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Duration 4h 40m
Distance 569.2 km
Average price 95€
Frequency 18/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Berlin takes 4h 40m and the fastest train takes 4h 17m. There is a train service every few hours from Cologne to Berlin. 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. Koeln Hbf
  2. Berlin Hbf
4h 20m
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27€ - 140€

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between Cologne and Berlin is 479 km. The road distance is 569.2 km.

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

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

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What companies run services between Cologne and Berlin?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 95€ - 130€ and the journey takes 4h 20m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
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 Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain

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