Trains from
Berlin to Cologne

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Berlin to Cologne route details

Route overview

Avg. journey time5h 28m
Trains per day12
Fare range€19-€149

First & last trains

First train departs at04:26
Last train departs at23:53

Fastest journey

Fastest route5h 07m


Origin StationBerlin
Destination StationCologne

Train times for Tue 25 Jul

5h 32m1 change
5h 09m1 change
5h 17m1 change
5h 08m1 change
5h 15m1 change

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Berlin to Cologne start at €52.02 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

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What is the minimum price of a ticket from Berlin to Cologne?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Berlin to Cologne is €19. To buy train tickets from Berlin to Cologne for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Berlin to Cologne by train?

The average journey time between Berlin and Cologne is 5 hours and 28 minutes and the fastest journey time is 5 hours and 7 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 41 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Berlin to Cologne?

The first train from Berlin to Cologne departs at 04:26. The last train from Berlin to Cologne departs at 23:53. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Berlin and Cologne?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Cologne without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Berlin to Cologne. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

How do I get back to Berlin?

By train, of course. See trains from Cologne to Berlin.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Cologne for a typical week day using timetable data for 25/07/2017. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/06/2017 for travel on 09/08/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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