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Berlin to Cologne train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€19.90
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day47
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How to book cheap Berlin to Cologne train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Berlin to Cologne is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Berlin to Cologne were €24.04. By booking 10 days out, tickets are on average €48.44 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Berlin to Cologne by train is at 00:00 on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 01:00 on Tuesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Cologne has the most daily schedules

On average there are 47 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Berlin to Cologne, with an average of 32 trips per day and 146 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Berlin to Cologne. Of the 47 trips there are 16 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from Berlin to Cologne starts at €14.89.

4 carriers offer Berlin to Cologne train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Cologne from €19.90. There are 32 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Berlin to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €87.58 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Cologne. In Berlin, Deutsche Bahn departs to Cologne from Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben) and 7 other stations. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Central Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Cologne takes 5 hours and 49 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 24 trips per day and you could expect to pay €96.34 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

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5h 49m
Avg. Price
€87.58

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Berlin to Cologne from €19.90. There are 16 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Berlin to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €91.03 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Cologne. In Berlin, DB Intercity-Express departs to Cologne from Berlin Hbf and 1 other station. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Central Station and 1 other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Berlin to Cologne takes 4 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 16 trips per day and you could expect to pay €101.57 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
4h 42m
Avg. Price
€91.03

Non-federally owned railway company

Book Non-federally owned railway company from Berlin to Cologne from €68.18. There are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules from Berlin to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €68.18 for a Non-federally owned railway company ticket to Cologne. In Berlin, Non-federally owned railway company departs to Cologne from Berlin Jungfernheide and no other station. In Cologne, Non-federally owned railway company arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on Non-federally owned railway company from Berlin to Cologne takes 8 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
8h 2m
Avg. Price
€68.18

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Berlin to Cologne from €68.18. There are 1 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Berlin to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay €121.99 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Cologne. In Berlin, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Cologne from Berlin Jungfernheide and 2 other stations. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Central Station and no other station.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Berlin to Cologne takes 5 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Cologne in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay €125.83 for a weekend getaway trip to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
5h 19m
Avg. Price
€121.99

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 8 stations that have train departures from Berlin. Most train trips to Cologne will depart from Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben), Berlin Hbf (tief), Berlin Hbf, Berlin-Lichterfelde Süd, Berlin Jungfernheide, Berlin Hbf (S-Bahn), Berlin Jungfernheide (S), Berlin Gesundbrunnen.
  • Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben)
  • Berlin Hbf (tief)
  • Berlin Hbf
  • Berlin-Lichterfelde Süd
  • Berlin Jungfernheide
  • Berlin Hbf (S-Bahn)
  • Berlin Jungfernheide (S)
  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen
Train trips arrive in Cologne at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 are the main train stations in Cologne for trips arriving from Berlin.
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12