Cologne to Munich train

Fri, 31 May
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Munich

Showing times and prices for 31 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cologne to Munich is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
09:175h40
Cologne Hbf
14:57Munich Hbf
£971One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:175h53
Cologne Hbf
14:10Munich Hbf
£1171One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:434h23
Cologne Messe/Deutz
14:06Munich Hbf
£1211One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:554h18
Cologne Hbf
13:13Munich Hbf
£1211One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:114h15
Cologne Messe/Deutz
13:26Munich Hbf
£1211One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCologne to Munich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 31 May
Deutsche Bahn
08:175h53
Cologne Hbf
14:10Munich Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:444h21
Cologne Messe/Deutz
13:05Munich Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:554h18
Cologne Hbf
13:13Munich Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:114h15
Cologne Messe/Deutz
13:26Munich Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:175h40
Cologne Hbf
14:57Munich Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:434h23
Cologne Messe/Deutz
14:06Munich Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Cologne to Munich

Showing times and prices for 31 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 15 m

Average

4 h 48 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

456 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cologne for Munich every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
09:114h15
Cologne Messe/Deutz
13:26Munich Hbf
£1211One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:554h18
Cologne Hbf
13:13Munich Hbf
£1211One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:444h21
Cologne Messe/Deutz
13:05Munich Hbf
£1421One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:434h23
Cologne Messe/Deutz
14:06Munich Hbf
£1211One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:175h40
Cologne Hbf
14:57Munich Hbf
£971One-way
2 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Cologne to Munich

