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The cheapest trains

from Cologne
to Munich

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Cheapest

$57

Average

$119

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

The average ticket from Cologne to Munich will cost around $ 119 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 57.

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18:53Cologne Hbf5h5000:43Munich Hbf
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$571One-way
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08:33Cologne Messe/Deutz4h3313:06Munich Hbf
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$711One-way
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16:53Cologne Hbf6h1823:11Munich Hbf
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$871One-way
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09:53Cologne Hbf6h1316:06Munich Hbf
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$901One-way
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15:53Cologne Hbf6h1322:06Munich Hbf
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$901One-way

Train Times

Cologne to Munich

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04:22Cologne Hbf4h4209:04Munich Hbf
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05:15Köln, Köln/Bonn Flughafen9h1214:27Munich Hbf
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05:15Köln, Köln/Bonn Flughafen8h1213:27Munich Hbf
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05:15Köln, Köln/Bonn Flughafen8h5614:11Munich Hbf
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05:15Köln, Köln/Bonn Flughafen7h5113:06Munich Hbf
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05:15Köln, Köln/Bonn Flughafen8h5114:06Munich Hbf
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05:15Köln, Köln/Bonn Flughafen9h1214:27Munich Hbf
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05:20Cologne Messe/Deutz4h4610:06Munich Hbf
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05:53Cologne Hbf5h3411:27Munich Hbf
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05:55Cologne Hbf4h3210:27Munich Hbf
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06:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2411:08Munich Hbf
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06:53Cologne Hbf5h3412:27Munich Hbf
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06:55Cologne Hbf4h3211:27Munich Hbf
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07:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2312:07Munich Hbf
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07:53Cologne Hbf5h5513:48Munich Hbf
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07:55Cologne Hbf4h3212:27Munich Hbf
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08:18Cologne Hbf5h5314:11Munich Hbf
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08:33Cologne Messe/Deutz4h3313:06Munich Hbf
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08:53Cologne Hbf5h3414:27Munich Hbf
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08:55Cologne Hbf4h3213:27Munich Hbf
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09:17Cologne Hbf6h1115:28Munich Hbf
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09:36Cologne Messe/Deutz4h3014:06Munich Hbf
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09:49Cologne Messe/Deutz4h3814:27Munich Hbf
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09:53Cologne Hbf6h1316:06Munich Hbf
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10:34Cologne Messe/Deutz4h3515:09Munich Hbf
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10:53Cologne Hbf5h3416:27Munich Hbf
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10:55Cologne Hbf4h3315:28Munich Hbf
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11:17Cologne Hbf6h1017:27Munich Hbf
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11:30Cologne Messe/Deutz4h3616:06Munich Hbf
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11:53Cologne Hbf6h1118:04Munich Hbf
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11:55Cologne Hbf4h3216:27Munich Hbf
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12:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2017:04Munich Hbf
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12:53Cologne Hbf5h3418:27Munich Hbf
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12:55Cologne Hbf4h3217:27Munich Hbf
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13:33Cologne Messe/Deutz4h3118:04Munich Hbf
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13:53Cologne Hbf6h1420:07Munich Hbf
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13:55Cologne Hbf4h3218:27Munich Hbf
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14:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2719:11Munich Hbf
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14:53Cologne Hbf5h3520:28Munich Hbf
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14:55Cologne Hbf4h3219:27Munich Hbf
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15:17Cologne Hbf6h0921:26Munich Hbf
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15:36Cologne Messe/Deutz4h3120:07Munich Hbf
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15:53Cologne Hbf6h1322:06Munich Hbf
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15:55Cologne Hbf4h3320:28Munich Hbf
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16:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2521:09Munich Hbf
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16:53Cologne Hbf6h1823:11Munich Hbf
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16:55Cologne Hbf4h3121:26Munich Hbf
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17:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2222:06Munich Hbf
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17:55Cologne Hbf4h3122:26Munich Hbf
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18:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2723:11Munich Hbf
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18:53Cologne Hbf5h5000:43Munich Hbf
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18:54Cologne Hbf4h3523:29Munich Hbf
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19:30Cologne Messe/Deutz5h0000:30Munich Hbf
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19:55Cologne Hbf4h4800:43Munich Hbf
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20:25Köln, Köln/Bonn Flughafen11h0707:32Munich Hbf
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20:25Köln, Köln/Bonn Flughafen11h5208:17Munich Hbf
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21:53Cologne Hbf8h0906:02Munich Hbf
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22:30Cologne Hbf7h3206:02Munich Hbf
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23:53Cologne Hbf7h3907:32Munich Hbf
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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Sun
Aug 25
$141Deutsche Bahn
$30Karat-S
$143Lufthansa
Mon
Aug 26
$57Deutsche Bahn
$18Bla Bla Bus
$124Germanwings
Tue
Aug 27
$42Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$100Germanwings
Wed
Aug 28
$42Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$88Eurowings
Thu
Aug 29
$42Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$123Lufthansa
Fri
Aug 30
$38Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$90Lufthansa
Sat
Aug 31
$57Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$88Germanwings
Sun
Sep 1
$59Deutsche Bahn
$18Bla Bla Bus
$169Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 2
$31Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$103Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 3
$31Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$65Germanwings
Wed
Sep 4
$31Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$100Eurowings
Thu
Sep 5
$57Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$103Lufthansa
Fri
Sep 6
$38Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$77Germanwings
Sat
Sep 7
$64Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$77Germanwings
Sun
Sep 8
$71Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$90Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 9
$23Deutsche Bahn
$9Bla Bla Bus
$90Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 10
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$53Germanwings
Wed
Sep 11
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$53Germanwings
Thu
Sep 12
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$88Germanwings
Fri
Sep 13
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$77Germanwings
Sat
Sep 14
$23Deutsche Bahn
$1Bla Bla Bus
$65Germanwings

The fastest trains

from Cologne
to Munich

Showing times and prices for Aug 26

Fastest Journey

4h 20m

Average

5h 50m

Trains per day

60

Distance

456 km

Of the 60 train that leave Cologne for Munich every day 26 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 456 km distance in an average of 5h 50m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 4h 20m .

The slowest train will take 11h 52m 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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12:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2017:04Munich Hbf
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$1411One-way
2nd Fastest
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17:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2222:06Munich Hbf
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$1181One-way
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07:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2312:07Munich Hbf
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$1771One-way
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06:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2411:08Munich Hbf
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$1411One-way
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16:44Cologne Messe/Deutz4h2521:09Munich Hbf
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$1181One-way

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Journey Summary

Cologne to Munich Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
6 hours 8 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $32
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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