Trains Berlin to Cologne

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  • Fastest journey is 4 hours and 18 minutes (direct)
  • About 17 direct trains per day from Berlin to Cologne
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Facts

Trains Berlin <> Cologne 

Booking horizon  6 months
Duration 4h18
Distance  537km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Berlin 04h30
Last train Berlin 23h53
First train Cologne 04h29
Last train Cologne 23h12
Trains per day 17
Train company Deutsche Bahn / ICE
Station Berlin Berlin Hbf
Station Cologne Köln Hbf

Timetable

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The first train leaves at 04h30 from Berlin Hbf to Koln Hbf, the last train leaves at 23h53. The journey time is 4 hours and 18 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 17 direct trains run between Berlin and Cologne. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets for the train from Berlin to Cologne!

Travel by ICE International

2nd class

  • Free Wifi
  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips)  

1st class 

  • Free Wifi
  • Reservation included
  • Comfortable leather seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 
  • At-seat service for drinks and food
  • Acces to first class lounges

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Berlin Hbf - Info

Railway Station Berlin  

Berlin Hbf is the main station of Berlin, located nearby the German parliament. Many sights can be reached by foot from the railway station or by the convenient S-bahn (kind of subway) that connects all major stations in Berlin. The station itself is a modern visual attraction and is built on terrain where the wall used to stand. Nearby the station are some new and fine hotels. 

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: Reichstag 5 minutes, Checkpoint Charlie 30 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Subway: S Bahn to all major sights 
  • Bus: yes, to all sights, check Berlin.de
  • Taxi: yes

 

 

Berlin Hbf - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Motel One***

Hip and trendy hotel next to the station. Motel One has multiple hotels in the city. Affordable. Very high ratings. 
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Intercity Hotel****

Next to Berlin Hbf, comfortable 4-star hotel with spacious rooms. Very convenient.    
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Ibis Berlin Hauptbahnhof****

300 meters from Berlin Hbf. Convenient. High ratings. 
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Berlin Hbf - Rental Cars

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6 rental car companies: Europcar, Flizzr, Hertz, Interrent, Sixt.   

Köln Hbf - Info

Railway Station Cologne

The main station in Cologne is Köln Hauptbahnhof. The station is located next to the Dom, the beautiful cathedral of Cologne. The centre is at a walking distance. The train enters the station after a long travers along the long and impressive Hohenzollernbrücke over the Rhine.  

Info

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 5 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: possible, best to walk 
  • Taxi: yes

Köln Hbf - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Koln Hbf Train Station

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Savoy Hotel****

5 minutes by foot from the station. Classic, modern, stylish. Very high ratings. 
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Ibis Hotel Köln am Dom***

Next to the train station and the Dom. Perfect location. Fine hotel with good ratings.
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TRYP by Windham Koln City Centre****

Convenient 4-star hotel, 300 meters from the station.      
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Köln Hbf - Rental cars

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Rental Cars

3 rental car companies: Avis, Flizzr, Sixt.