Berlin to Cologne

Berlin to Cologne

  Oct 31, 2021, 15 trips (20 – 166)

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5h 15m Deps: 8:28, 16:24

From 20


8h 55m First: 2:15 Last: 23:20

From 25


1h 10m First: 7:00 Last: 20:00

From 83

Berlin to Cologne Schedule

Berlin to Cologne Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
FlixBus Economy 02:55 - 12:40€ 29.99
Flixtrain Standard 08:28 - 13:43€ 15
FlixBus Economy 10:30 - 19:55€ 24.99
Flixtrain Standard 16:24 - 21:55€ 40
Eurowings Economy #EW805420:00 - 21:10€ 165.75

Transportation from Berlin to Cologne

How to get from Berlin to Cologne

When you want to get from Berlin to Cologne, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EUR 172.89. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as EUR 19.99.

How far is Berlin from Cologne?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Berlin to Cologne. Your trip will be a total of 363 miles (584 km). The flying distance is 449 miles (721 km).

How long does it take to get from Berlin to Cologne?

The travel time from Berlin to Cologne can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 27 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Berlin to Cologne?

The cost of the trip from Berlin to Cologne varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Flixtrain: travelling by train expect to pay as low as EUR 19.99 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as EUR 172.89.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Berlin to Cologne:

  • Bus+Train price: EUR 18.00 - EUR 18.00. From Berlin to Cologne starting from 12:45 Cologne Hbf until 13:00 Cologne Hbf
  • Train tickets - EUR 20.00 to EUR 20.00;
  • Bus tickets - EUR 25.00 to EUR 44.00;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 132.00 to EUR 173.00;

How many trips per day are there between Berlin and Cologne?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Berlin to Cologne depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 02:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:20. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • 1 by Bus+Train from Berlin to Cologne starting from 12:45 Cologne Hbf until 13:00 Cologne Hbf
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Berlin to Cologne. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is EUR 132.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Berlin to Cologne
EasyJet, Eurowings, Ryanair


Taking a bus from Berlin to Cologne is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Berlin to Cologne

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Berlin to Cologne? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% chosen Bus+Train