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Aug 3
$35Deutsche Bahn
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$38Deutsche Bahn
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$29FlixTrain
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Aug 6
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$179Lufthansa Cityline
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Aug 7
$45Deutsche Bahn
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$307Lufthansa
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Aug 8
$68Deutsche Bahn
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$402Lufthansa Cityline
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Aug 9
$29FlixTrain
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$226Eurowings
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Aug 10
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$151Eurowings
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Aug 11
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$113Eurowings
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Aug 12
$30Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$179Lufthansa Cityline
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Aug 13
$35Deutsche Bahn
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$172Lufthansa Cityline
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Aug 14
$45Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$239Lufthansa
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Aug 15
$55Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$126Tuifly
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Aug 16
$25FlixTrain
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$179Lufthansa Cityline
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Aug 17
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$88Eurowings
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Aug 18
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$88Eurowings
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Aug 19
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Lufthansa Cityline
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Aug 20
$35Deutsche Bahn
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$35Deutsche Bahn
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Bus Information to Cologne from Munich

distanceDistance282 miles (455 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$21 (€17)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus or BlaBlaCar

Buses from Munich to Cologne cover the 282 miles (455 km) long route taking on average 8 h 40 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $21 (€17)], you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $20 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

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Bus from Munich to Cologne with FlixBus

Travel between Munich and Cologne from $20 (€16) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip from Munich to Cologne.

FlixBus tickets between Munich and Cologne are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with FlixBus from Munich to Cologne all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest bus, you can find all the current FlixBus bus schedules and bus tickets available on Omio for the 282 miles (455 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the FlixBus bus, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this bus, compare the fastest Munich to Cologne routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best FlixBus Munich to Cologne bus ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the FlixBus bus ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Cologne with FlixBus!

FlixBus' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus from Munich to Cologne are the following:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Bus from Munich to Cologne

The journey by bus from Munich to Cologne takes you through Germany's most scenic countryside in 8 to 10 hours. The route is fairly popular, so there are up to 15 departures both weekdays and on the weekend, spread out conveniently throughout the day. Most journeys are direct, especially if the journey takes place overnight. This option is the fastest since the roads stay clear of traffic at night.

How long is the journey by bus from Munich to Cologne? 

The duration of the journey by bus from Munich to Cologne varies according to the time of day and route. The overnight bus tends to be the fastest, with a total journey time of 8 to 9 hours. During the daytime, the travel time may increase, especially if there is a transfer involved. Despite that, there tends to be at least one fast bus during the day as well, with an approximate travel time of 8 hours.

How many buses are there from Munich to Cologne? 

The route from Munich to Cologne is definitely not the road less traveled, with approximately 13 departures daily. Passengers can take their pick from a varied timetable, with around two departures per hour in the morning from around 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and in the evening between 9.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. The first bus from Munich to Cologne leaves just after midnight, while the last one is between 10.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. There are departures scheduled in the late afternoon as well, meaning that the journey extends overnight and the arrival is in the small hours of the morning.

Where do buses from Munich to Cologne depart from and arrive to?

Departure bus station: The departure station for most buses from Munich to Cologne is Munich Central Bus Station, abbreviated to ZOB. The station is fairly central, only one stop away by S-Bahn, the overground train, making it possible to reach the city center in around 3 minutes. The Munich Central Bus Station is a modern, vibrant building, accessible by wheelchair, and offering diverse food and drink options, shopping, locker and waiting room facilities, as well as restrooms. Some buses from Munich to Cologne leave from the station Fröttmaning P+R Parkplatz, which is farther away from the Munich city center, 30 to 40 minutes by public transport, with changes. This bus terminal is accessible by wheelchair and has a cafeteria, restrooms, lockers, and a heated waiting area during the colder months.

Arrival bus station: The arrival station for all buses from Munich to Cologne is the Cologne Airport station. The travel time to the city center varies between 20 and 50 minutes and involves changing public transport and trains. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, various food and drink options are to be found on-site, and it is accessible to people with disabilities.

Which bus providers travel from Munich to Cologne?

The journey by bus from Munich to Cologne is operated by the company FlixBus, which covers the connecting buses as well if that should be the case with your journey.

FlixBus Munich to Cologne

On the route from Munich to Cologne, FlixBus operates up to 15 departures daily, with the frequency slightly increasing towards the weekend. Most of the buses are direct. The journeys requiring changes includes a waiting time of approximately one hour in the transfer station. 

 Munich to Cologne Bus: Onboard Services

With the FlixBus, there is are no class differentiated seating options but all seats offer plenty of legroom. For a small fee, travelers have the option of choosing their seats. The FlixBus luggage policy states that travelers can take 1 piece of carry-on, like a backpack, and have 2 pieces of checked-in luggage. The carry-on luggage must not exceed 15lbs, while the checked luggage can weigh up to 44lbs. Free WiFi is provided onboard all throughout the trip and there is a restroom available for passengers, but be sure to bring sanitizer, as not all buses have running water. Unfortunately, only Certified Service animals are allowed on the FlixBus. Bikes can be taken on board, as the buses from Munich to Cologne have a special holder. Travelers with limited mobility must contact the provider's Customer Service, at least 7 days prior to the trip. Unfortunately, not all vehicles have the necessary facilities for people using a wheelchair, so special arrangements have to be made. Wheelchairs must have certain features, so be sure to get in contact with FlixBus to set up the final details for your trip by bus from Munich to Cologne.

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Buses from Munich to Cologne
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FAQs
How much does a cheap bus from Munich to Cologne cost?
Bus tickets between Munich and Cologne for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $20 (€16)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus to Cologne from Munich on average?
The bus price to Cologne from Munich is on average $21 (€17)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from Munich to Cologne by bus?
The bus distance from Munich to Cologne is around 282 miles (455 km).
How many hours is the bus time to Cologne from Munich?
While the time it takes to travel 282 miles (455 km) from Munich to Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Munich to Cologne bus journey time is on average 8 h 40 min.
Which bus station from Munich to Cologne do I depart from? Which Cologne bus station from Munich do I arrive in?

When taking the bus to Cologne from Munich, you can choose to depart from bus stations like München, ZOB, München, ZOB and Munich, Hauptbahnhof Nord. Your route can end in bus stations such as Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from München Hbf   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Where do I find the Munich bus station to Cologne? Where is the Cologne bus station?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called München Hbf, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Munich.

The most popular arrival bus station, Köln, Köln Bonn Airport, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Cologne.

Which bus companies can take me from Munich to Cologne?
When taking a bus from Munich to Cologne, you can count on Flixbus or BlaBlaCar for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service to Cologne from Munich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Is there a direct bus from Munich to Cologne?
Yes, you can find a direct bus between Munich and Cologne with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
When is the earliest bus from Munich to Cologne? When is the last bus from Munich to Cologne?
You can take the earliest bus from Munich to Cologne at 6: 00 AM   or take the last bus from Munich to Cologne leaving at 8: 10 PM. Look for the latest Munich to Cologne bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this route.
How early should I buy bus tickets between Munich and Cologne to score the best deals?
If you buy a bus ticket from Munich to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $21 (€17) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Munich to Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
München ZOB Hackerbrücke
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