Munich to Cologne train

Wed, 29 May
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Cheap train tickets from Munich to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
09:035h39
Munich Hbf
14:42Cologne Hbf
£861One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:285h37
Munich Hbf
14:05Cologne Hbf
£1031One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:034h30
Munich Hbf
13:33Cologne Hbf
£1071One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:474h28
Munich Hbf
13:15Cologne Messe/Deutz
£1071One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:284h20
Munich Hbf
12:48Cologne Messe/Deutz
£1251One-way
0 changes

Train timetableMunich to Cologne

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 29 May
Deutsche Bahn
08:284h20
Munich Hbf
12:48Cologne Messe/Deutz
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:285h37
Munich Hbf
14:05Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:464h18
Munich Hbf
13:04Cologne Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:474h28
Munich Hbf
13:15Cologne Messe/Deutz
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:034h30
Munich Hbf
13:33Cologne Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:035h39
Munich Hbf
14:42Cologne Hbf
1 change

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Train times from Munich to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 29 May

Fastest Journey

4 h 18 m

Average

4 h 48 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

456 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Munich for Cologne every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:464h18
Munich Hbf
13:04Cologne Hbf
£1251One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:284h20
Munich Hbf
12:48Cologne Messe/Deutz
£1251One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:474h28
Munich Hbf
13:15Cologne Messe/Deutz
£1071One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:034h30
Munich Hbf
13:33Cologne Hbf
£1071One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:285h37
Munich Hbf
14:05Cologne Hbf
£1031One-way
1 change

