Cologne to Berlin by train

  • First train
    04:29
  • Last train
    23:17
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 17m
  • Distance
    476 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 48m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cologne to Berlin by train

Fast trains from Cologne to Berlin take around 4 hours and 17 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 476 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Berlin.

1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Berlin?

Direct trains from Cologne to Berlin have been found.

We usually find around 28 direct trains on the route from Cologne to Berlin every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 26 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Berlin?

The Cologne to Berlin train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 17 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cologne to Berlin train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Berlin is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:29 and the last train is around 23:17. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Cologne to Berlin train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Berlin by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Berlin?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Berlin, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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