Cologne to Munich

Cologne to Munich

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Transportation from Cologne to Munich

How to get from Cologne to Munich

Travelling between Cologne and Munich is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you EUR 338.64 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+train which will set you back mere EUR 10.00.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Munich?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 hours to travel between Cologne and Munich depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Cologne and Munich. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 14h 25m to reach Munich.

How much does it cost to get from Cologne to Munich?

Travelling between Cologne and Munich can be as cheap as EUR 10.00 if you opt for a Flixtrain bus+train and as expensive as EUR 338.64 if you buy a Lufthansa flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Cologne and Munich ?

  • 1 from Cologne to Munich starting from 06:15 Cologne Airport until 19:45 Cologne Airport
  • 0 from Cologne to Munich starting from 07:15 Cologne Airport until 23:35 Cologne Airport
  • 0 by Bus+Train from Cologne to Munich starting from 12:53 Cologne Messe Deutz until 12:53 Cologne Messe Deutz
  • 0 from Cologne to Munich starting from 03:19 Munich Central until 22:30 Munich Central

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Cologne to Munich.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Cologne to Munich, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as EUR 114.00.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Cologne and Munich

EasyJet, Eurowings, Lufthansa


Travelling from Cologne to Munich overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Cologne and Munich

Blablabus, FlixBus


Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Cologne to Munich?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus+Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% chosen Bus+Train