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Tue
Aug 3
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$25BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
Aug 4
$60Deutsche Bahn
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$344Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Aug 5
$31FlixTrain
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$344Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Aug 6
$54FlixTrain
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$226Eurowings
Sat
Aug 7
$55Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$344Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Aug 8
$55Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$405Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Aug 9
$28FlixTrain
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$269Lufthansa
Tue
Aug 10
$35Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$226Eurowings
Wed
Aug 11
$30Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$189Eurowings
Thu
Aug 12
$25FlixTrain
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$269Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Aug 13
$31FlixTrain
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Aug 14
$35Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$262Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Aug 15
$55Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$151Tuifly
Mon
Aug 16
$30Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$189Eurowings
Tue
Aug 17
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$101Eurowings
Wed
Aug 18
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$88Eurowings
Thu
Aug 19
$25FlixTrain
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Aug 20
$39Deutsche Bahn with connection
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Aug 21
$38Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Lufthansa
Sun
Aug 22
$40Deutsche Bahn
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Lufthansa
Mon
Aug 23
$23FlixTrain
$20Flixbus
$101Eurowings

Travel Information from Munich to Cologne

distanceDistance282 miles (455 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $100
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 7 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $100 (€80) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 282 miles (455 km) by bus, flight or train between Munich and 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 $20 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, 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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FAQs
How do I get from Munich to Cologne?

There are 3 ways to travel from Munich to Cologne including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the distance from Munich to Cologne?

The distance from Munich to Cologne is approximately 282 miles (455 km).

When traveling between Munich and Cologne, what are the departure and arrival points in Munich and Cologne?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from München, ZOB and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Flights mostly leave from Munich Airport and tend to arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from München Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Who can get me from Munich to Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Munich to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Cologne by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Munich to Cologne for $20 (€16) on Omio.
  • Eurowings can get you to Cologne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Munich to Cologne for $100 (€80) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn 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 $30 (€24).
Can I travel directly to Cologne from Munich?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Eurowings.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cologne from Munich.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Munich to Cologne?
Many of our customers traveling from Munich to Cologne don't make Cologne their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Cologne are Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Cologne to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Munich to Cologne one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Munich to Cologne, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $20 (€16) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $100 (€80) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $30 (€24) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Munich to Cologne online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $20 (€16) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

Taking a bus is about $80 (€64) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $100 (€80) for this journey.

A bus is $10 (€8) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Munich to Cologne costing on average $30 (€24).

What is the fastest way from Munich to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel between Munich and Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Cologne by train can take on average 7 h 4 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
Cologne
München ZOB Hackerbrücke
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München Hbf
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, U8<br>Bus lines 58<br>Tram lines 16, 17, 20, 21, 22
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
München Ost
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