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Trip Summary

There are 496 daily trains from Munich to Hanover. Traveling by train from Munich to Hanover usually takes around 6 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 5 hours and 17 minutes.

Distance292 mi (470 km)
Fastest train5h 17m
Lowest price€56.46
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Munich to Hanover?

2 train services operate from Munich, Bavaria to Hanover, Lower Saxony. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 491 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn4916h 15m€56.31
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company55h 46m€68.76

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Munich to Hanover 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.

How long is the train journey from Munich to Hanover?

The distance between Munich and Hanover is approximately 292 miles, or 470 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 17 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?

Trains from Munich to Hanover 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 Friday 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 Munich at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Munich to Hanover?

There are 496 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hanover to Munich. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Munich to Hanover for €45.47.

City Information

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 Munich?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Munich where you can board the train to Hanover.

Train stations in Munich:

  • München Flughafen Besucherpark

Where is the train station in Hanover?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Hanover than most cities. Most trains from Munich will stop at one (or more) of the 10 following stations in Hanover:

Train stations in Hanover:

  • Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee

  • Hannover Anderten-Misburg

  • Hannover-Bornum

  • Hannover-Ledeburg

  • Hannover-Leinhausen

  • Hannover-Linden/Fischerhof

  • Hannover Bismarckstr.

  • Hannover-Kleefeld

  • Hannover-Nordstadt

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