Münster to Cologne train

Fri, 21 Jun
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Cheap train tickets from Münster to Cologne

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Cheapest

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

Cheapest
FlixTrain
17:091h47
Münster (Westf) Hbf
18:56Cologne Hbf
£141One-way
0 changes
FlixTrain
11:091h49
Münster (Westf) Hbf
12:58Cologne Hbf
£211One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:432h03
Münster-Mecklenbeck
10:46Cologne Hbf
£331One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:471h59
Münster-Zentrum Nord
10:46Cologne Hbf
£331One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:321h41
Münster (Westf) Hbf
10:13Cologne Hbf
£341One-way
0 changes

Train timetableMünster to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Deutsche Bahn
08:021h47
Münster (Westf) Hbf
09:49Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:092h04
Münster-Zentrum Nord
10:13Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:101h59
Münster (Westf) Hbf
10:09Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:161h57
Münster-Mecklenbeck
10:13Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:321h41
Münster (Westf) Hbf
10:13Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:342h04
Münster (Westf) Hbf
10:38Cologne Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:362h09
Münster (Westf) Hbf
10:45Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:432h03
Münster-Mecklenbeck
10:46Cologne Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:432h07
Münster-Mecklenbeck
10:50Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:472h03
Münster-Zentrum Nord
10:50Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:471h59
Münster-Zentrum Nord
10:46Cologne Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:092h20
Münster-Zentrum Nord
11:29Cologne Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:162h22
Münster-Mecklenbeck
11:38Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:192h19
Münster-Zentrum Nord
11:38Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:432h03
Münster-Mecklenbeck
11:46Cologne Hbf
1 change
FlixTrain
11:091h49
Münster (Westf) Hbf
12:58Cologne Hbf
0 changes
FlixTrain
17:091h47
Münster (Westf) Hbf
18:56Cologne Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Münster to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 41 m

Average

2 h 1 m

Trains per day

17

Distance

124 km

Of the 17 trains that leave Münster for Cologne every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:321h41
Münster (Westf) Hbf
10:13Cologne Hbf
£341One-way
0 changes
FlixTrain
17:091h47
Münster (Westf) Hbf
18:56Cologne Hbf
£141One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:021h47
Münster (Westf) Hbf
09:49Cologne Hbf
£341One-way
0 changes
FlixTrain
11:091h49
Münster (Westf) Hbf
12:58Cologne Hbf
£211One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:161h57
Münster-Mecklenbeck
10:13Cologne Hbf
£371One-way
1 change

