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There are 22 daily trains from Munich to London. Traveling by train from Munich to London usually takes around 10 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 9 hours and 42 minutes.
|Distance||571 mi (919 km)|
|Fastest train||9h 42m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Munich to London?
2 train services operate from Munich, Bavaria to London, London, City of. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 17 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Munich to London start from $141, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 DB Intercity-Express schedules to London. DB Intercity-Express in Munich leaves from München Train Station . And in London trains arrive at London St. Pancras International .
From Munich to London train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 10 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 42 minutes.
Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Munich to London start from $97, and on average cost . Daily there are 17 Deutsche Bahn schedules to London. Deutsche Bahn in Munich leaves from München-Karlsfeld and 3 other stations. And in London trains arrive at London St. Pancras International .
From Munich to London train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 11 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 42 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Munich to London 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.
How long is the train journey from Munich to London?
The distance between Munich and London is approximately 571 miles, or 919 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 42 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?
Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Munich to London. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Munich at 3:00am 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.
Is there a direct train from Munich to London?
There are 22 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.
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.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
Where is the train station in Munich?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Munich where you can board the train.
All train stations in Munich:
München Train Station
Where is the train station in London?
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London has one train station.
All train stations in London:
London St. Pancras International
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