Cologne to Berlin

Cologne to Berlin

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Instant
19:01
Cologne Central Train
8h 49m bus ride in Standard
03:50
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Berlin Zoo
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16:01
Cologne Central Train
5h 29m bus ride in Standard
21:30
Berlin Railway Station
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08:05
Cologne Airport
13h 15m bus ride in Economy
21:20
Berlin Tegel Airport

From Cologne Airport to Berlin by Bus

Instant
08:05
Cologne Airport
13h 15m bus ride in Economy
21:20
Berlin Tegel Airport

From Cologne Central Train to Berlin by Bus

Instant Fastest
16:01
Cologne Central Train
5h 29m bus ride in Standard
21:30
Berlin Railway Station
Instant
19:01
Cologne Central Train
8h 49m bus ride in Standard
03:50
+1
Berlin Zoo

Transportation from Cologne to Berlin

  • Buses
    € 14
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

How to get from Cologne to Berlin

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you EUR 305.00 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere EUR 14.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 28 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. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 3h 45m 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 14.00 if you opt for a FlixBus bus and as expensive as EUR 305.00 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 ?

  • 18 from Cologne to Berlin starting from 04:18 Cologne Hbf until 22:37 Cologne Hbf
  • 1 from Cologne to Berlin starting from 01:05 Berlin Tegel Airport until 21:40 Berlin Brandenburg Airport
  • 1 from Cologne to Berlin starting from 06:45 Berlin Railway Station until 22:20 Berlin Schonefeld Airport

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?

Flights

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 26.00.

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa, Pegasus Airlines, Ryanair, SunExpress, Wizz Air

Bus

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, Flixtrain

Train

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