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from Munich to Cologne

You can get from Munich to Cologne by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Munich to Cologne on 26 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:45PMMunich Airport1h10 06:55PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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£711One-way
Cheapest
07:48PMMunich Hbf6h17 02:05AMCologne Hbf
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£581One-way
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09:00AMMunich Airport1h10 10:10AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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£801One-way
06:40PMMunich Airport1h05 07:45PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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£1001One-way
11:10AMMunich Airport1h05 12:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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£1001One-way

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Thu
26 May
£58Deutsche Bahn
£25Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Fri
27 May
£27FlixTrain
£25Flixbus
£62Eurowings
Sat
28 May
£27FlixTrain
£25Flixbus
£179Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
29 May
£40Deutsche Bahn
£25Flixbus
£158Air Dolomiti
Mon
30 May
£34Deutsche Bahn
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£133Eurowings
Tue
31 May
£25Deutsche Bahn
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£137Lufthansa
Wed
1 Jun
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£13Flixbus
£133Eurowings
Thu
2 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£15Flixbus
£106Eurowings
Fri
3 Jun
£32Deutsche Bahn
£25Flixbus
£106Eurowings
Sat
4 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£13Flixbus
£73Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
5 Jun
£27FlixTrain
£13Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Mon
6 Jun
£35FlixTrain
£20Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Tue
7 Jun
£34Deutsche Bahn
£9Flixbus
£80Eurowings
Wed
8 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£9Flixbus
£80Eurowings
Thu
9 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£20Flixbus
£89Eurowings
Fri
10 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£13Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Sat
11 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£9Flixbus
£116Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
12 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£13Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Mon
13 Jun
£9FlixTrain
£9Flixbus
£71Eurowings
Tue
14 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£9Flixbus
£62Eurowings

Travel Information to Cologne from Munich

distanceDistance282 miles (455 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £158
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £16 • 4 h 22 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £158 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 282 miles (455 km) from Munich to Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Munich to Cologne.

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FAQs

What are my Munich to Cologne travel options?

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

What is the cheapest way from Munich to Cologne?

The cheapest way from Munich to Cologne is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £16 compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A train is about £23 less than a coach, which costs on average £39 for this trip.

A train journey is usually £142 less than a journey to Cologne by plane, which costs on average £158 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Cologne from Munich?

The fastest way to get to Cologne from Munich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by coach can take on average 6 h 55 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 22 min   on average.

How far is it from Munich to Cologne?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Munich to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Munich to Cologne is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Munich and Cologne as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Munich to Cologne, where do I depart from Munich and where do I arrive in 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 mostly depart from München Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Who can get me from Munich to Cologne?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Munich to Cologne:

  • You can travel by coach from Munich to Cologne with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Munich to Cologne tickets for £39 on Omio.
  • You can travel to Cologne from Munich by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £158 with Eurowings from Munich to Cologne.
  • You can travel by train from Munich to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Munich to Cologne tickets for £16 on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Cologne from Munich?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Munich to Cologne often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Munich and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I buy tickets to Cologne from Munich online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £39 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £158 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £16 one way.

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.