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There are 6 ways to get from Cologne to Münster by train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...

$12 - $60

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Cologne to Münster 92.3 miles

$6 - $15

4 alternative options

Train Bahn DE  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Lünen, Horstmar Preußen Bf Re1
  2. Take the train from Preußen to Münster Hauptbahnhof Rb50

$35 - $41

Bus  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln ZOB to Munster Hbf

$35 - $55

Night train  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the night train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic

$35 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Münster 91.9 miles

$19 - $28

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Münster is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 13€ and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Münster is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln ZOB and arriving at Munster Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Münster(Westf)Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Münster is 124 km. The road distance is 147 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Münster without a car is to train which takes 1 h 46 min and costs 10€ - 50€.

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The train from Köln Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf takes 1 h 46 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Cologne to Münster bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Köln ZOB station.

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Cologne to Münster train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Münster is to train which takes 1 h 46 min and costs 10€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Münster.
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  • Distance: 77.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne to Münster hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Cologne to Münster once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 54 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Münster
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Münster, Münster
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Lünen, Horstmar Preußen Bf
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31 - $36
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Preußen to Münster Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln ZOB to Munster Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Cologne to Münster
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Cologne to Münster bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Munster Hbf station.

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Cologne to Münster train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Münster(Westf)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Münster is 147 km. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Cologne to Münster.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Cologne and Münster. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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