Munich to Cologne train

Cheap train tickets from Munich to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Cheapest

54

Average

107

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.

Cheapest
04:46PMMunich Hbf6h19 11:05PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
541One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:26PMMunich Hbf6h39 02:05AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
601One-way
01:28PMMunich Hbf5h37 07:05PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
741One-way
06:56PMMunich Hbf5h46 12:42AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
741One-way
05:25PMMunich Hbf5h40 11:05PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
741One-way

Train schedule from Munich to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, October 1
12:01AMMunich Hbf6h02 06:03AMCologne Hbf
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03:24AMMunich Hbf4h41 08:05AMCologne Hbf
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04:27AMMunich Hbf4h48 09:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:33AMMunich Hbf4h31 10:04AMCologne Hbf
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05:33AMMunich Hbf5h32 11:05AMCologne Hbf
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05:40AMMunich Hbf5h02 10:42AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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05:56AMMunich Hbf6h09 12:05PMCologne Hbf
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06:21AMMunich Hbf4h54 11:15AMCologne Messe/Deutz
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06:29AMMunich Hbf4h35 11:04AMCologne Hbf
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06:46AMMunich Hbf4h47 11:33AMCologne Hbf
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07:28AMMunich Hbf4h37 12:05PMCologne Hbf
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07:28AMMunich Hbf5h37 01:05PMCologne Hbf
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07:46AMMunich Hbf4h55 12:41PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:15AMMunich Hbf5h50 02:05PMCologne Hbf
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08:15AMMunich Hbf5h00 01:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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08:27AMMunich Hbf4h38 01:05PMCologne Hbf
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08:46AMMunich Hbf4h47 01:33PMCologne Hbf
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09:28AMMunich Hbf5h37 03:05PMCologne Hbf
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09:28AMMunich Hbf4h37 02:05PMCologne Hbf
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09:47AMMunich Hbf4h54 02:41PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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10:16AMMunich Hbf4h59 03:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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10:28AMMunich Hbf4h36 03:04PMCologne Hbf
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10:55AMMunich Hbf5h59 04:54PMCologne Hbf
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11:28AMMunich Hbf4h37 04:05PMCologne Hbf
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11:28AMMunich Hbf5h54 05:22PMCologne Hbf
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12:16PMMunich Hbf4h59 05:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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12:27PMMunich Hbf4h37 05:04PMCologne Hbf
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12:47PMMunich Hbf4h49 05:36PMCologne Hbf
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12:47PMMunich Hbf5h55 06:42PMCologne Hbf
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01:28PMMunich Hbf5h37 07:05PMCologne Hbf
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01:28PMMunich Hbf4h37 06:05PMCologne Hbf
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01:47PMMunich Hbf4h54 06:41PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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01:47PMMunich Hbf6h15 08:02PMCologne Hbf
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02:18PMMunich Hbf4h57 07:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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02:21PMMunich Hbf4h54 07:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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02:27PMMunich Hbf4h37 07:04PMCologne Hbf
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02:27PMMunich Hbf4h48 07:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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02:47PMMunich Hbf4h46 07:33PMCologne Hbf
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02:56PMMunich Hbf5h42 08:38PMCologne Hbf
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03:28PMMunich Hbf4h37 08:05PMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
03:28PMMunich Hbf5h37 09:05PMCologne Hbf
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04:14PMMunich Hbf5h00 09:14PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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04:27PMMunich Hbf4h38 09:05PMCologne Hbf
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04:46PMMunich Hbf6h19 11:05PMCologne Hbf
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04:46PMMunich Hbf5h07 09:53PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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04:55PMMunich Hbf5h59 10:54PMCologne Hbf
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05:25PMMunich Hbf4h40 10:05PMCologne Hbf
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05:25PMMunich Hbf5h40 11:05PMCologne Hbf
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06:16PMMunich Hbf5h20 11:36PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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06:27PMMunich Hbf4h37 11:04PMCologne Hbf
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06:56PMMunich Hbf5h46 12:42AMCologne Hbf
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07:26PMMunich Hbf6h39 02:05AMCologne Hbf
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07:28PMMunich Hbf4h38 12:06AMCologne Hbf
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Fastest train times from Munich to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Fastest Journey

