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from Munich to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Munich to Cologne on Dec 1 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:24AMMunich Hbf4h41 08:05AMCologne Hbf
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$211One-way
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03:24AMMunich Hbf4h41 08:05AMCologne Hbf
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$211One-way
Other options
10:28AMMunich Hbf4h37 03:05PMCologne Hbf
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$331One-way
04:27PMMunich Hbf4h38 09:05PMCologne Hbf
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$331One-way
07:47AMMunich Hbf4h38 12:25PMCologne Messe/Deutz
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$331One-way

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Tue
Nov 30
$62Deutsche Bahn
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$179Eurowings
Wed
Dec 1
$21Deutsche Bahn
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$215Eurowings
Thu
Dec 2
$21Deutsche Bahn
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$197Eurowings
Fri
Dec 3
$21Deutsche Bahn
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$108Tuifly
Sat
Dec 4
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$213Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Dec 5
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Eurowings
Mon
Dec 6
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$96Eurowings
Tue
Dec 7
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$108Eurowings
Wed
Dec 8
Find prices
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$120Eurowings
Thu
Dec 9
Find prices
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Eurowings
Fri
Dec 10
$21Deutsche Bahn
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$96Tuifly
Sat
Dec 11
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$155Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Dec 12
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$108Eurowings
Mon
Dec 13
$12FlixTrain
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$96Tuifly
Tue
Dec 14
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$84Eurowings
Wed
Dec 15
$21Deutsche Bahn
$19BlaBlaCar Bus
$90Eurowings
Thu
Dec 16
$12FlixTrain
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$90Eurowings
Fri
Dec 17
$24FlixTrain
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$84Tuifly
Sat
Dec 18
$12FlixTrain
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$154Lufthansa
Sun
Dec 19
$24FlixTrain
$28BlaBlaCar Bus
$72Eurowings
Mon
Dec 20
Find prices
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$72Tuifly

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 flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Munich to Cologne the cheapest way?

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

A bus is generally $53 (€44) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $72 (€60) from Munich to Cologne.

A bus is generally $2 (€2) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $21 (€18) from Munich to Cologne.

What is the fastest way from Munich to Cologne?

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

Other travel options to Cologne can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 15 min.

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

How far is Cologne from Munich?

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

How many services a day are there between Munich and Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Munich to Cologne is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Munich and in Cologne?

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

  • Flights from Munich to Cologne most often leave from Munich Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Buses from Munich to Cologne most often leave from München, ZOB and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Trains from Munich to Cologne most often leave from München Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Munich to Cologne?

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

  • You can travel between Munich and Cologne by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $72 (€60) with Eurowings from Munich to Cologne.
  • You can take a bus from Munich to Cologne with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $19 (€16) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Munich to Cologne.
  • You can travel from Munich to Cologne by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $21 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Cologne.
Is there a direct service between Munich and Cologne?

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

  • You can book a direct flight with Lufthansa or Lufthansa Cityline.
  • You can travel directly by bus with BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.

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 from Munich to Cologne.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Munich and Cologne ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Munich to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Munich to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Munich to Cologne online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $72 (€60) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $19 (€16) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $21 (€18) one way.

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.