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from Cologne to Munich

You can get from Cologne to Munich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Munich on Jan 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:30AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport8h25 07:55PMMünchen, ZOB
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$241One-way
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11:30AMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport8h25 07:55PMMünchen, ZOB
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$241One-way
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09:20PMKöln, Köln Bonn Airport9h10 06:30AMMünchen, ZOB
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$241One-way

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Wed
Jan 26
$21Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
$216Eurowings
Thu
Jan 27
$33Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$216Eurowings
Fri
Jan 28
$33Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$216Eurowings
Sat
Jan 29
$33Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$212Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Jan 30
$33Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$180Eurowings
Mon
Jan 31
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$182Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Feb 1
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$180Eurowings
Wed
Feb 2
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$144Eurowings
Thu
Feb 3
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$144Eurowings
Fri
Feb 4
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Eurowings
Sat
Feb 5
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$155Lufthansa
Sun
Feb 6
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Eurowings
Mon
Feb 7
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$144Eurowings
Tue
Feb 8
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Eurowings
Wed
Feb 9
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$96Eurowings
Thu
Feb 10
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$96Eurowings
Fri
Feb 11
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$96Eurowings
Sat
Feb 12
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$155Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Feb 13
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$72Eurowings
Mon
Feb 14
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$96Eurowings

Travel Information to Munich from Cologne

distanceDistance282 miles (455 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $96
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€16) • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $96 (€80) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Tuifly or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 282 miles (455 km) by bus, flight or train to Munich from Cologne. 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 $19 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Tuifly or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Munich.

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How to get from Cologne to Munich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Cologne to Munich, 84,83% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Cologne to Munich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

How do I travel from Cologne to Munich?

You can travel to Munich from Cologne 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Munich?

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Munich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $19 (€16) compared to other travel options to Munich:

A bus is generally $77 (€64) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $96 (€80) from Cologne to Munich.

A bus is $2 (€2) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cologne to Munich costing on average $21 (€18).

What is the quickest way to get from Cologne to Munich?

The fastest way to get to Munich from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Munich can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 55 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 23 min   on average.

How far is Munich from Cologne?

Munich is approximately 282 miles (455 km) away from Cologne.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Munich?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Munich is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Cologne and Munich as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Cologne? Where do I arrive in Munich?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cologne to Munich:

  • Buses from Cologne to Munich most often leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in München, ZOB.
  • Flights from Cologne to Munich most often leave from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Munich Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Köln Hbf and arrive in München Hbf.

Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Munich?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Munich:

  • You can go to Munich from Cologne by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $19 (€16) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Cologne to Munich on Omio.
  • You can travel from Cologne to Munich by flight with Tuifly. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $96 (€80) with Tuifly from Cologne to Munich.
  • You can go to Munich from Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $21 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Munich on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Cologne to Munich?

Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Munich don't make Munich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Munich are Berlin, Prague or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Munich to any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book my Cologne to Munich one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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:

  • Bus tickets are costing $19 (€16) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $96 (€80) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $21 (€18) one way on average.

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.