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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey, based on how far in advance you book.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

30 day advance and 7 day advance prices are found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from today. These prices fluctuate daily based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price on a busy Saturday in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey on a Tuesday in winter.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

  1. Cheapest price £17.00
  2. 30 day advance £17.00
  3. 7 day advance £32.00
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    4hr 18m

Travelling from Munich to Cologne by train

The fastest trains from Munich to Cologne take around 4 hours and 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 455 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Munich and Cologne.

Direct trains run between Munich and Cologne.

We usually find around 24 direct trains on the route from Munich to Cologne every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 35 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Munich around 04:49 and the last train is around 00:01. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Munich to Cologne train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Munich to Cologne are £17.00.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £17 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £32. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Munich to Cologne by train.

Which trains operate between Munich and Cologne?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Munich to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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