Cologne to Berlin

Cologne to Berlin

  Oct 1, 2021, 15 trips (20 – 0)

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9h 5m Deps: 8:10, 11:30, 17:35

From 20


5h 6m Deps: 6:45, 16:15

From 40


1h 10m First: 6:15 Last: 19:15

From 186

Cologne to Berlin Schedule

Cologne to Berlin Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Eurowings Economy #EW1206:15 - 07:25€ 107.10
Flixtrain Standard 06:45 - 11:51€ 40
FlixBus Economy 08:10 - 17:55€ 29.99
Eurowings Economy #EW805911:50 - 13:00€ 260.11
Eurowings Economy #EW5014:45 - 15:55€ 260.11
FlixBus Economy 17:35 - 03:25€ 24.99
Flixtrain Standard 16:15 - 21:33€ 40

Transportation from Cologne to Berlin

How to get from Cologne to Berlin

Travelling between Cologne and Berlin is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you EUR 260.11 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere EUR 19.99.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 19 hours to travel between Cologne and Berlin depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Cologne and Berlin. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 18h 30m to reach Berlin.

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

Travelling between Cologne and Berlin can be as cheap as EUR 19.99 if you opt for a FlixBus bus and as expensive as EUR 260.11 if you buy a Eurowings flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 1 from Cologne to Berlin starting from 06:15 Berlin Brandenburg Airport until 19:15 Berlin Brandenburg Airport
  • 1 from Cologne to Berlin starting from 08:10 Berlin Sudkreuz Bus Station until 17:35 Berlin Sudkreuz Bus Station
  • 1 by Bus+Train from Cologne to Berlin starting from 08:59 Berlin Alt Tegel until 08:59 Berlin Alt Tegel
  • 1 from Cologne to Berlin starting from 06:45 Berlin Hauptbahnhof until 16:15 Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Cologne to Berlin.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Cologne to Berlin, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as EUR 107.00.

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.

Airlines flying between Cologne and Berlin



Travelling from Cologne to Berlin 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.

Companies operating bus routes between Cologne and Berlin

Blablabus, FlixBus


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.

What is the most popular transport to get from Cologne to Berlin?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus