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Duration 4h 39m
Distance 569.5 km
Average price 95€
Frequency 18/day

Trip overview

The average train between Berlin and Cologne takes 4h 39m and the fastest train takes 4h 19m. There is a train service every few hours from Berlin to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Berlin Hbf
  2. Cologne
4h 23m
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27€ - 140€

Berlin to Cologne train times

Trains run hourly between Berlin Hbf and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 14:46 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Berlin Hbf is at 21:21 which arrives into Cologne at 02:42. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 4h 39m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Berlin to Cologne? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 23m.

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The distance between Berlin and Cologne is 479 km. The road distance is 569.5 km.

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Berlin to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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Berlin to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Berlin and Cologne?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 95€ - 130€ and the journey takes 4h 23m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
95€ - 130€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin, Berlin central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin, Berlin Südkreuz to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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