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Berlin - ZOB
Cologne - Flughafen Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN)
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Cologne - Flughafen Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN)
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Berlin - ZOB
Cologne - Flughafen Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN)
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Berlin - Wannsee
Cologne - Flughafen Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN)
Bus Berlin to Cologne: Trip Overview

Bus Berlin to Cologne: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$34
Average bus trip duration9h 45m
Number of daily buses8
Earliest bus departure12:10 AM
Distance286 miles (461 km)
Latest bus departure10:55 PM

Berlin to Cologne Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses8
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:10AM - 10:55PM
Minimum Price$23
Average Ticket Price$34
Minimum Trip Duration8h11m
Average Bus Trip Duration9h45m
Distance286 miles (461 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteFlixBus
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Berlin - Cologne

You can travel between these two cities by bus or train. The two options are easy and sustainable ways to reach Cologne. Another option you should consider is using carpooling services, which allow you to share a car ride with other travelers.

Traveling from Berlin to Cologne takes around 9h 45m on average, although the fastest bus will take 8h 11m, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 298 miles (480 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance between the two cities is 298 miles (480 km).

On average, there are 8 daily departures on this route, offered by FlixBus. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Berlin to Cologne may vary. Busbud can make your trip from Berlin to Cologne a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your style and budget. It's that easy!

The first bus leaves at 12:10 AM and the last one leaves at 10:55 PM.

If you're headed to Cologne from Berlin, chances are that your bus will depart from ZOB and arrive at Cologne Airport. These are the most popular pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.

The average bus ticket price from Berlin to Cologne is $34. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $20 and $134, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

Once in Cologne, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Cologne cable cars, Roman Praetorium, Boat tours on the Rhine, Twelve Romanesque churches and Cologne Zoo.

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The cheapest trip from Berlin to Cologne was searched and found on Dec 12, 2023 with a price of $22

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Berlin to Cologne, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $22 to $133 for a bus ticket from Berlin to Cologne based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $22 which is on 2023-12-12.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Berlin to Cologne but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Berlin to Cologne, get comfy and count the stars.

Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Berlin to Cologne will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.

Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from Berlin to Cologne.

Did you know?

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!

The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.

What's the cheapest way to go from Berlin to Cologne?

The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Vehicle TypeTravel TimeAvg PriceDaily Departures
Vehicle TypeBusTravel Time9h 45mAvg Price$34Daily Departures8
Vehicle TypeTrainTravel Time5h 26mAvg Price$45Daily Departures14
Vehicle TypeCarpoolTravel Time6h 30mAvg Price$41Daily Departures10

The best way to travel between Berlin and Cologne is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $34 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $20. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Cologne, choose the bus, as it will take you from Berlin to Cologne in about 5h 26m - that's the fastest way to get there!

Will you be returning to Berlin by bus?

Bus from Cologne to Berlin

You can also go to Cologne by train

Train from Berlin to Cologne

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