Munich to Cologne

Munich to Cologne

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13:00
MUC Munich Airport
23h 15m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in SAW (17h 15m)
12:15
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CGN Cologne Airport
165 per adult
18:00
MUC Munich Airport
17h 10m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in PMI (12h 35m)
11:10
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CGN Cologne Airport
124 per adult

Transportation from Munich to Cologne

How to get from Munich to Cologne

Travelling between Munich and Cologne 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 923.48 if you go by Train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere EUR 26.00.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 25 hours to travel between Munich and Cologne depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Munich and Cologne. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 55m to reach Cologne.

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

Travelling between Munich and Cologne can be as cheap as EUR 26.00 if you opt for a FlixBus bus and as expensive as EUR 923.48 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 Munich and Cologne ?

  • 1 from Munich to Cologne starting from 08:55 Cologne Airport until 21:40 Cologne Airport
  • 1 from Munich to Cologne starting from 03:50 Cologne Airport until 11:00 Cologne Airport
  • 1 from Munich to Cologne starting from 00:01 Cologne Hbf until 21:49 Cologne Hbf

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

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

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Munich to Cologne, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as EUR 123.00.

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 Munich and Cologne

Eurowings, Lufthansa, SunExpress, Turkish Airlines, Vueling

Bus

Travelling from Munich to Cologne 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 Munich and Cologne

FlixBus

Train

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 Munich to Cologne?

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