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Journey Information

There are 33 intercity buses per day from Munich to Berlin. Traveling by bus from Munich to Berlin usually takes around 9 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance313 mi (504 km)
Shortest duration7h 20m
Cheapest price$14.74
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines1

How much is a bus ticket from Munich to Berlin?

$28.39 is the average price of a bus ticket from Munich to Berlin. 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.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25SepOct

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Munich to Berlin is expected to range from $22 to $61. If you are looking to travel to Berlin within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $30. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $22 and can be found on October 12, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ONDJFMAMJJAS

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $18 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Munich to Berlin in April, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $45 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

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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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $35.43 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Munich to Berlin?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Munich to Berlin. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus339h 28m$44.94
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    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 33 trips from Munich to Berlin, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 28 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the distance from Munich to Berlin?

The distance from Munich to Berlin is 584 kilometers (363 miles), which will take a bus between 7 and 9.5 hours depending on traffic and number of stops. The fastest bus from Munich to Berlin is Pinkbus, with an average travel time of 7 hours.

Is there a night bus from Munich to Berlin?

Yes, there is a bus that travels overnight from Munich to Berlin. Both FlixBus and Ouibus have buses that depart Munich after 10 p.m. and arrive into Berlin the following morning. Taking a night bus is a good way to save money on long-distance travel without wasting time during the day.

Is Munich or Berlin better to visit?

Both Munich and Berlin are terrific cities to visit. Many travelers recommend first-time visitors choose Berlin over Munich, if you only have time for just one. Germany’s capital city, Berlin is rich with history and museums. It’s also a much bigger city, more than twice the size of Munich in terms of population. If you only have a few days, however, Munich might be a better choice. The Bavarian city is more manageable than Berlin, is said to have better food, and is largely considered more picturesque.

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

Does the bus take you directly from Munich to Berlin?

There are buses that can take you directly from Munich to Berlin. At this time, there are a number of bus trips where you can expect to spend part of the journey on a different vehicle, such as a shuttle or a train. Both types of tickets can be found when you search on Wanderu; the type of trip is indicated in the trip details.

How long is the bus ride from Munich to Berlin?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 313 miles from Munich to Berlin. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 20 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 Munich to Berlin 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Munich?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Munich to Berlin, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Berlin are there per day?

There are 33 scheduled buses that travel from Munich to Berlin every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 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 Munich to Berlin; ticket prices start at $17.60.

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 does the bus leave from in Munich?

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Main departure 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.

All bus stations in Munich:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Fröttmaning

Where does the bus arrive in Berlin?

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Image credit: Florian Fevre

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Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

Berlin's Central Bus Station— or ZOB (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin)—is located on the Masurenallee, close to the landmark Funkturm tower. Used exclusively for long-distance bus services, 35 different companies run through the station, including FlixBus. Destinations include Hamburg, Munich, and Leipzig, as well as international destinations such as Wroclaw and Poznan in Poland. There are restrooms, left-luggage lockers, and places to grab a bite to eat, which have improved substantially after recent renovation work. The nearest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations are approximately 250m away.

All bus stations in Berlin:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Südkreuz

  • Alexanderplatz

  • Berlin Südkreuz

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Alt-Tegel Bus Stop

  • Berlin-Spandau

  • Puschkinallee

  • Berlin Wannsee

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