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Cologne to Munster by train

It takes an average of 11h 49m to travel from Cologne to Munster by train, over a distance of around 216 miles (347 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Cologne to Munster and tickets for this journey start from €115.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 31m
Price€115.90 - €169.10
Distance216 miles (347 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationCologne
Arrival stationMunster
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operators

Cologne to Munster train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Munster for Tuesday 12th Mar 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:35 16:39 9h 04m, 4 changes
08:44 17:20 8h 36m, 4 changes
09:22 17:57 8h 35m, 6 changes
09:44 19:08 9h 24m, 6 changes
09:44 19:37 9h 53m, 5 changes
10:22 20:21 9h 59m, 5 changes
15:44 06:32 14h 48m, 6 changes
17:44 07:00 13h 16m, 5 changes
19:44 09:56 14h 12m, 7 changes
20:22 11:34 15h 12m, 8 changes

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Thello and SNCF trains from Cologne to Munster

You can travel from Cologne to Munster on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Thello and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Cologne to Munster

Train tickets from Cologne to Munster start at €115.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around .
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Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cologne to Munster by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cologne to Munster? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cologne to Munster take?

The average journey time by train between Cologne and Munster is 11 hours and 49 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cologne and Munster by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cologne to Munster is 8 hours and 31 minutes.

How much does the train from Cologne to Munster cost?

Train tickets from Cologne to Munster can start from as little as €115.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cologne to Munster?

No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Munster. Travelling from Cologne to Munster by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Cologne to Munster leave?

The first train from Cologne to Munster leaves at 05:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cologne to Munster leave?

The last train from Cologne to Munster leaves at 21:49. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cologne and Munster by train?

Trains travelling from Cologne to Munster cover a distance of around 216 miles (347 km) during the journey.

Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Munster for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/03/2019. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 07/03/2020 for travel on 07/04/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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