Cologne to Munich

Cologne to Munich

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From Cologne Airport to Munich by flight

CGN Cologne Airport
1h 5m flight #LH1977 with Lufthansa in Economy
MUC Munich Airport
125 per adult

From Cologne Airport to Munich by flight and flight

CGN Cologne Airport
6h 50m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in PMI (2h 25m)
MUC Munich Airport
330 per adult

Cologne to Munich Schedule

Cologne to Munich Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lufthansa Economy #LH197713:30 - 14:35€ 125.46

Transportation from Cologne to Munich

How to get from Cologne to Munich

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you EUR 736.30 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere EUR 171.78.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 13 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 12h 50m 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 171.78 if you opt for a Ryanair flight and as expensive as EUR 736.30 if you buy a Deutsche Bahn Train 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 06:20 Munich Airport until 21:15 Munich Airport
  • 1 from Cologne to Munich starting from 08:40 Munich Central Bus Station until 10:15 Munich Central Bus Station
  • 1 from Cologne to Munich starting from 02:08 Munich Central until 14:54 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 171.79.

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

Eurowings, Lufthansa, Ryanair


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



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 remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus