Bern to Cologne by train Find train times and tickets

  • Recommended departure
    11:04
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 1m

Travelling from Bern to Cologne by train

The fastest trains from Bern to Cologne take around 6 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 446 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bern and Cologne.

Direct trains run between Bern and Cologne.

We usually find at least one direct train on the route from Bern to Cologne every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 6 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the only direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Bern around 11:04. This is the same at the weekend.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Bern to Cologne train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Bern to Cologne by train.

Which trains operate between Bern and Cologne?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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 rail 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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