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Cologne to Berlin train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€25.63
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day50
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How to book cheap Cologne to Berlin train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Cologne to Berlin is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Cologne to Berlin were €64.03. By booking 11 days out, tickets are on average €94.39 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cologne to Berlin by train is at 19:00 on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 21:00 on Monday 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 Cologne to Berlin has the most daily schedules

On average there are 50 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Cologne to Berlin, with an average of 34 trips per day and 155 monthly trips. 4 train carriers currently travel from Cologne to Berlin. Of the 50 trips there are 14 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from Cologne to Berlin starts at €9.97.

4 carriers offer Cologne to Berlin train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Berlin from €29.46. There are 34 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Cologne to Berlin and you can expect on average to pay €96.82 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Berlin. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn departs to Berlin from Central Station and 4 other stations. In Berlin, Deutsche Bahn arrives at Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben) and 6 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Berlin takes 5 hours and 29 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Berlin in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 41 trips per day and you could expect to pay €107.58 for a weekend getaway trip to Berlin.

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Avg. Time
5h 29m
Avg. Price
€96.82

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Cologne to Berlin from €89.74. There are 1 DB Intercity schedules from Cologne to Berlin and you can expect on average to pay €89.74 for a DB Intercity ticket to Berlin. In Cologne, DB Intercity departs to Berlin from Central Station and no other station. In Berlin, DB Intercity arrives at Berlin Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Cologne to Berlin takes 7 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Berlin in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
7h 12m
Avg. Price
€89.74

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Berlin from €25.63. There are 17 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Cologne to Berlin and you can expect on average to pay €85.53 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Berlin. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express departs to Berlin from Central Station and 1 other station. In Berlin, DB Intercity-Express arrives at Berlin Hbf (tief) and 2 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Berlin takes 4 hours and 41 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Berlin in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 20 trips per day and you could expect to pay €94.06 for a weekend getaway trip to Berlin.

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Avg. Time
4h 41m
Avg. Price
€85.53

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Cologne to Berlin from €29.80. There are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Cologne to Berlin and you can expect on average to pay €54.91 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Berlin. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Berlin from Central Station and 2 other stations. In Berlin, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben) and 4 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Cologne to Berlin takes 7 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Berlin in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay €119.83 for a weekend getaway trip to Berlin.

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Avg. Time
7h 55m
Avg. Price
€54.91

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 5 stations that have train departures from Cologne. Most train trips to Berlin will depart from Central Station, Köln-Worringen, Lövenich, Köln-Blumenberg, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12.
  • Central Station
  • Köln-Worringen
  • Lövenich
  • Köln-Blumenberg
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Train trips arrive in Berlin at 7 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben), Berlin Hbf (tief), Berlin Buckower Chaussee, Berlin Hbf, Berlin-Lichterfelde Süd, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Stuttgarter Platz are the main train stations in Berlin for trips arriving from Cologne.
  • Berlin Messe Nord/ICC (Witzleben)
  • Berlin Hbf (tief)
  • Berlin Buckower Chaussee
  • Berlin Hbf
  • Berlin-Lichterfelde Süd
  • Berlin-Charlottenburg
  • Stuttgarter Platz