Want to find out more about taking the train from Berlin to Cologne? Look no further.
There are around 14 trains per day running between Berlin and Cologne, which usually take 14 hours 57 minutes to complete the 504 miles (812 km) journey. It can take as little as 12 hours 38 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Cologne from Berlin, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way.
You can save money on train tickets from Berlin to Cologne if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €50.69. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Berlin to Cologne by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Berlin and Cologne is 14 hours and 57 minutes, with around 14 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Cologne is 12 hours and 38 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Berlin to Cologne can start from as little as €50.69 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Berlin to Cologne. Travelling from Berlin to Cologne by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Berlin to Cologne leaves at 04:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Berlin to Cologne leaves at 22:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Berlin to Cologne cover a distance of around 504 miles (812 km) during the journey.