets for a coach cost on average £61.

This is compared to other travel options to Berlin:

A coach is £7 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Berlin costing on average £68.

A coach is £57 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cologne to Berlin costing on average £118.

The fastest way from Cologne to Berlin is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options from Cologne to Berlin can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 9 h 5 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 15 min   of travel time.

The Cologne to Berlin distance is approximately 296 miles.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Berlin is:

  • 3 coaches a day.
  • 19 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cologne to Berlin 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 when travelling from Cologne to Berlin:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Cologne to Berlin depart from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Berlin by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Cologne to Berlin for £61.
  • Travel with easyJet for flights to Berlin. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Cologne to Berlin tickets on Omio for £68.
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Berlin by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Berlin for £118.

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

  • You can find 2 direct coaches per day to Berlin with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Berlin with easyJet or Eurowings.
  • You can find 18 direct trains per day to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Cologne to Berlin often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Prague or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cologne and Berlin itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Berlin and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost £61 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £68 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £118 one way on average.

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

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