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Munich to Cologne

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IconHeaters were on
This trip was in 2nd class. It was very cold outside, but inside it was very warm because the heaters were on. The food was very tasty. There were also vegan dishes. The train looked very nice from the outside and also from the inside. The staff were very nice and friendly. There was plenty of room for luggage. The whole thing gets 5 out of 5 stars, I recommend it. In addition, my train arrived on time.
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That was my outward journey, and I really enjoyed it. There was nothing that struck me as negative. I had many train changes and they all arrived on time. The staff were very humorous and nice. You could borrow earplugs and books, which I thought was great. There was also a lot of attention paid to hygiene, for example disinfectants. My croissant tasted very good and my coffee was of the highest quality and relatively cheap. My view from the train was very nice. You can already imagine that I can only pass on the ride. Great ride, deserved 5 stars.
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IconVery beautiful view
That was a 2nd class journey. It was relatively cheap. I didn't notice anything negative, which is why I recommend it and rate it 5 stars. I liked the wonderful view from the window. The staff had a great sense of humour and were also funny. The food was cheap, delicious and still healthy. There was also disinfectant and co. The train arrived right on time. The wifi had full bars and a digital table always showed where I was.
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The journey in the ICE was very pleasant and comfortable, although the price is high compared to other means of transport. The interior of the train was clean and modern and there was enough space for luggage. The train was on time and the journey went smoothly. The scenery along the route was beautiful and there was plenty of opportunity to enjoy the views. The service on board was friendly and helpful. Overall it was a great experience, although the price is a criticism, and I would still travel by ICE again if I need the extra comfort and reliable travel.
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Iconsomewhat expensive
At the beginning, I would like to mention the only thing that was negative, and that was the price. The journey in 2nd class cost me €50.90. It's not that expensive, but it is a bit expensive. However, there were many more good things and the best thing, in my opinion, was that it was very comfortable, as the seats were cosy, the temperature was pleasant and very special was that it was very clean. The view was also very nice out of the window and the atmosphere was super cool. My favourite rating for the ride would be 4.6 stars and I can definitely recommend it.
Pro
IconLounger seat
I travelled in 2nd class and was travelling with one person. The great thing was that it was very cosy on the train and the reclining seat was particularly cosy and I was provided with this in 2nd class. In general it was very comfortable. The toilets had a pleasant smell. The train arrived on time and there was no emergency change. The staff were very nice and did a good job. It gets 5 out of 5 stars as my ticket was also cheap. Greetings go out to the nice driver who had chatted to us before the journey and came across as very personable.
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It was a long journey, but it didn't feel long because the staff kept you very entertained and it was very quiet on the train. The first thing I want to mention is the work of the service. It was great! Then we come to a negative point, and that is the price, it was unfortunately a bit expensive, but it was definitely worth it as the toilets smelled very good and I felt comfortable when I used them. Then I want to mention that I had a super view from the window. I can definitely recommend it. Finally, I wanted to say that Cologne is a very beautiful city.
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IconBoard bistro
We took a short trip to Munich and travelled there and back with the DB. The train on the return journey was extremely punctual, which I didn't expect at all. In addition, the toilet was clean this time too. A big plus. The only thing that really bothered me was that the Board Bistro was sold almost empty. So I didn't have the opportunity to eat something hot. A great pity. The journey was pleasant. The staff were very friendly. Unfortunately, as always with DB, the ticket was very expensive. But it was environmentally friendly.
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IconFast ride
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IconTrain delay
The journey was very fast, the train was warm and the tickets were unbeatable cheap. The atmosphere was very pleasant. My wifi was very good. The journey was in first class, with a very comfortable seat. I have an absolutely positive experience with this train journey. I can recommend it to others, as it was also very cheap. Also, greetings go out to the friendly driver.
Pro
IconPunctuality, nice staff
Cons
IconI did not like the food
My journey in second class was great. The train was there five minutes faster than it should have been. I felt comfortable while using the toilets. The train was also very clean. I can recommend it because it's great value for money. It was a great ride. I can recommend the second class.
Pro
IconQuiet, relaxed journey without much hustle and bustle
IconThere was wifi and a power socket which made it easy for me to work
IconVery nice service
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IconI arrived a little later than expected
IconHigh ticket price
Travelling by train from Munich to Cologne was extremely pleasant for me personally. The relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity to admire the beautiful scenery along the route made the journey a thoroughly positive experience. The absence of any travelling stress allowed me to concentrate fully on the surroundings and enjoy the journey to the full. The fact that there was wifi on the train was definitely a big plus. This allowed me to use my travelling time extremely productively - be it by working on projects, answering emails or simply relaxing and surfing the internet. This convenience added extra value to the train journey. The journey time was acceptable to me and there were no significant delays to disrupt my plans. In addition, the train journey allowed me to relax and arrive fresh at my destination, as opposed to the exhaustion of a long car journey or flight. The comfort and quietness of the train was particularly remarkable. The seats were extremely comfortable and the overall atmosphere contributed to a pleasant travelling experience. To summarise, I can recommend the train journey from Munich to Cologne without reservation - a journey I will gladly take again in the future.
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The train journey took just under 6 hours. Things that speak in favour of buying the ticket are the exceptional punctuality, the excellent hygiene and, of course, the good wifi reception. The seats were very comfortable and cosy. Another advantage is that the train journey is not only more relaxed, but also cheaper than travelling by car. I didn't have to change trains and recommend the train journey.
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The journey was very pleasant, the train was well cleaned and the toilets were clean. The train was equipped with working wifi and power sockets. My seat had a small table where I could place my laptop. The staff were very nice and friendly. I had a beautiful view of the German countryside. I personally think the price-performance ratio is pretty fair
Pro
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Cons
IconUnhygienic
The journey began with a thoroughly positive experience: the train was on time to the minute. Unfortunately, on the train I realised that the benches were not particularly clean or hygienic. However, I have to admit that the wifi and reception were very good. The staff also did an excellent job. Unfortunately, I can only award this connection 4 stars.

Overview: Train from Munich to Cologne

distanceDistance282 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£107 (€120)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or TGV

Trains from Munich to Cologne cover the 282 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 20 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or TGV. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £32, but the average price of train tickets is £107. Travellers depart most frequently from Munich Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

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

Find the best trains to Cologne from Munich 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.

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.


Deutsche Bahn Trains from Munich to Cologne

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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 Munich to Cologne. 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.

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FAQs: Munich to Cologne train

FAQs: Travel by train from Munich 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Munich to Cologne can start from as little as £32 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Munich to Cologne is £107; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Munich to Cologne train time is 4 h 20 min   covering the 282 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Munich to Cologne leaves at 06: 20. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Munich to Cologne leaves at 22: 15.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich to Cologne without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There is 1 direct train from Munich to Cologne each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Cologne. Take the fast train with TGV from Munich to Cologne.
Take the Munich to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or TGV. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Cologne from Munich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 15.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Munich Hbf, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 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 trip to Cologne from Munich is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 4 h 20 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Munich to Cologne is August.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Cologne from Munich including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Munich and Cologne

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Munich Hbf is the most popular Munich 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 Munich for your journey to Cologne.
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+49 8913081055
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Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Munich Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U4, U5, U7
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8
Tram lines: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Bus lines: 68, X98
Train lines: ICE, RJ, NJ, IC, EC, RE, RB
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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.
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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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.
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