Cologne to Munich by train
Travelling from Cologne to Munich by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Munich take around 4 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 455 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Munich.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Munich?
Direct trains from Cologne to Munich have been found.
We usually find around 25 direct trains on the route from Cologne to Munich every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Munich?
The Cologne to Munich train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Munich train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Munich is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:14 and the last train is around 23:20.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 04:18, and the last at 23:20.
What's the Cologne to Munich train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Munich are $23.22.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $92 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $69. 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.
When to book Cologne to Munich train tickets?
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 Cologne to Munich by train.
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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Munich?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Munich, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- Inter City Express
- 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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