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Duration 4h 38m
Distance 574.1 km
Average price 90€
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cologne and Bavaria takes 4h 38m and the fastest train takes 4h 30m. There is a train service every few hours from Cologne to Bavaria. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Munich
4h 31m
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54€ - 136€

Cologne to Bavaria train times

Trains run hourly between Cologne and Munich. The earliest departure is at 05:20 in the morning, and the last departure from Cologne is at 19:30 which arrives into Munich at 00:18. All services require a transfer at MUENCHEN HBF and take an average of 4h 38m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Cologne to Bavaria? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Koeln Hbf and arriving at Muenchen Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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The distance between Cologne and Bavaria is 388 km. The road distance is 574.1 km.

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Cologne to Bavaria train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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Cologne to Bavaria train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Cologne and Bavaria?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Muenchen Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 95€ - 140€ and the journey takes 4h 27m. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity also services this route twice a week.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Nightjet
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Dutch Railways (NS)
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 120€

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Night train from Koeln Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
85€ - 120€

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