Trains from Cologne to Munich

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The cheapest trains
from Cologne
to Munich

Showing times and prices for Nov 21

Cheapest

$88

Average

$151

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.

The average ticket from Cologne to Munich will cost around $ 151 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 88.

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09:17Cologne Hbf5h55 15:12Munich Hbf
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$881One-way
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10:53Cologne Hbf5h34 16:27Munich Hbf
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$1041One-way
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15:53Cologne Hbf6h08 22:01Munich Hbf
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$1041One-way
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08:18Cologne Hbf5h53 14:11Munich Hbf
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$1141One-way
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15:17Cologne Hbf6h09 21:26Munich Hbf
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$1161One-way

Timetable
Cologne to Munich

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03:19Cologne Hbf4h48 08:07Munich Hbf
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04:22Cologne Hbf4h42 09:04Munich Hbf
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05:20Cologne4h46 10:06Munich Hbf
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05:53Cologne Hbf5h34 11:27Munich Hbf
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05:55Cologne Hbf4h32 10:27Munich Hbf
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06:44Cologne4h24 11:08Munich Hbf
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06:53Cologne Hbf5h34 12:27Munich Hbf
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06:55Cologne Hbf4h32 11:27Munich Hbf
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07:44Cologne4h23 12:07Munich Hbf
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07:53Cologne Hbf5h45 13:38Munich Hbf
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07:55Cologne Hbf4h32 12:27Munich Hbf
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08:18Cologne Hbf5h53 14:11Munich Hbf
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08:33Cologne4h33 13:06Munich Hbf
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08:55Cologne Hbf4h32 13:27Munich Hbf
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09:00Cologne Hbf5h27 14:27Munich Hbf
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09:17Cologne Hbf5h55 15:12Munich Hbf
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09:36Cologne4h30 14:06Munich Hbf
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09:49Cologne4h38 14:27Munich Hbf
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09:53Cologne Hbf6h09 16:02Munich Hbf
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10:34Cologne4h35 15:09Munich Hbf
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10:53Cologne Hbf5h34 16:27Munich Hbf
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10:55Cologne Hbf4h33 15:28Munich Hbf
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11:17Cologne Hbf6h10 17:27Munich Hbf
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11:30Cologne4h36 16:06Munich Hbf
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11:53Cologne Hbf6h11 18:04Munich Hbf
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11:55Cologne Hbf4h32 16:27Munich Hbf
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12:44Cologne4h20 17:04Munich Hbf
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12:55Cologne Hbf4h32 17:27Munich Hbf
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13:04Cologne Hbf6h07 19:11Munich Hbf
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13:33Cologne4h31 18:04Munich Hbf
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13:53Cologne Hbf6h14 20:07Munich Hbf
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13:55Cologne Hbf4h32 18:27Munich Hbf
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14:44Cologne4h27 19:11Munich Hbf
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14:55Cologne Hbf4h32 19:27Munich Hbf
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15:02Cologne Hbf5h26 20:28Munich Hbf
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15:17Cologne Hbf6h09 21:26Munich Hbf
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15:36Cologne4h31 20:07Munich Hbf
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15:53Cologne Hbf6h08 22:01Munich Hbf
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15:55Cologne Hbf4h33 20:28Munich Hbf
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16:44Cologne4h25 21:09Munich Hbf
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16:54Cologne Hbf6h16 23:10Munich Hbf
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16:55Cologne Hbf4h31 21:26Munich Hbf
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17:44Cologne4h22 22:06Munich Hbf
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17:55Cologne Hbf4h31 22:26Munich Hbf
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18:44Cologne4h26 23:10Munich Hbf
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18:54Cologne Hbf4h35 23:29Munich Hbf
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19:21Cologne Hbf4h46 00:07Munich Hbf
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19:30Cologne4h37 00:07Munich Hbf
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19:55Cologne Hbf4h32 00:27Munich Hbf
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22:30Cologne Hbf7h32 06:02Munich Hbf
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Wed
Nov 20
$151Deutsche Bahn
$33Flixbus
$301Lufthansa
Thu
Nov 21
$88Deutsche Bahn
$23Bla Bla Bus
$261Germanwings
Fri
Nov 22
$39Deutsche Bahn
$23Bla Bla Bus
$145Germanwings
Sat
Nov 23
$60Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$122Eurowings
Sun
Nov 24
$79Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$135Lufthansa
Mon
Nov 25
$70Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$122Eurowings
Tue
Nov 26
$42Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$145Eurowings
Wed
Nov 27
$52Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$180Germanwings
Thu
Nov 28
$77Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$145Eurowings
Fri
Nov 29
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$17Bla Bla Bus
$136Lufthansa
Sat
Nov 30
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$135Lufthansa
Sun
Dec 1
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$134Lufthansa
Mon
Dec 2
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$99Germanwings
Tue
Dec 3
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$145Eurowings
Wed
Dec 4
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$122Eurowings
Thu
Dec 5
$77Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$76Germanwings
Fri
Dec 6
$53Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$87Eurowings
Sat
Dec 7
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$99Germanwings
Sun
Dec 8
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$17Bla Bla Bus
$99Germanwings
Mon
Dec 9
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$64Germanwings
Tue
Dec 10
$35Deutsche Bahn
$17Bla Bla Bus
$87Eurowings

