Trains Munich to Cologne

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  • Fastest journey is 4 hours and 28 minutes (direct)
  • About 11 direct trains per day from Munich to Cologne
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Facts

Trains Cologne <> Munich

Booking horizon  6 months
Duration 4h28
Distance  513km 
Direct trains Yes
First train Cologne 03h17
Last train Cologne 22h30
First train Munich 00h01
Last train Munich 20h55
Trains per day 11
Train company Deutsche Bahn
Station Cologne Köln Hbf
Station Munich München Hbf

Timetable

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The first train leaves at 00h01 from Munchen Hbf to Koln Hbf, the last train leaves at 20h55. The journey time 4 hours and 28 minutes between the two cities. Each day around 11 direct trains run between Munich and Cologne. Here, at HappyRail, you can buy all cheap train tickets from Munich to Cologne!

Travel by ICE International

2nd class

  • Free Wifi
  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation optional (highly recommended during rush hour and on longer trips)  

1st class 

  • Free Wifi
  • Reservation included
  • Comfortable leather seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 
  • At-seat service for drinks and food
  • Acces to first class lounges

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München Hbf - Info

Railway Station Munich

München Hbf is the main station of Munich, located near the old city centre. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Tram: - 
  • S Bahn: 7 minutes, every 2 minutes
  • Bus: -  
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

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Köln Hbf - Info

Railway Station Cologne

The main station in Cologne is Köln Hauptbahnhof. The station is located next to the Dom, the beautiful cathedral of Cologne. The centre is at a walking distance. The train enters the station after a long travers along the long and impressive Hohenzollernbrücke over the Rhine.  

Info

  • Wifi: yes, free for 30 minutes
  • Lockers: yes, 24h
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

  • Walking: 5 minutes
  • Bike: no city bikes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: possible, best to walk 
  • Taxi: yes

Köln Hbf - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Savoy Hotel****

5 minutes by foot from the station. Classic, modern, stylish. Very high ratings. 
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Ibis Hotel Köln am Dom***

Next to the train station and the Dom. Perfect location. Fine hotel with good ratings.
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TRYP by Windham Koln City Centre****

Convenient 4-star hotel, 300 meters from the station.      
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