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Trip Summary

There are 54 daily trains from Vienna to Munich. Traveling by train from Vienna to Munich usually takes around 4 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 53 minutes.

Distance221 mi (355 km)
Fastest train3h 53m
Lowest price$24.23
Trains per day8
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines7

What is the price of a train ticket from Vienna to Munich?

Typically $57.58 is the average price you should expect to pay for a train ticket to Munich. At this price a train trip is a cheap way to travel from Vienna to Munich. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$115$77$38AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Vienna to Munich will vary between C$49 and C$97. Planning a train trip to Munich within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Vienna over the next 7 days is C$60. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$128$102$77$51$26SONDJFMAMJJA

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Vienna to Munich by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$84 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Vienna to Munich in January, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$98 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$160$128$96$64$323020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Munich from Vienna will be about C$86.27 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Vienna to Munich?

There are 7 train lines with service from Vienna to Munich. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 41 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Bayerische Regiobahn14h 36m$136.20
DB Eurocity34h 10m$65.71
DB Intercity14h 5m$59.00
Deutsche Bahn415h 19m$83.77
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company314h 55m$93.59
Non-federally owned railway company25h 3m$125.13
Railjet14h 4m$52.72
  • Bayerische Regiobahn

    Bayerische Regiobahn

    Bayerische Regiobahn train tickets from Vienna to Munich start from $135, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Bayerische Regiobahn schedules to Munich. Bayerische Regiobahn in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Munich trains arrive at München Central Station and 3 other train stations.

    From Vienna to Munich train travel on Bayerische Regiobahn takes 4 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Bayerische Regiobahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Bayerische Regiobahn offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Vienna to Munich start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Eurocity schedules to Munich. DB Eurocity in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and 13 other train stations.

    From Vienna to Munich train travel on DB Eurocity takes 4 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Eurocity offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Vienna to Munich start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Munich. DB Intercity in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Vienna to Munich train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Munich on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Vienna.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Vienna to Munich start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 31 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Munich trains arrive at München Siemenswerke and 45 other train stations.

    From Vienna to Munich train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 85 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Vienna to Munich start from $65, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Non-federally owned railway company in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Munich trains arrive at München Central Station and 10 other train stations.

    From Vienna to Munich train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

  • Railjet

    Railjet

    Railjet train tickets from Vienna to Munich start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Railjet schedules to Munich. Railjet in Vienna leaves from Wien Hbf . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Vienna to Munich train travel on Railjet takes 4 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Railjet offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Railjet offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an ICE train from Vienna to Munich?

Yes, there is an ICE train from Vienna to Munich. ICE, which stands for Intercity-Express, is a system of high-speed Deutsche Bahn trains running through Europe, especially Germany. The ICE train from Vienna to Munich takes 4 hours and 26 minutes on average.

Is there an overnight train from Vienna to Munich?

Unfortunately, there is not currently an overnight train between Vienna and Munich available on Wanderu. However, Railjet has a train that departs Vienna at 6:30 a.m., which arrives into Munich by 10:30 a.m.

Is there a direct train from Vienna to Munich?

Yes, there are direct trains from Vienna to Munich. Of the 42 daily train trips from Vienna to Munich, 6 of them are direct routes.

Is it safe to travel by train from Vienna to Munich during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Vienna to Munich?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Vienna to Munich. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Vienna to Munich?

The distance between Vienna and Munich is approximately 221 miles, or 355 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 53 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

"Tuesday is usually the day of the week when trains are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the train, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Vienna at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many train trips to Munich are there per day?

There are 54 scheduled trains on most days. 8 of these are direct connections to Munich. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Munich to Vienna.

City Information

Vienna

Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.

For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vienna?

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Main departure station: Wien Hbf

Wien Hauptbahnhof is the central station in Vienna, located in the Favoriten district. The station is a relatively new addition to the city and is thus completely modern. The station features 12 platforms and 20 tracks for use by RailJet and Deutsche Bahn trains, among others. Local connections include bus lines and Vienna's subway, the U-Bahn. The station's main hall contains shops, food stalls, restrooms, and free WiFi in some areas.

All train stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Hbf

Where is the train station in Munich?

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Main arrival station: München Train Station

Munich's central station, München Train Station, welcomes more than 450,000 passengers every day. The station was first built in 1839 and has been rebuilt and renovated numerous times. As a result, the current station spans numerous buildings and wings, each with its own architectural style. You can find all the necessary amenities such as public restrooms and waiting lounges in the station, and there are even shops for last-minute souvenir shopping! Many Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain routes stop in Munich, heading to cities including Dresden, Berlin, and Cologne. The station is conveniently located just west of Munich's Old Town, with easy connections to the subway (U-Bahn) via the Hauptbanhof station in the same building.

Train stations in Munich:

  • München Train Station

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München-fasanerie

  • München Siemenswerke

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Moosach

  • München-Pasing

  • Solln Station

  • München-Feldmoching

  • München Hirschgarten

  • München-Laim

  • München-Trudering

  • München-Untermenzing

  • München Isartor

  • München-Karlsfeld

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