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Trains Bern to Cologne: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Bern to Cologne?

When you're traveling from Bern to Cologne, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $ 104.87. You might be able to find prices as low as $ 19.40, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Bern to Cologne by train

Best price $ 19.40
Journey duration 6 h 17 min
Connections per day 187
First departure 02:02
Last departure 01:36
Distance 276.5 mi
Departure Bern
Arrival Cologne
Carriers Deutsche Bahn, SBB, Bahn

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$ 204.86

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How long will it take me to travel from Bern to Cologne by train?

The journey from Bern to Cologne covers a distance of 276.5 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 6 h 17 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 4 h 37 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Bern to Cologne faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

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

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Bern to Cologne leaving at 02:02. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 01:36.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

When traveling from Bern to Cologne by train, which stations can I use?

International travel from Switzerland to Germany is easy to organize when you search with Virail. When departing from Switzerland, you will be able to use stations such as Bern. Arriving in Germany, your options include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Heumarkt, Köln, Köln Süd and Köln West. Not every station in Switzerland has a direct connecting route to every station in Germany. Because of this, you may need to book an indirect route that will connect through another city, or even make multiple connections. In some cases, a connecting route could even be faster than traveling directly.Either way, Virail is able to guide you through the routes available to make sure you get to where you want to go.

You can depart from Bern at stations such as Bern. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Cologne at the following stations: Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Heumarkt, Köln, Köln Süd and Köln West. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Bern and Cologne. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from Bern leave for Cologne?

The route from Bern to Cologne is served by providers including Deutsche Bahn, SBB and Bahn. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 212 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Bern 187 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Bern to Cologne, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 2 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 185 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.


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