Cheap train tickets from Munich to Cologne

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How much are train tickets from Munich to Cologne?

Lowest Price£17.16
Fastest4h 19m
Daily Schedules208
train companies5
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Munich to Cologne?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Munich to Cologne is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Munich to Cologne was £22.31. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £79.59 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train trip from Munich to Cologne? What is the distance between Munich to Cologne?

The distance between Munich to Cologne is 283.67 miles or 456.41 km. A train trip from Munich to Cologne typically takes 5 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by DB Intercity-Express. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 4 hours and 19 minutes to get from Munich to Cologne.

Going from Munich to Cologne by train takes over 5 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Saturday trains from Munich to Cologne are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Deutsche Bahn has the greatest number of connections between Munich to Cologne

Typically there are 208 schedules to compare for your trip to Cologne. On the route to Cologne 5 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Deutsche Bahn offers the most scheduled departures between Munich to Cologne, usually offering 175 trips per day. 22 train trips per day are direct connections to Cologne, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Munich to Cologne, which start at £12.91.

Here are the 5 train companies that operate from Munich to Cologne

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Munich to Cologne start from £17.16, and on average cost £89.56. Daily there are 175 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn in Munich leaves from München-Karlsfeld and 27 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Munich to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 6 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 19 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 122 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £73.97 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
6h 5m
Avg. Price
£89.56

DB Eurocity

DB Eurocity train tickets from Munich to Cologne start from £22.31, and on average cost £60.74. Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Cologne. DB Eurocity in Munich leaves from München Train Station, And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Munich to Cologne train travel on DB Eurocity takes 5 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 19 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Cologne on a weekend there is typically one DB Eurocity scheduled trip per day, which will cost £73.20 for a one-way weekend reservation from Munich.

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Avg. Time
5h 58m
Avg. Price
£60.74

DB Intercity

DB Intercity train tickets from Munich to Cologne start from £22.31, and on average cost £69.27. Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Cologne. DB Intercity in Munich leaves from München Train Station and one other station. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station,

From Munich to Cologne train travel on DB Intercity takes 5 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 19 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Cologne on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost £79.61 for a one-way weekend reservation from Munich.

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Avg. Time
5h 59m
Avg. Price
£69.27

DB Intercity-Express

DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Munich to Cologne start from £17.16, and on average cost £93.37. Daily there are 47 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Cologne. DB Intercity-Express in Munich leaves from München Train Station and 10 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Munich to Cologne train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 5 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 19 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 34 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £94.97 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
5h 4m
Avg. Price
£93.37

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Cologne start from £22.38, and on average cost £105.22. Daily there are 12 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from Solln Station and 9 other stations. And in Cologne trains arrive at Central Station and one other train station.

From Munich to Cologne train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Cologne faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 19 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £69.60 for a one-way train ticket to Cologne.

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Avg. Time
5h 53m
Avg. Price
£105.22
There are 15 different stations that serve train trips to Cologne that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Munich are:
  • München Train Station
  • München-Karlsfeld
  • München-Aubing
  • München-Lochhausen
  • München-Freiham
  • München-Allach
  • München-Langwied
  • München-Westkreuz
  • München-Untermenzing
  • München-Obermenzing
  • Solln Station
  • München Leienfelsstr.
  • München-fasanerie
  • München-Moosach
  • München-Feldmoching
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Cologne. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving stations in Cologne:
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12