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This was a 1st class journey with 4 people and only cost €183.60, which is incredible and at the wonderful price, I really enjoyed the journey. I was very comfortable and the atmosphere was great. The view from the window was great. The staff were very nice and also tried to make sure all the passengers were comfortable. Cleanliness was a priority, it was very clean so you felt very comfortable on the train. The wifi had full signal, despite many users. There was also power access at the seat. The food was great. I can only really recommend this trip. Great trip, very deserving of the full number of stars.
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I recently had the opportunity to travel by train from Cologne to Munich. Overall, the journey was pleasant and comfortable. The train was on time and offered enough space to sit comfortably and enjoy the scenery. The seats were comfortable and the compartment was clean. Unfortunately, the price for the trip was not particularly cheap. Compared to other train trips I have taken, this was one of the most expensive. Nevertheless, the trip was a good experience overall and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable and reliable way to travel from Cologne to Munich. In terms of food, what was on offer on the train was satisfactory but not outstanding. There was a selection of snacks and drinks, but I would have liked a little more choice. Overall, the train journey from Cologne to Munich was pleasant, but the price was not great. Nevertheless, I would do it again and recommend it to others looking for a comfortable and reliable travel option.
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The journey in 1st class was a good experience as everything seemed positive to me. The food looked very tasty, was also very tasty. There were many choices of dishes, some of them healthy and they were cheap. You could get very comfortable as there was a lot of space. There were also lockers where you could lock up valuables. That was a great result, which was very good value. In addition, my train also arrived on time. It is highly recommended, so I recommend the trip.
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I travelled in 1st class with 3 people. I liked that there were cabins where you could change. The toilets were also very clean. I particularly liked the food and my dessert too, I had a chocolate pudding for dessert. The wifi was very good. In addition, the staff was very nice and the train also arrived on time. The trip met all my expectations, which is why I recommend it.
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The train journey in the ICE was very pleasant and comfortable, but unfortunately not very cheap. The train was on time and the seats were comfortable, but the price of the journey was high compared to other transport options. Nevertheless, travelling by ICE is a fast and efficient way to get from Cologne to Munich. The service on board was friendly and helpful. All in all, it was a great trip, but I would probably consider other options for future trips to save money.
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That was a journey in 1st class. I travelled with 3 additional people, so the journey was actually relatively cheap, but it was definitely worth it. The staff were very polite and could speak several languages. I also really liked the service and I especially liked my food. There was a lot of choice when it came to food. Some of the dishes were foreign. The toilets were easy to find. Attention was also paid to hygiene, for example disinfectants. The wifi was also good. I would definitely repeat the trip and can therefore recommend it.
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The journey was in 1st class and I travelled with 3 additional people. For a 1st class journey and 4 people, it was actually relatively cheap, at only 173.78€. The food was cheap and very tasty for the price. There was ear protection, which you could borrow if it got too noisy. The train was very clean, there was no rubbish on the floor and especially the toilets were very clean. We had made ourselves very comfortable. The internet had full bars and worked perfectly. There were also charging stations for mobile phones, laptops etc. Catering was also provided, for example a plaster. In general, the train journey was very pleasant and the atmosphere was also there as the staff were very chilled out and also very nice. I had a very positive experience with the trip, which I can gladly pass on.
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It was a pleasant and atmospheric journey to Munich. I had a window on my reclining seat and the heating was on. My wifi was really great I had no internet at all, or download problems Point in the train it was quiet, but unfortunately my train ticket was a bit more expensive, but I think it was worth it. I can recommend it lovingly point I liked using the toilets because it smelled good in the toilets. The staff were friendly.
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It was a great ride to Munich. The heating was on and I had a window at the seat. I had great wifi and power. It was quiet on the train, but unfortunately my train ticket was a bit expensive, but I think it was worth it. I can lovingly recommend it. I felt comfortable when I used the toilets.
Pro
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IconTechnical faults as far as wifi is concerned
The train was five minutes on time. The food tasted great, I had ordered a butter sandwich, which tasted very good. My camomile tea was also very tasty. Unfortunately, there was a technical glitch regarding wifi, but that wasn't a problem because it was so great and we got shared mobile hotspot. I can recommend it to others - it was a great trip. I travelled for four and a half hours and didn't have to change trains.
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I wanted to visit my son in Munich just in time for the New Year. I managed to get a cheap ticket to Munich from Deutsche Bahn. Unfortunately, the misery started when the first train was cancelled and the second one was significantly late. The hygienic conditions on the train were subterranean. It stank terribly of faeces and the toilets were unusable. The only positive thing to mention is the good connection, that I didn't have to change trains and that the journey went quite quickly when the train finally arrived. But that's typical for Deutsche Bahn.
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The return journey was very comfortable, just like the outward journey. There was a good reception and the train was on time. One negative aspect, however, was that in contrast to the outward journey, there was no outstanding hygiene and cleanliness. Nevertheless, I can also recommend this connection. The staff made a great effort and helped wherever they could. The ticket price was also very fair and I recommend the journey.
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The train from Cologne to Munich is a long distance, which can be travelled in a short time by ICE. There was a power socket and a restaurant, and there was also service staff to look after the passengers. Unfortunately, the seats were uncomfortable.
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The train connection from Cologne to Munich is a good thing. The train connection is quick and easy to use. There are few intermediate stops and therefore a quick journey is guaranteed. The train was also on time and the staff were very friendly. The price was also very reasonable for the route. The only regrets were that the toilets were not clean and that many things were not available in the on-board restaurant.
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A pleasant journey with a good view. Personally, I can only recommend travelling by train in general, the stress you save and the view you get. The train journey wasn't too long, but it wasn't short either. The train was clean and tidy. The wifi and power sockets worked and I had a table where I could put my laptop to watch a film. I think the price-performance ratio was good.
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About my journey from Cologne to Munich. I was very pleased with the ICE. First of all, the punctuality was very commendable, as I reached my destination without a minute's delay. In addition, the train was extremely well maintained, modern and very well equipped. The cleanliness and comfort were outstanding. The service was also good, as I was served coffee at my seat, something I have never experienced before.

Overview: Train from Cologne to Munich

distanceDistance282 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£105 (€117)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or TGV

Trains from Cologne to Munich cover the 282 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 15 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or TGV. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £105, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £32. Travellers depart most frequently from Cologne Hbf and arrive in Munich Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and TGV trains Cologne to Munich

Find the best trains to Munich from Cologne with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and TGV from £18. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

FlixTrain is a German train company which is part of FlixMobility, the company who own FlixBus. Since 2018, FlixMobility has also offered the option of train travel to some of the largest German cities like Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin including trains from Cologne to Munich. FlixTrain has high speed comfortable trains with a guaranteed seat, foot space, reading lamp and a luggage rack to store your belongings as well as sockets on most trains and free Wi-Fi for all passengers. The most popualr routes in Germany for FlixTrain are from Berlin to Hamburg, Frankfurt to Stuttgart and Cologne to Hamburg. They also offer trains on the Sotckholm to Gothenburg route in Sweden.

