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There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Mitte by train, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Berlin

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Drive

  1. Drive from Cologne to Mitte

Fly from Cologne Bonn

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER)

Train to Dusseldorf, fly

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER)

Train to Frankfurt, fly

  1. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER)
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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Mitte is to rideshare which costs €21 - €35 and takes 6h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from Cologne to Mitte is to fly. Taking this option will cost €40 - €190 and takes 3h 27m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 27m.

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The distance between Cologne and Mitte is 478 km. The road distance is 570.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Mitte without a car is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs €27 - €130.

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The train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof takes 4h 27m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Cologne to Mitte is to train which takes 4h 27m and costs €27 - €130. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €40 - €190 and takes 3h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Mitte.
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  • Distance: 478.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 27m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof hourly. Tickets cost €95 - €130 and the journey takes 4h 27m. Flixtrain also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Eurowings flies from Cologne to Mitte 3 times a day.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Brandenburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Köln Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Website
Flixtrain
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Thalys
Standard
€35 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €65
Premium
€50 - €70
ÖBB EuroCity
Phone
+43 (0)5 1717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
ÖBB EuroCity
ÖBB Intercity
Phone
+43 (0)5 1717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
ÖBB Intercity
Süwex
Phone
0621 8301200
Website
suewex.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Süwex
TRI Train Rental GmbH
Phone
+49 9126 288825
Website
train-rental.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
TRI Train Rental GmbH
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Koeln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €23
1st Class
€24 - €35
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Berlin
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Mitte is 571 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Cologne to Mitte.

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Eurowings offers flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

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