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Cologne to Munich train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€19.86
Fastest time4h 0m
Trips per day171
train carriers5
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How to book cheap Cologne to Munich train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Cologne to Munich is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Cologne to Munich were €74.77. By booking 12 days out, tickets are on average €48.44 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Cologne to Munich?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Cologne to Munich by train is at 5:00 p.m. on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Munich has the most daily schedules

On average there are 171 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Cologne to Munich, with an average of 121 trips per day and 1,092 monthly trips. 5 train carriers currently travel from Cologne to Munich. Of the 171 trips there are 22 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Cologne to Munich starts at €17.94.

5 carriers offer Cologne to Munich train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Munich from €19.86. There are 121 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Cologne to Munich and you can expect on average to pay €102.29 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Munich. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn departs to Munich from Central Station and 3 other stations. In Munich, Deutsche Bahn arrives at München-Karlsfeld and 8 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Munich takes 5 hours and 46 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Munich in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 127 trips per day and you could expect to pay €94.68 for a weekend getaway trip to Munich.

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Avg. Time
5h 46m
Avg. Price
€102.29

DB Eurocity

Book DB Eurocity from Cologne to Munich from €60.46. There are 1 DB Eurocity schedules from Cologne to Munich and you can expect on average to pay €79.40 for a DB Eurocity ticket to Munich. In Cologne, DB Eurocity departs to Munich from Central Station and no other station. In Munich, DB Eurocity arrives at München Hbf and no other station.

An average trip on DB Eurocity from Cologne to Munich takes 6 hours and 1 minutes, while the fastest available DB Eurocity trip will get you to Munich in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Eurocity offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €72.84 for a weekend getaway trip to Munich.

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Avg. Time
6h 1m
Avg. Price
€79.40

DB Intercity

Book DB Intercity from Cologne to Munich from €46.33. There are 1 DB Intercity schedules from Cologne to Munich and you can expect on average to pay €85.53 for a DB Intercity ticket to Munich. In Cologne, DB Intercity departs to Munich from Central Station and no other station. In Munich, DB Intercity arrives at München Hbf and 2 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity from Cologne to Munich takes 6 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity trip will get you to Munich in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €80.00 for a weekend getaway trip to Munich.

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Avg. Time
6h 53m
Avg. Price
€85.53

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Munich from €19.86. There are 52 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Cologne to Munich and you can expect on average to pay €114.56 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Munich. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express departs to Munich from Central Station and 3 other stations. In Munich, DB Intercity-Express arrives at München Hbf and 5 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Munich takes 4 hours and 59 minutes, while the fastest available DB Intercity-Express trip will get you to Munich in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, DB Intercity-Express offers 43 trips per day and you could expect to pay €104.25 for a weekend getaway trip to Munich.

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Avg. Time
4h 59m
Avg. Price
€114.56

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Book Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Cologne to Munich from €59.80. There are 4 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules from Cologne to Munich and you can expect on average to pay €121.33 for a Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company ticket to Munich. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company departs to Munich from Central Station and 2 other stations. In Munich, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company arrives at München Siemenswerke and 4 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company from Cologne to Munich takes 5 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company trip will get you to Munich in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay €97.13 for a weekend getaway trip to Munich.

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Avg. Time
5h 8m
Avg. Price
€121.33

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 4 stations that have train departures from Cologne. Most train trips to Munich will depart from Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl. 9-10, Köln Messe/Deutz.
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl. 9-10
  • Köln Messe/Deutz
Train trips arrive in Munich at 9 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. München Hbf, München-Karlsfeld, München Hackerbrücke, München-Aubing, München-Freiham, München-Lochhausen, München-Untermenzing, München Siemenswerke, München-Mittersendling are the main train stations in Munich for trips arriving from Cologne.
  • München Hbf
  • München-Karlsfeld
  • München Hackerbrücke
  • München-Aubing
  • München-Freiham
  • München-Lochhausen
  • München-Untermenzing
  • München Siemenswerke
  • München-Mittersendling