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Munich to Cologne bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$20.50
Shortest Duration7h 55m
Trips per day20
Bus lines1
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Munich-Cologne Bus Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Munich to Cologne?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $23.45 was the low point for bus fares from Munich to Cologne. Buses from Cologne to Munich are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $23.45 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 9 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 284 miles (456 kilometers) from Munich to Cologne. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Cologne. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Munich?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Munich to Cologne, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 20 scheduled buses that travel from Munich to Cologne every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Munich to Cologne; ticket prices start at $19.35.

What bus companies travel from Munich to Cologne?

There is one bus company that operates from Munich to Cologne. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus209h 35m$27.11

Where does the bus leave from in Munich?

Munich, Bavaria has two bus stations with service to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia:

  • Central Bus Station
  • Fröttmaning

Where does the bus arrive in Cologne?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia:

  • Bonn Airport Terminal 2
  • Leverkusen

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