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Cologne to Munich train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$67.81
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day222
train carriers3
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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 $118.03. By booking 2 days out, tickets are on average $45.80 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 4:00 PM on Thursday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 8:00 PM on Wednesday 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 222 train trips per day. Deutsche Bahn has the most options for departures from Cologne to Munich, with an average of 195 trips per day and 487 monthly trips. 3 train carriers currently travel from Cologne to Munich. Of the 222 trips there are 23 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from Cologne to Munich starts at $20.45.

3 carriers offer Cologne to Munich train trips

Deutsche Bahn

Book Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Munich from $67.81. There are 195 Deutsche Bahn schedules from Cologne to Munich and you can expect on average to pay $130.75 for a Deutsche Bahn ticket to Munich. In Cologne, Deutsche Bahn departs to Munich from Central Station and 1 other station. In Munich, Deutsche Bahn arrives at München-Karlsfeld and 7 other stations.

An average trip on Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Munich takes 5 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available Deutsche Bahn trip will get you to Munich in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Deutsche Bahn offers 80 trips per day and you could expect to pay $143.19 for a weekend getaway trip to Munich.

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Avg. Time
5h 38m
Avg. Price
$130.75

DB Eurocity

Book DB Eurocity from Cologne to Munich from $85.93. There are 1 DB Eurocity schedules from Cologne to Munich and you can expect on average to pay $101.83 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 5 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available DB Eurocity trip will get you to Munich in 4 hours and 0 minutes,

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Avg. Time
5h 53m
Avg. Price
$101.83

DB Intercity-Express

Book DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Munich from $85.93. There are 33 DB Intercity-Express schedules from Cologne to Munich and you can expect on average to pay $142.61 for a DB Intercity-Express ticket to Munich. In Cologne, DB Intercity-Express departs to Munich from Central Station and 1 other station. In Munich, DB Intercity-Express arrives at München Hbf and 2 other stations.

An average trip on DB Intercity-Express from Cologne to Munich takes 4 hours and 47 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 26 trips per day and you could expect to pay $150.52 for a weekend getaway trip to Munich.

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Avg. Time
4h 47m
Avg. Price
$142.61

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from Cologne. Most train trips to Munich will depart from Central Station, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12.
  • Central Station
  • Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Train trips arrive in Munich at 8 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. München-Karlsfeld, München Hackerbrücke, München Hbf, München-Freiham, München-Aubing, München-Lochhausen, München Flughafen Terminal, München Flughafen Besucherpark are the main train stations in Munich for trips arriving from Cologne.
  • München-Karlsfeld
  • München Hackerbrücke
  • München Hbf
  • München-Freiham
  • München-Aubing
  • München-Lochhausen
  • München Flughafen Terminal
  • München Flughafen Besucherpark