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Cologne-Bern Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Cologne to Bern?

Lowest Price£68.42
Fastest Train5h 1m
Trains Per Day40
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cologne to Bern right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Cologne to Bern?

In the last month, £109.19 was the average price of a train ticket from Cologne, NW to Bern, BE. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Cologne to Bern?

The distance between Cologne and Bern is approximately 277 miles, or 445 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 1 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cologne to Bern are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Cologne at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Bern?

There are 40 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Cologne to Bern. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Bern to Cologne. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Cologne to Bern for £27.38.

Which train should you take from Cologne to Bern?

There are 3 train lines with service from Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia to Bern, Canton of Bern. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 36 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity16h 3m£85.55
DB Intercity-Express35h 2m£129.99
Deutsche Bahn365h 44m£108.12

Where is the train station in Cologne?

There are two stations in Cologne where you can board the train to Bern:

  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Where is the train station in Bern?

Bern has one train station:

  • Train Station

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