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Berlin to Cologne bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€9.98
Shortest Duration7h 30m
Trips per day10
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How much does a bus ticket from Berlin to Cologne cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Berlin to Cologne were €18.38.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Berlin to Cologne is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 19 days out, tickets are on average €35.93 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Berlin to Cologne?

The distance between Berlin and Cologne is approximately 296.72 miles, or 477.41 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 9 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses 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 bus 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.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Berlin to Cologne?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Berlin to Cologne by bus is on Wednesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Thursday is when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the bus departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Berlin to Cologne?

On average there are 10 bus trips per day. FlixBus has the most options for departures from Berlin to Cologne, with an average of 10 trips per day and 205 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Berlin to Cologne. Of the 10 trips there are 8 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Berlin to Cologne start at €9.98.

1 carriers offer Berlin to Cologne bus trips


Book FlixBus from Berlin to Cologne from €9.98. There are 10 FlixBus schedules from Berlin to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €20.58 for a FlixBus ticket to Cologne. In Berlin, FlixBus departs to Cologne from Central Bus Station and 5 other stations. In Cologne, FlixBus arrives at Leverkusen and 3 other stations.

An average trip on FlixBus from Berlin to Cologne takes 9 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Cologne in 7 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, FlixBus offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay €19.40 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

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There are 6 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Cologne will depart from these stations in Berlin:
  • Central Bus Station
  • Südkreuz
  • Berlin Wannsee
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Alt-Tegel
  • Zufahrt zum Flughafen Tegel
Buses arrive in Cologne at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Cologne for trips arriving from Berlin:
  • Leverkusen
  • Bonn Airport Terminal 2
  • Wickenpfädchen 11
  • Central Station