The fastest trains
from Cologne
to Munich

Showing times and prices for Nov 21

Fastest Journey

4 h 20 m

Average

5 h 2 m

Trains per day

50

Distance

456 km

Of the 50 trains that leave Cologne for Munich every day 28 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 456 km distance in an average of 5 h 2 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 20 m .

The slowest trains will take 7 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
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12:44Cologne4h20 17:04Munich Hbf
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$1741One-way
2nd Fastest
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17:44Cologne4h22 22:06Munich Hbf
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$1511One-way
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07:44Cologne4h23 12:07Munich Hbf
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$1741One-way
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06:44Cologne4h24 11:08Munich Hbf
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$1511One-way
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16:44Cologne4h25 21:09Munich Hbf
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$1741One-way

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Munich Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
6 hours 20 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $39
Trains depart from:Cologne
Trains arrive in:Munich
Distance:456 km
TrainTrain Companies:Deutsche Bahn

Train from Cologne to Munich

The train connections between Cologne and Munich have direct daily connections without changing trains, as well as with a change in Mannheim.

Which train companies travel from Cologne to Munich?

The train Cologne - Munich usually runs via Mannheim. On the route either ICE trains of Deutschen Bahn run as a direct connection, or there is a combination of IC and ICE. Only the quite long connection via Mainz and Darmstadt consists of trips with ICE, regional train and €city. ICE trains usually have an on-board restaurant. In the Intercity trains you can take a limited number of bicycles with you - in €city you have to reserve a seat beforehand.

At which station does the train start in Cologne

The trips to Munich start at Cologne Central Station or in Cologne Messe/Deutz. This can be easily reached with the S-Bahn. Lines S6, S11, S12, S13 and S19 stop at the two S-Bahn platforms in the main hall. You can also take the tram Straßenbahn from Cologne. Lines 5, 16 and 18 stop at the two stops "Dom/Hauptbahnhof" and "Breslauer Platz/Hauptbahnhof". Last but not least you can reach the station by bus lines 132, 133, 250, 260, 978, N26 and SB40.

To Cologne Messe/Deutz train station, you also have a number of light train lines, buses and suburban train lines to choose from to get there.

Connection of train stations in Cologne

Cologne Central Station

  • subway. 16, 18
  • S-Bahn. S6, S11, S12, S13, S19
  • bus. SB40, 132, 133, 250, 260, 978

Cologne Fair/Deutz

  • subway. 1,3,4 and 9
  • S-Bahn. S6, S11, S12, S13, S19
  • bus. 150, 153, 196, 250, 260

Which train station does the train arrive at in Munich?

The journey Cologne - Munich ends at Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), from where you can comfortably continue by local transport to your destination. On the underground platforms, the U-Bahn lines U1, U2, U4, U5, U7 run (the U8 only runs on Saturdays). Also the S-Bahn, with the lines S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7 and S8 is suitable for a fast onward journey - especially for travelers whose destination are the suburbs of the Bavarian capital. The tram lines 17, 19, 20, 21, 22 and the night lines N16, N19 and N20 stop in front of the reception building on Bahnhofsplatz. Lines 20, 21, 22 and N22 can also be reached at the northern exit of the station. There are also bus lines 58 and 200 (direction Bahnhof München-Ost).

Connection to train stations in Munich

Munich Central Station

  • subway. U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, U8
  • S-Bahn. S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8
  • bus. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

How do I find cheap train tickets from Cologne to Munich?

How many days before the trip should I buy my train tickets? Deutsche Bahn has a contingent of cheap tickets at economy prices.

How much does a train ticket from Cologne to Munich cost? Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Munich start at about 19,90 €, but you should book 2 months in advance. For later bookings the ticket costs between 79 € and 120 €.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Cologne
Munich
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