How to travel from Munich to Cologne

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from Munich to Cologne

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

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bus

The best way to travel from Munich to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
08:15AM8h20
Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
04:35PMKöln, Flughafen
$401One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
08:15AM8h20
Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
04:35PMKöln, Flughafen
$401One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Smartwings
08:40PM1h10
Munich Airport (MUC)
09:50PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$2201One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:28AM5h37
Munich Hbf
02:05PMCologne Hbf
$1401One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:28AM4h20
Munich Hbf
12:48PMCologne Messe/Deutz
$1791One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:47AM4h28
Munich Hbf
01:15PMCologne Messe/Deutz
$1791One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
12:45PM9h25
Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
10:10PMKöln, Flughafen
$401One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
10:45AM9h35
Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
08:20PMKöln, Flughafen
$471One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
02:00AM8h15
Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
10:15AMKöln, Flughafen
$401One-way
0 transfers
Eurowings
12:20PM7h40
Munich Airport (MUC)
08:00PMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$2201One-way
1 transfer
Smartwings
08:45AM1h10
Munich Airport (MUC)
09:55AMCologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
$3241One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Cologne from Munich

distanceDistance282 miles (455 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$42 - $17
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 6 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $93 (€80) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 282 miles (455 km) by train, bus or flight from Munich to Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Munich to Cologne.

How to get from Munich to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Munich to Cologne, 84,26% 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 Munich to Cologne 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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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Munich to Cologne

You can travel by travel from Munich to Cologne with FlixBus, Deutsche Bahn and TGV. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

TGV is a high-speed train company based in France with trains between Munich and Cologne. It operates a fleet of modern, high-speed trains that can reach speeds of up to 320 km/h. The TGV offers a variety of train types, including the TGV Duplex, TGV Lyria, TGV InOui, and TGV OuiGo. Each train type offers different amenities, such as Wi-Fi, power outlets, and comfortable seating. The TGV also offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Flexi, and Prem's. Onboard facilities include a bar, restaurant, and luggage storage. The most popular routes for TGV are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

      Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel to Cologne from Munich.

        FAQs: Travel from Munich to Cologne

        FAQs: Travel 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

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

        The cheapest way to travel from Munich to Cologne is a bus with an average price of $17 (€15).

        This is compared to other travel options from Munich to Cologne:

        A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Munich to Cologne.

        A bus is $75 (€65) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Munich to Cologne costing on average $93 (€80).

        A bus is $24 (€21) less than a train with an average ticket price of $42 (€36) from Munich to Cologne.

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

        There are alternative travel options to Cologne that take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 6 h 55 min of travel time.

        Taking a train requires on average 4 h 20 min of travel time.

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

        The average frequency per day from Munich to Cologne is:

        • 1 train per day.

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

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

        • Most travelers board their bus from Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB) and arrive in Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).
        • Most travelers catch their flight from Munich Airport and arrive in Cologne Bonn Airport.
        • Most travelers catch their train from Munich Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Munich to Cologne:

        • FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus, Globtour Medjugorjie or Infobus can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Munich to Cologne for $17 (€15) on Omio.
        • Eurowings, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Lufthansa, TUIfly, Air Dolomiti, Eurowings Europe, Smartwings or CityJet can take you to Cologne by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Munich to Cologne for $93 (€80).
        • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or TGV for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Munich to Cologne tickets on Omio for $42 (€36).

        Yes, there are direct routes from Munich to Cologne with the following travel companies:

        • You can find 1 direct train per day to take to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn.

        Direct services to Cologne 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 route.

        Omio customers who travel from Munich to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels or Frankfurt am Main. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
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