Munich to Cologne by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:48
  • Last train
    00:01
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 18m

Travelling from Munich to Cologne by train

Fast 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.

Are there direct trains from Munich to Cologne?

Direct trains from Munich to Cologne have been found.

We usually find around 41 direct trains on the route from Munich to Cologne every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 39 departures.

How long is the train journey from Munich to Cologne?

The Munich to Cologne train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Munich to Cologne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Munich around 04:48 and the last train is around 00:01. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Munich to Cologne 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 Munich to Cologne by train.

Which train companies operate between Munich and Cologne?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • 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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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