Travelling between Berlin and Cologne is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you EUR 374.34 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+train which will set you back mere EUR 10.00.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 23 hours to travel between Berlin and Cologne depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight is the fastest way to travel between Berlin and Cologne. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 22h 55m to reach Cologne.
Travelling between Berlin and Cologne can be as cheap as EUR 10.00 if you opt for a Flixtrain bus+train and as expensive as EUR 374.34 if you buy a Lufthansa flight ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Berlin to Cologne.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Berlin to Cologne, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as EUR 38.00.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
EasyJet, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Ryanair
Travelling from Berlin to Cologne overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.
Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus+Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route