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Trip Summary

There are 72 daily trains from Munich to Berlin. Traveling by train from Munich to Berlin usually takes around 5 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance313 mi (504 km)
Fastest train3h 54m
Lowest price€17.83
Trains per day20
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

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

In the last month, €64.10 was the average price of a train ticket from Munich to Berlin. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €78.22 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€143€96€48JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Munich to Berlin will vary between €55 and €134. Planning a train trip to Berlin within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Munich over the next 7 days is €65. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€96€77€57€38€19ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Munich to Berlin by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €62 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Munich to Berlin in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €92 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

€143€115€86€57€293020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Berlin from Munich will be about €78.22 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Munich to Berlin?

There are 4 train lines with service from Munich to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 65 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity17h 21m€105.36
DB Intercity-Express115h 2m€94.12
Deutsche Bahn655h 36m€99.93
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company65h 14m€99.29
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Munich to Berlin start from €28, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity in Munich leaves from München-Neuperlach Süd and 3 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station .

    From Munich to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity takes 7 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 54 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Munich to Berlin start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 11 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity-Express in Munich leaves from München Train Station and 34 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 6 other train stations.

    From Munich to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 5 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 54 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 59 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Munich to Berlin start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 65 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn in Munich leaves from München-Pasing and 43 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 6 other train stations.

    From Munich to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 54 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 371 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Berlin start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from München Harras and 35 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station and 4 other train stations.

    From Munich to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 54 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a high-speed train from Munich to Berlin?

Yes, there are high-speed trains from Munich to Berlin, the fastest of which is DB Intercity-Express Provided by Deutsche Bahn, some trains from Munich arrive in Berlin in less than 4 hours.

Is the train from Berlin to Munich scenic?

The train from Berlin to Munich travels through farmland and past small villages. The scenery is pleasant, though not particularly memorable. That said, you’re in for a far more picturesque journey than if you traveled to Munich by bus.

How many trains run daily between Munich and Berlin?

On 4 different trains, 156 train trips are made daily from Munich to Berlin, 18 of which are direct schedules. These trains include DB Intercity and DB Intercity-Express, and are all operated by Deutsche Bahn.

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

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 train 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Munich to Berlin?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Munich to Berlin. 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 Munich to Berlin?

The distance between Munich and Berlin is approximately 313 miles, or 504 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 54 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 Berlin are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Thursday 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 00:00 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 Berlin?

There are 72 scheduled trains on most days. 20 of these are direct connections to Berlin. 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 Berlin 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.

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub 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-Pasing

  • München Isartor

  • München-fasanerie

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Trudering

  • München-Riem

  • München-Feldmoching

  • Solln Station

  • München Karlsplatz

  • München-Moosach

  • München-Johanneskirchen

  • München-Neuperlach Süd

  • München-Perlach

  • München-Westkreuz

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