4 h 31 m

Average

5 h 9 m

Trains per day

53

Distance

456 km

Of the 53 trains that leave Munich for Cologne every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
05:33AMMunich Hbf4h31 10:04AMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
1341One-way
2nd Fastest
06:29AMMunich Hbf4h35 11:04AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
1341One-way
10:28AMMunich Hbf4h36 03:04PMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
1161One-way
03:28PMMunich Hbf4h37 08:05PMCologne Hbf
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1041One-way
11:28AMMunich Hbf4h37 04:05PMCologne Hbf
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1341One-way

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Overview: Train from Munich to Cologne

distanceDistance282 miles (455 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$53 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Munich to Cologne cover the 282 miles (455 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 32 min with our travel partners like ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $53 (€51), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet from Munich to Cologne trains

Travel between Munich and Cologne from $24 (€23) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

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ÖBB Nightjet

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Munich and Cologne. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Munich to Cologne train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 58 min
  • Average Price: $24
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 14 a day

Looking for trains to Cologne from Munich? ÖBB Nightjet is one of the best companies to travel with on the 282 miles (455 km) journey from Munich to Cologne. As an official travel partner of ÖBB Nightjet, Omio quickly shows you the latest ÖBB Nightjet train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Munich to Cologne routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable ÖBB Nightjet train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Munich to Cologne, you can quickly see if the ÖBB Nightjet ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Munich - Cologne train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with ÖBB Nightjet!

    Train from Munich to Cologne

    Daily there are 9 direct connections from Munich to Cologne, which are served by Deutsche Bahn and Österreichische Bundesbahn. In addition, there are numerous train connections with one or two changes.

    Which train companies travel from Munich to Cologne?

    Deutsche Bahn and Österreichische Bundesbahn travel from the Bavarian metropolis to Cologne.

    How long does the train journey from Munich to Cologne take?

    With the ICE, the fastest connection without a change takes about 4 hours 18 minutes. Even with a change, the journey time is only a little longer. If there are also two or more connections, the journey time can be up to 6 hours 18 minutes. Over 9 hours a journey with the local traffic can last.

    How often can you take the train from Munich to Cologne?

    From Monday to Friday, the train runs from Munich to Cologne between 4 and 23 twice every 1 hours. Deutsche Bahn also offers regular train connections on weekends and public holidays.

    Stations on the Munich - Cologne route?

    At which station does the train start in Munich? All ICs in the direction of Cologne depart from the main station of the Bavarian metropolis. As it is very well connected to public transport, you can reach it by S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses and tram.

    At which station does the train arrive in Cologne? Arrival for direct connections is at Cologne/Deutz station. This is only one S-Bahn station away from the main station. You can reach Cologne/Bonn Airport by S-Bahn in 012 minutes

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    Train tickets from Munich to Cologne: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 40 €
    2 weeks earlier 37 €8%
    3 weeks earlier 33 €21%
    1 month before 32 €25%
    2 months earlier 32 €25%
    3 months earlier 30 €33%


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    • Buying your train ticket from Munich - Cologne 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 21% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Munich - Cologne with 2 months in advance you save up to about 25% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 33%.
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    Travel Tips: Trains from Munich to Cologne

    Travel by train 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
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Cologne from Munich for as low as $24 (€23)  for the next 7 days.
    The train price between Munich and Cologne is on average $53 (€51)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
    The Munich to Cologne train distance is approximately 282 miles (455 km).
    On average the Munich to Cologne train travel time is 5 h 32 min  for the 282 miles (455 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    When taking the train to Cologne from Munich, you can choose to depart from train stations like München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. Your route can end in train stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, München Hbf, located approximately 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center of Munich. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Köln Hbf, is located around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from its city center.

    When taking a train from Munich to Cologne, you can count on ÖBB | Nightjet, Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Munich and Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 14 direct trains per day from Munich to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
    The average number of trains departing Munich for Cologne is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the earliest train from Munich to Cologne at 5: 46 AM   or take the last train from Munich to Cologne leaving at 9: 54 PM. Look for the latest Munich to Cologne train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
    The price of a one way train ticket from Munich to Cologne is on average $53 (€51) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Cologne from Munich available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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    München Hbf is the most popular Munich railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Munich for your trip to Cologne.
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    S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8
    Tram lines: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Bus lines: 68, X98
    Train lines: ICE, RJ, NJ, IC, EC, RE, RB
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