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from Munich to Cologne

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Sat
19 Jun
£58Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
20 Jun
£55Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£173Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
21 Jun
£16FlixTrain
£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£273Tuifly
Tue
22 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£237Eurowings
Wed
23 Jun
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£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£222Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
24 Jun
£36Deutsche Bahn
£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£195Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
25 Jun
£40Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£109Eurowings
Sat
26 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£129Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
27 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
28 Jun
£16FlixTrain
£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
29 Jun
£22Deutsche Bahn
£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£137Eurowings
Wed
30 Jun
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£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£182Eurowings
Thu
1 Jul
£16FlixTrain
£15BlaBlaCar Bus
£151Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
2 Jul
£22Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
3 Jul
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£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
4 Jul
£16Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Lufthansa
Mon
5 Jul
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£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
6 Jul
£22Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£129Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
7 Jul
£16Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
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Thu
8 Jul
£22Deutsche Bahn
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
9 Jul
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£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£91Eurowings

Travel Tips

Travel from Munich to Cologne
Travel 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
What are my travel options from Munich to Cologne?

There are 3 travel options from Munich to Cologne: coach, flight or train.

How far is it from Munich to Cologne?

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Munich to Cologne?

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

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

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Munich to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Cologne by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Munich to Cologne for £15.
  • Eurowings can get you to Cologne by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Munich to Cologne for £73 on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Munich to Cologne tickets on Omio for £22.
Is there a direct service from Munich to Cologne?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Cologne with Flixbus.
  • You can find a direct flight to Cologne with Eurowings.
  • You'll find direct train services to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Cologne from Munich?
Your journey from Munich to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Munich to Cologne trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!
How early should I book tickets from Munich to Cologne online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Munich to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £15 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £73 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £22 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Munich to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

What is the cheapest way to go to Cologne from Munich?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Munich to Cologne. Tickets for a coach cost on average £15.

This is compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A coach is about £58 less than a flight, which costs on average £73 for this trip.

A coach is generally £7 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £22 from Munich to Cologne.

What is the quickest way from Munich to Cologne?

The quickest way to travel between Munich and Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by coach can take on average 7 h 55 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 4 min  on average.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
Cologne
München ZOB Hackerbrücke
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München Hbf
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, U8<br>Bus lines 58<br>Tram lines 16, 17, 20, 21, 22
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
München Ost
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