Cologne to Berlin

Cologne to Berlin

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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 316.20 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere EUR 10.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 21 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 20h 35m 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 10.00 if you opt for a Flixtrain train and as expensive as EUR 316.20 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.

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

  • 8 from Cologne to Berlin starting from 06:15 Cologne Airport until 21:45 Cologne Airport
  • 1 from Cologne to Berlin starting from 06:45 Cologne Hbf until 16:15 Cologne Hbf
  • 0 from Cologne to Berlin starting from 05:45 Cologne North Leverkusen until 21:20 Cologne Airport
  • 0 by Bus+Train from Cologne to Berlin starting from 06:46 Cologne Messe Deutz until 06:46 Cologne Messe Deutz

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 29.00.

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

EasyJet, Eurowings, Lufthansa


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+Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% chosen Bus+Train