There are 12 ways to get from Cologne to Munich by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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

$24 - $45

10 alternative options

Train via München Ost  •  4 h 37 min

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

$122 - $174

Bus, train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...

$70 - $107

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 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne Hbf to München ZOB

$55 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Munich 359 miles

$75 - $110

Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Munich (MUC) CGN - MUC

$75 - $241

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  3 h 41 min

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

$66 - $196

Train to Dortmund, fly  •  4 h 34 min

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

$87 - $270

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC

$123 - $279

Train to Muenster, fly  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Greven
  2. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Munich (MUC) FMO - MUC

$148 - $369

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Munich is to fly which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Munich is 456 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 bus departing from Cologne Hbf and arriving at München ZOB. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 33 min.

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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 Munich, 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 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 Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Flights from Muenster to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Muenster to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
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 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
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
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 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
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 Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Greven
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Greven Bf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Cologne to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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
$24 - $45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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