There are 11 ways to get from Cologne to Bavaria by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice

$110 - $170

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Munich 358.8 miles

$25 - $45

9 alternative options

Train via München Ost  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf Ice

$133 - $188

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Munich, Munich central bus station N28 / ...

$42 - $73

Bus Eurolines DE  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to München ZOB

$60 - $112

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Munich 359 miles

$75 - $110

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich, subway  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Munich (MUC) CGN - MUC
  2. Take the subway from München Hauptbahnhof to München Richard-Strauss-Straße

$76 - $244

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Nuremberg  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Nuremberg (NUE) DUS - NUE

$41 - $235

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Munich, subway  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Munich (MUC) DUS - MUC
  3. Take the subway from München Hauptbahnhof to München Richard-Strauss-Straße

$68 - $208

Train to Dortmund, fly to Munich  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Munich (MUC) DTM - MUC

$89 - $273

Fly Dusseldorf to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf

$104 - $322

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Bavaria is to rideshare which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Bavaria is to train and fly which costs 30€ - 200€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Bavaria is 388 km. The road distance is 574.4 km.

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The train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf takes 4 h 32 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at München Hbf. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Bavaria, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Munich every 2 hours. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 4 h 32 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne to Munich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Dortmund to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Dortmund to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Hauptbahnhof to München Richard-Strauss-Straße
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Holzwickede Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Cologne Hbf to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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