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20 trains operate daily from Munich to Düsseldorf. The train trip from Munich to Düsseldorf is usually about 5 hours and 56 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can get you there in as little as 4 hours and 37 minutes.
|Distance||303 mi (488 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 37m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
What is the price of a train ticket from Munich to Düsseldorf?
Over the past month, a train ticket between Munich and Düsseldorf cost $94.67, on average. Booking your trip at least 3 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $14.91 more.
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By booking your train trip from Munich to Düsseldorf on Wanderu at least 3 days ahead of time, you can save about $14.91 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!
Which train should you take from Munich to Düsseldorf?
2 train services operate from Munich to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 19 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||19||5h 57m||$121.23|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||2||5h 27m||$158.15|
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Munich to Düsseldorf start from $137, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Düsseldorf. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Munich leaves from München Train Station . And in Düsseldorf trains arrive at Düsseldorf-Garath .
From Munich to Düsseldorf train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Düsseldorf faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 37 minutes.
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The distance between Munich and Düsseldorf is approximately 303 miles, or 488 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 37 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.
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Munich to Düsseldorf on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
The earliest train departs Munich at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 20 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Düsseldorf to 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.
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Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.
To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.
While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.
Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.
Where is the train station in Munich?
Main departure station: München-Karlsfeld
There are two stations in Munich where you can board the train to Düsseldorf.
All train stations in Munich:
München Train Station
Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?
Main arrival station: Düsseldorf Central Station
Düsseldorf Central Station (Düsseldorf HBF) is the main transport hub for, you guessed it, Düsseldorf. The station operates both long-distance and intercity services by ICE and Deutsche Bahn, to destinations such as Paris, Zurich, Vienna, and Munich. The station has extensive facilities, including waiting areas, vending machines, restrooms, shops and cafes, and even a grocery store, bakery, and Starbucks. The station is less than a five-minute walk from the city center, which is home to many hotels and shops, and the main bus station is also directly in front of the train station for connections within the city.
All train stations in Düsseldorf:
Düsseldorf Central Station
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