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There are 17 intercity buses per day from Frankfurt am Main to Munich. Traveling by bus from Frankfurt am Main to Munich usually takes around 7 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 50 minutes.
|Distance||189 mi (305 km)|
|Shortest duration||4h 50m|
|Trips per day||8|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?
€22.47 is the average price of a bus ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Munich. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €20 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Munich in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €35 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €20.63 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Frankfurt am Main to Munich that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 16 scheduled trips per day.
BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Frankfurt am Main and Munich, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 16 trips from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 23 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which bus carrier from Frankfurt to Munich offers the most amenities?
Flixbus has the most amenities of any bus carrier between Frankfurt and Munich, such as free Wi-Fi, clean restrooms and extra legroom. Additional features include access to power outlets for charging your devices, overhead space to store your baggage, and an entertainment portal with movies, music, games and real-time tracking of where you are along your route.
Does the bus use the Autobahn from Frankfurt to Munich?
Yes, buses departing from Frankfurt drive south on the autobahn to get to Munich. The fastest route will take you down Bundesautobahn 3 to Bundesautobahn 6, and covers almost 400 kilometers (242 miles).
Contrary to popular belief, speed limits are often posted and enforced along the autobahn. Only very specific stretches are unrestricted, at which point vehicles are advised to go no faster than 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph). On the most common route from Frankfurt to Munich, there are many unrestricted sections, although your bus will not accelerate to a dangerous speed.
Is it safe to travel by bus from Frankfurt am Main to Munich during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus 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, bus 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
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.
How long is the bus ride from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?
The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 305 kilometers from Frankfurt am Main to Munich. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
"Because many passengers travel from Frankfurt am Main to Munich at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Frankfurt am Main?
The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus schedules are there most days?
There are 17 scheduled buses that travel from Frankfurt am Main to Munich every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich; ticket prices start at €7.79.
Frankfurt am Main
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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.
Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.
Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.
The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.
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.
Where does the bus leave from in Frankfurt am Main?
Main departure station: Central Bus Station
Buses to Munich leave from 4 stations in Frankfurt am Main.
All bus stations in Frankfurt am Main:
Central Bus Station
Frankfurt Main Airport P36
Frankfurt Süd Station
Central Train Station
Where does the bus arrive in Munich?
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Main arrival station: Central Bus Station
Munich's Central Bus Station (or ZOB) is very close to the city's train station and within a short walk of Old Town. As the center of Munich's intercity bus travel services, this station welcomes bus lines like FlixBus and RegioJet. The station is expansive, with multiple stories of offices that overlook the train tracks outside. Passengers will find many fast-food options, as well as convenience stores, ATMs, and public restrooms inside the station.
Bus stations in Munich:
Central Bus Station
München Central Station
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