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How to get to Munich by train

Routes964
Trips per day12,946
train lines10
Stations47
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City Information

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

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.

Popular train stations in Munich:

  • München Train Station

  • München-Pasing

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Freiham

  • München Central Station

  • München-Neuaubing

  • München-Allach

  • München Leienfelsstr.

What train companies travel to Munich, Germany?

Located in Germany, Munich is accessible by train from 964 other cities. You can choose from 12946 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Munich on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving Munich

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn8605h 53m£75.62
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company6977h 45m£78.68
DB Intercity-Express3005h 15m£70.87
DB Intercity1073h 43m£39.63
Non-federally owned railway company765h 42m£62.60
DB Eurocity424h 20m£45.20
alex172h 31m£25.34
FlixTrain176h 56m£23.66
Railjet94h 48m£43.79
Bayerische Regiobahn64h 17m£84.41
  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Munich?

£2.57 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Munich, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Munich. In the last month, trains from Augsburg to Munich had the lowest average price at £3.53.

Where is the train station in Munich, Germany?

The busiest train station in Munich is München Train Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Munich are:

  • München Train Station
  • München-Pasing
  • München-Lochhausen

What is the closest airport to Munich, BY?

The closest airport to Munich is Oberpfaffenhofen Airport (OBF), it is located 14.4 miles from the city center of Munich.

Is Munich a popular train travel destination?

Munich ranks number 627 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 2929 in Germany. Munich has the second most number of destinations in Bavaria that are connected to Munich by train service. Each day 1477 direct train schedules arrive in the Munich.

What is the population of Munich?

The population of Munich is 1260391. Munich ranks number 61 in terms of population in Bavaria and number 516 in all of Germany.

How much do train tickets to Munich cost?

Train tickets to Munich range from £3 for a short trip to Munich, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Munich starts at , and a longer trip by train to Munich can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £7 .

What type of traveler does Munich attract?

Solo travelers choose to travel by train to Munich for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Munich?

The closest train station to the city center of Munich is München Isartor, located just 0.1 miles away. Select München Isartor as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Munich. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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