Munich to Cologne bus

Cheap bus tickets from Munich to Cologne

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Cheapest

60

Average

101

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

05:25PMMunich5h40 11:05PMCologne
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601One-way
07:26PMMunich6h39 02:05AMCologne
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601One-way
06:56PMMunich5h46 12:42AMCologne
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671One-way
04:55PMMunich5h59 10:54PMCologne
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671One-way
04:27PMMunich4h38 09:05PMCologne
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751One-way

Bus schedule from Munich to Cologne

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05:33AMMunich5h32 11:05AMCologne
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05:56AMMunich6h09 12:05PMCologne
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06:29AMMunich4h35 11:04AMCologne
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06:46AMMunich4h47 11:33AMCologne
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07:28AMMunich5h37 01:05PMCologne
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08:15AMMunich5h50 02:05PMCologne
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08:27AMMunich4h38 01:05PMCologne
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08:46AMMunich4h47 01:33PMCologne
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09:28AMMunich5h37 03:05PMCologne
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10:28AMMunich4h36 03:04PMCologne
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10:55AMMunich5h59 04:54PMCologne
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12:27PMMunich4h37 05:04PMCologne
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12:47PMMunich5h55 06:42PMCologne
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12:47PMMunich4h49 05:36PMCologne
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01:28PMMunich5h37 07:05PMCologne
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02:27PMMunich4h37 07:04PMCologne
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02:47PMMunich4h46 07:33PMCologne
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02:56PMMunich5h42 08:38PMCologne
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03:28PMMunich5h37 09:05PMCologne
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04:27PMMunich4h38 09:05PMCologne
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04:55PMMunich5h59 10:54PMCologne
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05:25PMMunich5h40 11:05PMCologne
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06:27PMMunich4h37 11:04PMCologne
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06:56PMMunich5h46 12:42AMCologne
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07:26PMMunich6h39 02:05AMCologne
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Bus times from Munich to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Fastest Journey

4 h 35 m

Average

5 h 19 m

Buses per day

25

Distance

456 km

It's difficult to get from Munich to Cologne without transferring at least once.

Fastest
06:29AMMunich4h35 11:04AMCologne
1 transfer
1491One-way
2nd Fastest
10:28AMMunich4h36 03:04PMCologne
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1291One-way
06:27PMMunich4h37 11:04PMCologne
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1041One-way
12:27PMMunich4h37 05:04PMCologne
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1041One-way
02:27PMMunich4h37 07:04PMCologne
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891One-way

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Overview: Bus from Munich to Cologne

distanceDistance282 miles (455 km)
durationAverage bus duration8 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$34 (€33)
frequencyBus frequency10 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 6 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersGlobtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus

Buses from Munich to Cologne cover the 282 miles (455 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 5 min with our travel partners like Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus. Normally, there are 10 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $23 (€22), but the average price of bus tickets is $34 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).

Bus providers: FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus from Munich to Cologne

FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus buses will get you to Cologne from Munich from $23 (€22). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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FlixBus

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    FlixBus from Munich to Cologne bus information:

    • Average Duration: 8 h 9 min
    • Average Price: $23
    • FlixBus frequency: 5 a day

    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.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Cologne from Munich

    Take the bus to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Munich to Cologne.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Cologne from Munich for the next 7 days starting from $23 (€22)  one way.
    If you’re looking to book your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Munich to Cologne bus price to come in at an average of $34 (€33)  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 282 miles (455 km)  between Munich and Cologne by bus.
    On average the Munich to Cologne bus time is 8 h 5 min  covering the 282 miles (455 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    Some of the Munich bus stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include München, ZOB, Munich, Goeppert Mayer Straße/ Frottmain and Munich, Hauptbahnhof Nord. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Cologne include Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from München Hbf   and arriving in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from München Hbf, which is located around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof), located 8.1 miles (13.1 km) away from the city center.

    For the best Munich to Cologne bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services between Munich and Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Yes, there are 6 direct buses per day from Munich to Cologne with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your bus ticket.
    The average number of buses departing Munich for Cologne is 10 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest bus for this trip departs from Munich at 5: 00 AM. The last bus leaves from Munich at 9: 59 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Munich to Cologne and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    You can find buses from Munich to Cologne to cost on average $34 (€33) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Munich to Cologne bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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