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Münster to Cologne

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The train journey from Münster to Cologne was a pleasant experience. The train was on time and clean. The seats were comfortable and I had enough space to relax. The scenery along the way was picturesque, especially when we reached the Rhine. The journey took about 2 hours, which was very short. The only thing that could be improved is the wifi as the connection was occasionally weak.
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I travelled from Münster to Cologne on ICE 1021 in second class. The train was clean, as were the toilets, and there were no obvious technical faults. I had enough seats without a reservation. I had very good wifi the whole way. The staff were very friendly. The price for the route was very good. Unfortunately, the train was late.
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The train journey from Münster to Cologne with ICE 1021 was satisfactory. The train was on time and clean. The seats were comfortable and there was enough space for the legs. Unfortunately, there was little room for luggage. The on-board catering was limited, but sufficient. The staff was friendly and communicative. There was also wifi on board. Overall, this was a recommendable option for travelling from Münster to Cologne, both for business travellers and tourists.
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The journey from Münster to Cologne was on ICE 1021 in second class. I can say absolutely nothing negative about this connection. The train was on time, it was also very well equipped, with power sockets, wifi and comfortable seats. This also made it comfortable. The journey time was less than two hours, which is very short for this distance. It was clean on board, which also applies to the toilets.
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The train journey with ICE 1021 from Münster to Cologne was an average travel option. The train's punctuality and facilities were positive, but improvements could be made in terms of cleanliness, especially in the toilets. The service on board was good and the staff were friendly throughout. The seats were comfortable and the legroom acceptable. Price-wise, the trip was fine.
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The journey from Münster to Cologne was on ICE 1021, in second class. It was a pleasant and fast journey with only a few stops. In total, the journey took less than 2 hours. The service was also good, all the staff were friendly. There was an on-board bistro with coffee and snacks. There was also free wifi. The train was on time for the entire journey. The train was clean, with water for the toilets.
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Cons
IconA little warm in the passenger compartment
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The express train went very quickly from Münster to Cologne Hbf. The train had been a bit full, but had been pleasantly loud. Personally, it was a bit too warm in the train, so the air conditioning could be turned down. The staff were very friendly and greeting. The seats were comfortable, but there were only power sockets and no internet connection throughout the train. The cleanliness was acceptable and the train had been on time throughout the journey.
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I was driving back to Cologne from Münster on business. The air conditioning was on and that was a good thing. With the temperatures outside, it was easy to cool down. The ticket inspector arrived as soon as I sat down. What I can only recommend to everyone is to reserve a seat. The train was already quite full. Even though it wasn't overly crowded, it's quite nice to have a seat with a table. Thanks to the power socket, I was able to charge my laptop on the train and continue working. The toilet was hardly usable as it was really not clean. There were also no paper towels to dry your hands. It seemed very unhygienic to me. Overall, the journey was unfortunately very expensive. In addition, you also pay for the seat reservation. Nevertheless, I prefer to travel by train rather than by car.
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After my stay in Münster, I took the DB ICE to Cologne again. The train arrived in Münster on time, departed on time and also arrived in Cologne on time. The seats had plenty of legroom and enough storage space for bags. The internet on the train was again very good and you could even watch videos. The staff on board were very helpful and very polite at the ticket check. The toilets were very hygienic and the train was overall very clean and modern. All in all, the train journey was very pleasant and I would recommend it to anyone.
Pro
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On the return journey from Münster to Cologne Central Station, the journey went very well for the most part. The train arrived in Münster on time and boarding was smooth. The seats were very comfortable and spacious and had power sockets and enough storage space for my bags. The ICE had surprisingly good internet and the toilets were very clean. The staff on board were very helpful and polite. Unfortunately, there was a delay during the journey due to construction work. As a result, my train was 20 minutes late. Nevertheless, the train journey passed very pleasantly and quickly. All in all, I would still recommend this journey and book a ticket again if I wanted to travel this route.
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It was a very pleasant journey on the ICE from Münster to Cologne. I found the service particularly pleasant, as the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The train was also clean and well-maintained, which also contributed positively to my well-being. There were no delays during the entire journey. The journey took less than two hours. There were some beautiful landscapes to see along the route.
Pro
IconStable wifi and working sockets
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The train journey from Münster to Cologne on 6 November 2021 with the ICE was mostly positive. The equipment offered stable wifi and working sockets. The comfort left nothing to be desired: comfortable seats, pleasant volume and good catering. The service was friendly, reservations were possible and information was provided. The cleanliness was excellent, both in terms of hygiene and the toilets. The journey time was optimal, with no changes and on time. The price-performance ratio was excellent. All in all, a trip worth recommending!
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I am one hundred per cent satisfied with the journey! The train was equipped with functional wifi and functional power sockets. The seats were comfortable and I had enough legroom. The toilets were clean and stocked with all the essentials. The staff were friendly and helpful. I also didn't have to change planes, which was very relaxing. But my favourite thing was the value for money.
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The journey from Münster to Cologne was by ICE and went very quickly. I was in Cologne in less than 2 hours. The train was very well equipped and, in addition to the extremely comfortable seats, also had a bistro on board. However, the prices were a little high. The journey was punctual and without delays. It was clean and tidy on board.
Pro
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Cons
IconPoor wifi
The journey from Münster to Cologne took place at breakneck speed on the ICE. There were no unexpected incidents, so I reached my destination on time. The cleanliness on board deserves high praise. The toilets were also clean. The train also has wifi, but this occasionally failed. When I asked the staff, they always responded in a friendly and polite manner. The air conditioning was in operation and ensured a pleasant room temperature.

Overview: Train from Münster to Cologne

distanceDistance76 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 37 min
priceAverage train ticket price£14 (€16)
frequencyTrain frequency18 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express

Trains from Münster to Cologne cover the 76 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 37 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express. Normally, there are 18 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £14, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Münster (Westf) Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express trains Münster to Cologne

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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the BahnCard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Cologne from Münster. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Münster to Cologne train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 37 min
  • Cheapest Price: £11
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 11 a day

FAQs: Münster to Cologne train

FAQs: Travel by train from Münster 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 Münster to Cologne.
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Cheap train tickets from Münster to Cologne can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Münster to Cologne is £14; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Münster to Cologne train time is 1 h 37 min   covering the 76 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Münster to Cologne leaves at 06: 02. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Münster to Cologne leaves at 22: 34.
Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day from Münster to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn or National Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the best Münster to Cologne train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Cologne from Münster to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 34.

When departing from Münster, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Münster (Westf) Hbf, Münster-Hiltrup station and Münster-Zentrum Nord. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your trip in train stations like Cologne Hbf, Cologne Messe/Deutz and Cologne/Bonn Flughafen.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Münster (Westf) Hbf, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Cologne from Münster is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 37 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Münster to Cologne is June.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Münster and Cologne including taking a train or coach.

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