There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Cologne by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$100 - $160

Cheapest option

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) SXF - CGN

$26 - $165

7 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB to Köln ZOB

$35 - $88

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath 035

$40 - $67

Rideshare  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Cologne 356.1 miles

$26 - $40

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Cologne 357.9 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Berlin Tegel to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) TXL - CGN

$49 - $151

Fly Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf, train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) TXL - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$42 - $161

Fly Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt, train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Frankfurt (FRA) TXL - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$70 - $214

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Cologne is to fly which takes 2 h 46 min and costs 40€ - 130€.

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The distance between Berlin and Cologne is 479 km. The road distance is 573 km.

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The train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Köln Hbf takes 4 h 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Cologne. However, there are services departing from S+U Alexanderplatz and arriving at Köln ZOB via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf and Berlin ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf (tief) and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Cologne, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 18 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Berlin to Cologne 5 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $180
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Köln ZOB
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Cologne, Cologne East, Refrath
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Cologne
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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