You can get from Cologne to Munich by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Munich on Sep 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||282 miles (455 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$20 - $178|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $20 (€16) • 8 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $178 (€142) • 1 h 5 min|
|Popular travel companies||Lufthansa Cityline, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 282 miles (455 km) by flight, bus or train from Cologne to Munich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline, BlaBlaCar Bus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Cologne to Munich.
There are 3 ways to get from Cologne to Munich: flight, bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Munich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $20 (€16) compared to other travel options to Munich:
Taking a bus is usually $158 (€126) less than taking a flight to Munich, which costs on average $178 (€142) for the same trip.
A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cologne to Munich costing on average $22 (€18).
The fastest way from Cologne to Munich is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.
There are alternative travel options to Munich that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Munich by bus can take on average 8 h.
In comparison, getting to Munich by train can take on average 4 h 32 min.
Munich is approximately 282 miles (455 km) away from Cologne.
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Munich is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Cologne to Munich as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Munich:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Munich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Munich with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Munich tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.
When planning your trip from Cologne to Munich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Munich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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