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Trip Summary

There are 18 daily trains from Munich to Vienna. Traveling by train from Munich to Vienna usually takes around 4 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 4 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance221 mi (355 km)
Fastest train4h 2m
Lowest price€24.85
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines7

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

In the last month, €43.07 was the average price of a train ticket from Munich to Vienna. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 9 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €24.71 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Munich to Vienna often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in November when the average ticket price is only €37,

If you're thinking of traveling from Munich to Vienna during July, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of €66 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in July, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Munich to Vienna?

There are 7 train lines with service from Munich to Vienna. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity14h 16m€50.91
DB Intercity15h 9m€45.02
DB Intercity-Express24h 12m€65.86
Deutsche Bahn144h 46m€68.30
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company165h 56m€42.13
Non-federally owned railway company14h 16m€39.22
Railjet14h 15m€42.08
  • 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 IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider with service across Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks, snacks, and meals.

  • The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.

  • 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 train tickets from Munich to Vienna start from €25, and on average cost . Daily there are 16 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Vienna. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from München-Untermenzing and 12 other stations. And in Vienna trains arrive at Wien Hbf .

    From Munich to Vienna train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Vienna faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 2 minutes.

  • Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Vienna start from €34, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Vienna. Non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from München Train Station . And in Vienna trains arrive at Wien Hbf .

    From Munich to Vienna train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Vienna faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 2 minutes.

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

  • Railjet is a high-speed intercity train company with trains capable of reaching speeds of 230 kilometers per hour. While these speedy trains will make any trip quick, passengers can still enjoy extra legroom on seats to air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and a cafe with snacks and drinks available for purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to get from Munich to Vienna depends somewhat on your priorities. If travel time and convenience are most important to you, the best way to get from Munich to Vienna is by train. The train from Munich to Vienna takes as little as 4 hours, and tickets start at just €20.
The train from Munich to Vienna takes as little as 4 hours, although the average time is more often between 4.5 and 5 hours. The train itself travels about 356 kilometers (220.95 miles) between Munich and Vienna.
Yes, the train ride from Munich to Vienna is scenic, especially as you approach Vienna and the train runs between the towns of St. Pölten and Mariazell.

The distance between Munich and Vienna is approximately 221 miles, or 355 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 2 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.

Trains from Munich to Vienna are the most crowded on Thursday. 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.

The earliest train departs Munich at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 18 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Vienna. 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 Vienna to Munich.

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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Munich?

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Main departure 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.

All train stations in Munich:

  • München Train Station

  • München-Untermenzing

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München-Obermenzing

  • München-Langwied

  • München-Allach

  • München-Feldmoching

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München Leienfelsstr.

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Freiham

  • München-fasanerie

  • München-Neuaubing

Where is the train station in Vienna?

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Main arrival 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.

Train stations in Vienna:

  • Wien Hbf

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