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Trip Summary

There are 19 daily trains from Vienna to Munich. Traveling by train from Vienna to Munich usually takes around 4 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Railjet train can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance221 mi (355 km)
Fastest train4h 0m
Lowest price$33.94
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines5

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Which train should you take from Vienna to Munich?

There are 5 train lines with service from Vienna, to Munich, Bavaria. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 16 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity24h 6m$71.10
Deutsche Bahn104h 50m$71.87
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company165h 22m$86.35
Non-federally owned railway company14h 13m$64.78
Railjet14h 2m$63.60

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an ICE train from Vienna to Munich?

Yes, there is an ICE train from Vienna to Munich. ICE, which stands for Intercity-Express, is a system of high-speed Deutsche Bahn trains running through Europe, especially Germany. The ICE train from Vienna to Munich takes 4 hours and 26 minutes on average.

Is there an overnight train from Vienna to Munich?

Unfortunately, there is not currently an overnight train between Vienna and Munich available on Wanderu. However, Railjet has a train that departs Vienna at 6:30 a.m., which arrives into Munich by 10:30 a.m.

Is there a direct train from Vienna to Munich?

Yes, there are direct trains from Vienna to Munich. Of the 42 daily train trips from Vienna to Munich, 6 of them are direct routes.

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

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

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

The distance between Vienna and Munich is approximately 221 miles, or 355 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours,

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 Vienna to Munich 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 Saturday 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 Vienna at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Vienna to Munich?

There are 19 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Munich. 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 Munich to Vienna. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vienna to Munich for $18.24.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Vienna?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Vienna.

Where is the train station in Munich?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Munich than most cities. Most trains from Vienna will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Munich:

Train stations in Munich:

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Aubing

  • München Leienfelsstr.

  • München-Neuaubing

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München-Langwied

  • München-Untermenzing

  • München-Allach

  • München-Feldmoching

  • München-fasanerie

  • München-Pasing

  • München-Obermenzing

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