There are 10 ways to get from Bern to Cologne by train, bus, 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 via Mannheim Hbf  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice

$136 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bern to Heidelberg 122
  2. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Köln Hauptbahnhof

$33 - $56

8 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Köln Hbf Ec

$140 - $230

Bus, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Berne to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Koln Hbf ICE International

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Bern to Cologne 364.8 miles

$75 - $120

Train to Zurich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN

$95 - $264

Train to Basel, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Frankfurt (FRA) BSL - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$144 - $399

Train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BSL - DUS

$93 - $316

Train to Zurich, fly to Dusseldorf  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS

$88 - $254

Train to Geneva, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) GVA - DUS

$91 - $267

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bern to Cologne is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bern to Cologne is to train and fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 400.

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The distance between Bern and Cologne is 445 km. The road distance is 584 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Bern to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bern to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Bern and arriving at Köln Hauptbahnhof via Heidelberg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bern and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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What companies run services between Bern, Switzerland and Cologne, Germany?

You can take a train from Bern to Cologne via Basel SBB and Mannheim Hbf in around 5 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bern to Cologne via Heidelberg in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Dusseldorf via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Basel SBB to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berne to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bern to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
deinbus.de

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