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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Frankfurt to Munich. Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Munich usually takes around 3 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 6 minutes.

Distance189 mi (305 km)
Fastest train3h 6m
Lowest price$11.27
Trains per day19
Most frequent serviceDB Intercity-Express
Train lines4

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

The average price for a train ticket to Munich is $24.37, This is a superb deal on a train trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on train tickets everytime, we search all of the best train options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Frankfurt to Munich by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $40 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Frankfurt to Munich in January, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $92 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Frankfurt to Munich?

There are 4 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main to Munich. DB Intercity-Express is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express23h 28m$48.66
Deutsche Bahn44h 4m$48.94
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company13h 56m$48.90
FlixTrain23h 31m$19.34
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Frankfurt to Munich start from $20, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Munich. DB Intercity-Express in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and 2 other stations. And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station .

    From Frankfurt to Munich train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 3 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 6 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 23 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Frankfurt to Munich start from $27, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Munich. Deutsche Bahn in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt-Zeilsheim and 3 other stations. And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and one other train station.

    From Frankfurt to Munich train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 6 minutes.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Frankfurt to Munich start from $32, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt-Unterliederbach . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station .

    From Frankfurt to Munich train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 3 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 6 minutes.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    FlixTrain train tickets from Frankfurt to Munich start from $11, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 FlixTrain schedules to Munich. FlixTrain in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt Süd Station . And in Munich trains arrive at München Central Station and one other train station.

    From Frankfurt to Munich train travel on FlixTrain takes 3 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, FlixTrain offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 6 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, FlixTrain offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a high-speed train from Frankfurt to Munich?

Yes, there is a high-speed train from Frankfurt to Munich. The ICE (InterCity Express), which connects all major cities in Germany, takes about 4 hours to get from Frankfurt to Munich and costs an average of €63.

Is the train from Frankfurt to Munich scenic?

Views on the train from Frankfurt to Munich are pleasant, but not notably scenic. The train passes through German cities like Würzburg, Nuremberg and Ingolstadt, with the latter half of the trip cutting through Bavaria.

How far is it from Frankfurt to Munich?

The distance from Frankfurt to Munich is 392 kilometers (about 243 miles), which takes about 5 hours and 15 minutes if you travel by bus. Traveling by train is significantly faster, with most Deutsche Bahn options taking less than 4 hours.

Is it safe to travel by train from Frankfurt am Main 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.

How long is the train journey from Frankfurt to Munich?

The distance between Frankfurt and Munich is approximately 189 miles, or 305 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 6 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when trains are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to Munich, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Frankfurt at 12:00am 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.

How many train trips to Munich are there per day?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 19 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 Frankfurt.

City Information

Frankfurt

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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.

Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.

Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.

The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Frankfurt?

Main departure station: Central Train Station

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Frankfurt where you can board the train.

All train stations in Frankfurt:

  • Central Train Station

  • Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

  • Frankfurt-Sindlingen

  • Frankfurt-Höchst Farbwerke

  • Frankfurt Süd Station

  • Frankfurt-Unterliederbach

Where is the train station in Munich?

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Main arrival station: München Train Station

There are more train stations and stops in Munich than most cities. Most trains from Frankfurt will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Munich:

All train stations in Munich:

  • München Train Station

  • München Flughafen Besucherpark

  • München Central Station

  • München-Pasing

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