Find bus tickets from Munich to Cologne
Munich to Cologne bus - cost & duration
|Shortest duration||9h 30m|
|Trips per day||2|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Munich to Cologne during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How much is a bus ticket from Munich to Cologne?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $40.82 was the low point for bus fares from Munich to Cologne. Buses from Cologne to Munich are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $40.82 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 43 minutes to cover the 284 miles (456 kilometers) from Munich, BY to Cologne, NW. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 30 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Munich?
The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00am. 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 usually only 2 buses per day from Munich to Cologne. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Munich to Cologne; ticket prices start at $56.87.
What bus companies travel from Munich to Cologne?
There is one bus company that operates from Munich to Cologne. FlixBus is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
Book FlixBus from Munich to Cologne from $24. There are 2 trips per day offered by FlixBus from Munich to Cologne and you can expect on average to pay $45 for a FlixBus ticket to Cologne. In Munich, FlixBus departs to Cologne from Central Bus Station, In Cologne, FlixBus arrives at Bonn Airport Terminal 2, An average trip on FlixBus from Munich to Cologne takes 9 hours and 43 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Cologne in 9 hours and 30 minutes, On weekends, FlixBus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $42 for a weekend trip to Cologne.
Where does the bus leave from in Munich?
Most buses depart from the main station in Munich, Bavaria:
- Central Bus Station
Where does the bus arrive in Cologne?
All buses from Munich arrive at one main station in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia:
- Bonn Airport Terminal 2