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Munich - Berlin Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 14 daily train trips available from Munich to Berlin. Traveling by train from Munich to Berlin usually takes 6 hours and 3 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$18.96
Trains per day21
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Munich to Berlin was $59.21. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 16 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $62.82 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Munich to Berlin 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 $62. If you're thinking of traveling from Munich to Berlin during May, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $107 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in May, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Munich to Berlin?

There are 3 train lines with service from Munich to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 13 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express34h 40m$114.82
Deutsche Bahn136h 7m$101.64
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company25h 52m$100.35
  • 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 Berlin start from $59, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from Solln Station and 3 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Berlin Central Station .

    From Munich to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 52 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 23 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The distance between Munich and Berlin is approximately 313 miles, or 504 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 3 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.

Trains from Munich to Berlin are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Munich at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 14 scheduled trains on most days. 21 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?

Main departure station: München Heimeranplatz

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Munich where you can board the train.

All train stations in Munich:

  • München Heimeranplatz

  • Solln Station

  • München Hackerbrücke

  • München-Giesing

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München Train Station

  • München-Laim

  • München-Untermenzing

  • München-Allach

  • München Hirschgarten

  • München Isartor

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München Harras

  • München Marienplatz

  • München Karlsplatz

Where is the train station in Berlin?

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Main arrival station: Berlin Central Station

Occupying a grand modern glass and steel building on the River Spree, Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf) is around 1.5 km from the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Also referred to as Berlin Central Station, the station is German capital's main railway station (hauptbahnhof). The lower platforms serve train lines that run north-south on Deutsche Bahn. The lower platforms are linked with upper platforms – for east-west services – via escalators and a middle floor containing shops, cafés, and other convenient facilities. It has additional connections with U-Bahn (metro) Line 5 and trams (streetcars). The intercity bus station lies on the opposite side of Europaplatz, with FlixBus providing services across Germany.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Train Station

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