Trains from Cologne to Munich

With up to four departures an hour from the early hours of the morning until late evening, making the journey from Cologne to Munich by train is easy. There are around 25 direct departures a day with journey times of between 4 and 5 hours. Connecting trains can take up to eight hours with some evening departures arriving in Munich the following morning. Trains leave from Cologne Hbf and arrive at Munich Hbf.

Which train companies travel from Cologne to Munich?

Trains from Cologne to Munich are operated by Deutsch Bahn (DB) the German national rail provider and one of the largest passenger carriers in the world. Onboard facilities on long-distance DB trains include power outlets, wifi, buffet cars and luggage storage space.

How long is the train from Cologne to Munich?

Direct trains between the German cities of Cologne and Munich take between four and five hours. Connecting services can take up to eight hours depending on the route taken and waiting times at transfer stations. These connecting stations include Mannheim, Frankfurt, Nuremberg and Mainz. Departures start in the early hours of the morning and continue until late at night.

How many trains are there from Cologne to Munich?

From the early hours of the morning until late at night, there are up to four departures a day of trains to Munich from Cologne. Around 25 of these departures are on direct routes. On Saturdays and Sundays, the first train departs later in the morning.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Cologne to Munich?

Departure station:All trains depart from Cologne Hbf which is within easy walking distance of the city's main cultural and historic attractions. The station is linked to the city by local buses and S-Bahn trains. Facilities at Cologne Hbf include a taxi rank, car parking, left luggage lockers, food shops, cafes and restaurants.

Arrival station:Trains to Munich from Cologne arrive at Munich Hbf which is conveniently located for the city centre. Transport links at the station include taxis and local buses as well as U-Bahn and S-Bahn train services. Among the station's facilities are car parking, wifi, luggage storage, cafes and restaurants.


Deutsche Bahn Trains from Cologne to Munich

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Deutsche Bahn is Germany's leading train company, running 40,000 train journeys every day. Deutsche Bahn has a wide range of tickets, offers and discount cards such as the BahnCard. Check if you can use it on the Deutsche Bahn trains from Cologne to Munich. For more information on ticket cancellation, please visit our customer service centre.

Deutsche Bahn has different types of trains such as ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regional Rail) based on travel time and comfort. Toilets are available on all trains and some of them have an onboard restaurant or access to Wi-Fi.

At Omio, you can easily check the train schedule from Cologne to Munich and book cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets.


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FAQs: Cologne to Munich train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cologne to Munich 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 Cologne to Munich.
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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Munich can start from as little as £32 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cologne to Munich is £105; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cologne to Munich is 4 h 15 min   to travel the 282 mile long journey, with around there are 7 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cologne to Munich leaves at 06: 15. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cologne to Munich leaves at 22: 56.
Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day from Cologne to Munich with Deutsche Bahn. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Munich. Take the fast train with TGV from Cologne to Munich.
For the best Cologne to Munich train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or TGV. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Munich from Cologne to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 56.

When departing from Cologne, you have various train station options to start your route from including Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen. When arriving in Munich, you can end your route in train stations like Munich Hbf, Munich Airport Terminal station and Munich Ost.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cologne Hbf, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Munich Hbf, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Munich from Cologne is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 15 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Cologne to Munich by train is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Munich from Cologne including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cologne and Munich

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Cologne Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Munich.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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+49 2211411055
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Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Cologne Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Cologne Messe/DeutzWifiLockersParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne/Bonn FlughafenShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne SüdShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-EhrenfeldATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-Müngersdorf TechnologieparkATMAccessibility
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Cologne MülheimShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Cologne HansaringATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-BuchforstParkingATMAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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Cologne WestATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
ATMATM
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Cologne TrimbornstrATMAccessibility
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ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Cologne-NippesParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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Cologne Geldernstr. /ParkgürtelATMTaxisAccessibility
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ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
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