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Trip Summary

There are 44 daily trains from Vienna to Munich. Traveling by train from Vienna to Munich usually takes around 5 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Railjet train can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance221 mi (355 km)
Fastest train4h 0m
Lowest price$41.34
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines7

Which train should you take from Vienna to Munich?

There are 7 train lines with service from Vienna, to Munich, Bavaria. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 38 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Bayerische Regiobahn14h 36m$141.64
DB Eurocity24h 14m$73.66
DB Intercity-Express14h 55m$73.98
Deutsche Bahn274h 56m$84.15
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company385h 25m$98.86
Non-federally owned railway company24h 27m$73.15
Railjet14h 11m$67.80

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 5 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours,

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?

Trains from Vienna to Munich are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

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.

Is there a direct train from Vienna to Munich?

There are 44 scheduled trains on most days. 6 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vienna to Munich for $22.28.

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?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Vienna.

Where is the train station in Munich?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Munich than most cities. Most trains from Vienna will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Munich:

Train stations in Munich:

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München-Neuaubing

  • München Leienfelsstr.

  • München-Langwied

  • München-Allach

  • München-Feldmoching

  • München-fasanerie

  • München-Moosach

  • München-Untermenzing

  • München-Pasing

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