The cheapest trains from Munich to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Cheapest

£41

Average

£41

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Munich to Cologne will cost around £ 41 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 41.

Cheapest
07:52Munich9h33 17:25Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£411One-way

Timetable Munich to Cologne

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07:52Munich9h33 17:25Köln, Flughafen
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Sat
23 Oct
£33Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£168Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
24 Oct
£39Deutsche Bahn
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£168Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
25 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£168Lufthansa
Tue
26 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£147Lufthansa
Wed
27 Oct
£12Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£177Eurowings
Thu
28 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£119Eurowings
Fri
29 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£80Eurowings
Sat
30 Oct
£24Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£104Lufthansa
Sun
31 Oct
£32Deutsche Bahn
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£104Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
1 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£20BlaBlaCar Bus
£62Lufthansa
Tue
2 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£71Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£106Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£93Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£25Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£80Tuifly
Sat
6 Nov
£18FlixTrain
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£104Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
7 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£104Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
8 Nov
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£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£66Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£66Eurowings
Wed
10 Nov
Find prices
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£66Eurowings
Thu
11 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£14BlaBlaCar Bus
£75Eurowings

The fastest trains from Munich to Cologne

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Fastest Journey

9 h 33 m

Average

9 h 33 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

456 km

It's difficult to get from Munich to Cologne without changing at least once.

Fastest
07:52Munich9h33 17:25Köln, Flughafen
1 changes
£411One-way

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Train Information between Munich and Cologne

distanceDistance282 miles (455 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£30 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Munich to Cologne cover the 282 miles (455 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 41 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £30, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £12. Travellers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.


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.

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


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Travel Tips

Trains from Munich to Cologne
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Munich to Cologne cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Munich to Cologne for as low as £12  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Munich to Cologne on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Munich and Cologne is £30  one way.
What is the distance by train from Munich to Cologne?
The train distance from Munich to Cologne is around 282 miles (455 km).
How long is the train between Munich and Cologne?
On average the Munich to Cologne train time is 4 h 41 min  covering the 282 miles (455 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station in Munich goes to Cologne? Which train station do I come into Cologne from Munich?

Some of the Munich train stations to Cologne you can start your journey from include München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cologne include Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from München Hbf   and arriving in Köln Hbf.

Where is the departure train station in Munich located? Where is the arrival train station in Cologne located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from München Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Cologne.

What train providers go from Munich to Cologne?
Take the Munich to Cologne train with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Munich and Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there from Munich to Cologne a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Munich to Cologne. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Munich to Cologne? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first train from Munich to Cologne leaves at 04: 53   and the last train for this leaves at 23: 01. Omio shows you the latest train from Munich to Cologne timetable to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
When should I purchase Munich Cologne train tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a train from Munich to Cologne to cost on average £30 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Munich to Cologne train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
Cologne
München 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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: ICE, RJ, NJ, IC, EC, RE, RB
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