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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  1 h 49 min

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

$12 - $60

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Münster to Cologne 92.5 miles

$9 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Munster Hbf to Köln ZOB

$35 - $55

Train Bahn DE  •  2 h 59 min

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

$35 - $41

Night train  •  1 h 47 min

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

$40 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Münster to Cologne 92.5 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Münster to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 8€ - 10€ and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Münster to Cologne 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 Munster Hbf and arriving at Köln ZOB. Services depart once daily, and operate Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Münster(Westf)Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Münster and Cologne is 124 km. The road distance is 147.9 km.

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The best way to get from Münster to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs 10€ - 50€.

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The train from Münster(Westf)Hbf to Köln Hbf takes 1 h 49 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Münster to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Munster Hbf station.

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

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The best way to get from Münster to Cologne is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs 10€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Münster to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 77.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Münster to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 1 h 49 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Münster to Cologne once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 53 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 Münster(Westf)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Münster to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster, Münster to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Preußen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
eurobahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lünen, Horstmar Preußen Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31 - $36
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Munster Hbf to Köln ZOB
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Münster to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Münster to Cologne bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Köln ZOB station.

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Münster to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Köln Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Münster to Cologne is 148 km. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Münster to Cologne.

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There are 975+ hotels available in Cologne. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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