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Cologne to Munich by train

The journey from Cologne to Munich by train is 283.65 mi and takes 4 hr 49 min. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:21 AM and the last at 11:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Munich by train for as little as $38.90 or as much as $133.32. The best price for this journey is $38.90.

Lowest Price$38.90
Journey Duration4 hr 49 min
Connection per Day4
Lowest Price$38.90
Highest Price$133.32
First Departure3:21 AM
Last Departure11:55 PM
Distance283.65 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalMunich
CarriersMittelrheinBahn, DB - InterCity Express (ICE)

Cologne to Munich Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Cologne to Munich?

When you're traveling from Cologne to Munich, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $63.30. You might be able to find prices as low as $38.90, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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When you're traveling from Cologne to Munich, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $63.30. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How much time will it take to go from Cologne to Munich by train?

The distance between Cologne and Munich is approximately 283.65 mi. In general, it will take you about 4 hr 49 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey from Cologne to Munich covers a distance of 283.65 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 4 hr 49 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 4 hr 17 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Cologne to Munich faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

Which stations can I use to travel from Cologne to Munich?

In Cologne, departure stations include . When you arrive in Munich, you may be able to disembark at stations such as . Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many journeys from Cologne to Munich are there every day?

You will be able to travel from Cologne to Munich using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 4 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cologne to Munich using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 3 direct connections from Cologne to Munich each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 1 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Munich. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Munich
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Munich.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Munich, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Munich.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $18.37 to $84.76 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 78% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cologne to Munich

The cheapest Cologne - Munich train tickets can be found for as low as $30.41 if you’re lucky, or $37.73 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $53.82.

Find the best day to travel to Munich by train

When travelling to Munich by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

MittelrheinBahn is a regional train company that operates in the Rhine Valley region of Germany. It is a subsidiary of Transdev, a global transportation company. MittelrheinBahn operates on several routes, including the Koblenz-Mainz line, the Koblenz-Trier line, and the Koblenz-Bingen line. The company's trains are modern and comfortable, with amenities such as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and onboard toilets. MittelrheinBahn also offers various ticket options, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. The company is committed to providing reliable and efficient service to its passengers, and it plays an important role in connecting communities in the Rhine Valley region.

Services on board MittelrheinBahn and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) from Cologne to Munich
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Munich by train.
Facilities MittelrheinBahn DB - InterCity Express (ICE)
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Cologne to Munich CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
31.95kg
Bus
34.24kg
Flight
91.3kg
Car
73.04kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cologne to Munich by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cologne and Munich are 31.95kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cologne and Munich? By taking the train between Cologne and Munich you will save 59.35kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.29kg compared to a bus and 41.09kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Cologne to Munich?
A train ticket from Cologne to Munich is $63.30. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $38.90.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Cologne to Munich?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Munich is $38.90. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Munich by train?
Cologne to Munich is 283.65 mi.
How long does the train between Cologne and Munich take?
Cologne to Munich is on average 4 hr 49 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 17 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Munich?
The train journey from Cologne to Munich is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: MittelrheinBahn and DB - InterCity Express (ICE).
How many train connections per day go from Cologne to Munich?
Cologne to Munich has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cologne to Munich leave?
The earliest train from Cologne to Munich departs at 3:21 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Cologne to Munich depart?
The latest train from Cologne to Munich departs at 11:55 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Munich in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $38.90 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Cologne to Munich?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Cologne to go to Munich. You can go from Cologne Mülheim, Köln Flughafen, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln Hbf (Breslauer Platz) and you can arrive at München Hauptbahnhof Süd, München and München Hbf Nord.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Munich?
There are on average 3 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Munich.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Munich by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cologne and Munich is 4 hr 17 min.
Is there a direct train from Cologne to Munich?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cologne and Munich.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Munich by train?
The train journey from Cologne to Munich creates 31.95kg of CO2 emissions.

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