There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Berlin 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 19 min

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

$100 - $160

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Berlin 356.1 miles

$24 - $40

7 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 038 / ...

$46 - $77

Bus Eurolines DE  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln ZOB to Berlin ZOB

$35 - $85

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Berlin 358 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel  •  2 h 41 min

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

$53 - $152

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  3 h 17 min

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

$41 - $157

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  3 h 13 min

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

$30 - $152

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  3 h 29 min

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

$86 - $209

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Berlin is to fly which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 2 h 41 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Berlin is 479 km. The road distance is 572.8 km.

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The train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) takes 4 h 19 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Köln ZOB and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf (tief). Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Berlin is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs 90€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 5 min, You could also fly, which costs 45€ - 140€ and takes 2 h 41 min..

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 299.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Berlin hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Berlin twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Schoenefeld
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 Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln ZOB to Berlin ZOB
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Berlin
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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