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from Cologne to Berlin

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Mon
25 Oct
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£31Flixbus
£220Eurowings
Tue
26 Oct
£29FlixTrain
£29Flixbus
£141Eurowings
Wed
27 Oct
£33Deutsche Bahn
£33BlaBlaCar Bus
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Thu
28 Oct
£22FlixTrain
£26Flixbus
£176Eurowings
Fri
29 Oct
£38Deutsche Bahn with connection
£33Flixbus
£141Eurowings
Sat
30 Oct
£20FlixTrain
£29Flixbus
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Sun
31 Oct
£26FlixTrain
£26Flixbus
£79Eurowings
Mon
1 Nov
£18FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£62Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
£9FlixTrain
£13Flixbus
£79Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£31BlaBlaCar Bus
£71Eurowings
Sat
6 Nov
£9FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£62Eurowings
Sun
7 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£29BlaBlaCar Bus
£71Eurowings
Mon
8 Nov
£9FlixTrain
£13Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
£9FlixTrain
£13Flixbus
£62Eurowings
Wed
10 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
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Thu
11 Nov
£9FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
£62Tuifly
Sat
13 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£53Eurowings
Sun
14 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£71Eurowings

Travel Information from Cologne to Berlin

distanceDistance296 miles (478 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £160
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £16 • 4 h 22 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £160 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 296 miles (478 km) by coach, flight or train from Cologne to Berlin. 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 £16. 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 Cologne to Berlin.

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Travel from Cologne to Berlin
Travel 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
What are my Cologne to Berlin travel options?

You can travel between Cologne and Berlin 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

How do I get from Cologne to Berlin the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Cologne to Berlin is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Berlin:

A train journey is usually £2 less than a journey to Berlin by coach, which costs on average £18 for the same trip.

A train journey is usually £144 less than a journey to Berlin by plane, which costs on average £160 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Berlin from Cologne?

The fastest way from Cologne to Berlin is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 9 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 22 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Cologne to Berlin would I travel?

The distance between Cologne and Berlin is around 296 miles (478 km).

How many services a day are there to Berlin from Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Berlin is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

When going from Cologne to Berlin, where do I depart from Cologne and where do I arrive in Berlin?

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

  • Coaches from Cologne to Berlin most often leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Flights most often depart from Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Berlin at Berlin Brandenburg Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Which travel companies can get me from Cologne to Berlin?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Berlin:

  • You can take a coach from Cologne to Berlin with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £18 with Flixbus from Cologne to Berlin.
  • You can go to Berlin from Cologne by plane with Eurowings. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £160 with Eurowings from Cologne to Berlin on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Cologne and Berlin with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Berlin tickets for £16 on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Berlin from Cologne?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Berlin with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Berlin with Eurowings, Eurowings Europe or Tuifly.
  • You can check for a direct train to Berlin with FlixTrain with 16 direct trains per day.

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 buy tickets for this route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Berlin from Cologne ends?
Your journey from Cologne to Berlin doesn't have to end in Berlin. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Prague or Paris. If you’d like to add Amsterdam, Prague or Paris to your Cologne to Berlin trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Berlin today!
How far in advance should I buy my Cologne to Berlin ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £18 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is £160 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £16 one way for this trip.

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