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Cologne to Berlin by bus

The journey from Cologne to Berlin by bus is 297.73 mi and takes 9 hr 40 min. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:40 AM and the last at 10:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Berlin by bus for as little as $10.25 or as much as $60.54. The best price for this journey is $10.25.

Lowest Price$10.25
Journey Duration9 hr 40 min
Connection per Day24
Lowest Price$10.25
Highest Price$60.54
First Departure7:40 AM
Last Departure10:45 PM
Distance297.73 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalBerlin
CarriersFlixTrain GmbH, FlixBus Polska sp. z.o.o.More

Cologne to Berlin Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Traveling from Cologne to Berlin with Virail

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Cologne to Berlin?

On average, a bus ticket from Cologne to Berlin will cost you $33.38. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $10.25. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Berlin. On average, though, you'll pay about $33.38 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Cologne to Berlin by bus?

With a distance of 297.73 mi between Cologne and Berlin, it will usually take 9 hr 40 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 9 hr 40 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Cologne to Berlin faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Cologne and Berlin will complete the journey in 5 hr 11 min.On average, it will take you about 9 hr 40 min to travel the 297.73 mi between Cologne and Berlin.

What time are the first and last departures from Cologne to Berlin?

The first daily departure from Cologne to Berlin leaves at 7:40 AM, while the last journey of the day sets out at 10:45 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Cologne and Berlin. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cologne to Berlin, which usually leaves at 7:40 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 10:45 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many daily journeys are there from Cologne to Berlin?

The exact number of journeys from Cologne to Berlin can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 24 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Cologne to Berlin. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Cologne to Berlin varies, but in general, you can expect to find 22 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 2 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Berlin. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Berlin
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Berlin.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Berlin, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Berlin.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $15.91 to $41.56 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 62% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Berlin

The cheapest Cologne - Berlin bus tickets can be found for as low as $25.63 if you’re lucky, or $32.19 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $47.20.

Find the best day to travel to Berlin by bus

When travelling to Berlin by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Berlin

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain when traveling from Cologne to Berlin.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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accessibility Accessibility
bicycle Bicycle

Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
Services on board FlixTrain and FlixBus from Cologne to Berlin
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Berlin by bus.
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wifi WiFi check check
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accessibility Accessibility check cross
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air_con Air conditioning check check
bicycle Bicycle check cross
sleeper_couchette Sleeper check cross

Cologne to Berlin CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
33.54kg
Bus
35.94kg
Flight
95.83kg
Car
76.67kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Berlin?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Berlin is $33.38. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $10.25.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Berlin?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Berlin is $10.25. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Berlin by bus?
Cologne to Berlin is 297.73 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Berlin take?
Cologne to Berlin is on average 9 hr 40 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 11 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Berlin?
The bus journey from Cologne to Berlin is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain GmbH, FlixBus Polska sp. z.o.o., FlixTrain and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Berlin?
Cologne to Berlin has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Berlin leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Berlin departs at 7:40 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Berlin depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Berlin departs at 10:45 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Berlin in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $10.25 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Berlin?
There are on average 22 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Berlin.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Berlin by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Berlin is 5 hr 11 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Berlin?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Berlin.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Berlin by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Berlin creates 35.94kg of CO2 emissions.

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