Cheap Flights from Cologne to Berlin
Flight information Cologne to Berlin
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Average flight time, total distance 289 miles
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Berlin Tegel and Berlin Schoenefeld
This information is correct as of February 2016
Airlines that fly from Cologne to Berlin
This is the airport's busiest route, so we recommend booking your flights as far in advance as possible. There are flights to both of Berlin's airports from Cologne. Air Berlin and Germanwings fly to Berlin-Tegel. Germanwings and Ryanair fly to Berlin-Schoenefeld.
Terminal Information – Departing
This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.
Free Wi-Fi is available in both terminals of Cologne Airport.
Air Berlin depart from Terminal 1. The departure lounge has lots of shops, including a Haribo sweet store, a Rewe supermarket and a Heinemann duty free shop. Most of the places to eat are in the public departures area, so we recommend grabbing a bite to eat before you go through security. Ryanair and Germanwings fly from Terminal 2. The departure lounge in this terminal is quite basic, without many shops. If you're hungry you can grab something to eat at Snackbar Red, Snackbar Yellow or Kolsch & Co.
Terminal Information – Arriving
At Schoenefeld: There's only one terminal. Public transport in Berlin is fantastic. You can catch the airport express bus outside the airport, or take a local bus to the nearest U-bahn (underground) station. Another way to reach the city is by S-bahn (the overground train). The station is a short walk from the terminal. Buy an ABC ticket from the machine and stamp it before boarding the train.
At Tegel: Tegel Airport has five terminals but they're all under the same roof. Tegel Airport has no rail link to the city centre, but it's easy to reach the city centre using one of the bus services. The TXL JetExpressBus, the X9 JetExpressBus, the 128 and the 109 all run between the airport and the city. Berlin is a massive city. As a rule of thumb you should take a bus to Alexanderplatz if you're staying in the east (e.g. Mitte, Kreuzberg) and a bus to Zoologischer Garten if you're staying in the West (e.g. Charlottenburg, Schoeneberg).
You don't need a passport to fly on internal routes within Germany. You might be asked to show some photographic identification, so we recommend bringing your passport just in case. Arrive at the airport no later than one hour before your flight is scheduled to depart.
What to expect in Berlin
The weather in Berlin is slightly more extreme than Cologne, especially in winter when the temperature drops to an average of -1°C. Heatwaves and thunderstorms are common during the summer months. The cost of living in Berlin is slightly lower than Cologne, with a meal for two costing about €15* (just over £11.50) less in Berlin. For more in-depth information about what to expect, check out our Berlin Travel Guide.
*Prices subject to change
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.