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There are 8 ways to get from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Berlin-Spandau  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...

€29 - €134

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Train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Cologne central station Flx30

€30 - €38

Bus  •  11h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Leverkusen 1338 / ...

€32 - €43

Drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Drive from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne 566.8 km

€60 - €95

Fly to Cologne Bonn  •  3h 30m

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

€35 - €226

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf

€57 - €294

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

€64 - €219

Fly to Muenster, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Muenster (FMO) BER - FMO
  2. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf

€111 - €349

SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne by walk and train

The journey time between SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin and Cologne is around 5h 33m and covers a distance of around 548 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 38m. Operated by ODEG, Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne service departs from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin and arrives in Koeln Hbf. Typically 121 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 33m
Fastest journey time:
4h 38m
Journey distance:
548 km
Services per week:
121
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:16
Last service departs at:
23:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne walk and train schedules

Departing Tuesday, August 3, 2021

SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin → Cologne
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The cost-effective way to get from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne is to train, which costs €29 - €40 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne is to fly which costs €35 - €230 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne. However, there are services departing from U Wittenbergplatz and arriving at Köln Heumarkt via Berlin Südkreuz train station and Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Berlin Zoologischer Garten and arriving at Koeln Hbf via Berlin-Spandau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 7m.

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The distance between SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin and Cologne is 474 km. The road distance is 566.8 km.

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The best way to get from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne without a car is to train via Berlin-Spandau which takes 5h 7m and costs €28 - €140.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne, including transfers.

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SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin Südkreuz train station.

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SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin-Spandau station.

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The best way to get from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne is to train via Berlin-Spandau which takes 5h 7m and costs €28 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 34m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €230 and takes 3h 30m.

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Map of how to get from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 473.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 7m

What companies run services between SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin, Germany and Cologne, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin-Spandau to Koeln Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €90 - €130 and the journey takes 4h 12m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Leverkusen twice daily. Tickets cost €29 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 55m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
AIS Airlines
Website
aisairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€15 - €320
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 Berlin-Spandau to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin-Spandau station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Münster to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Cologne Bonn Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leverkusen station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne is 567 km. It takes approximately 5h 5m to drive from SORAT Hotel Ambassador, Berlin to Cologne.

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

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