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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Frankfurt to Munich. Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Munich usually takes 7 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest FlixTrain train can make the trip in 7 hours.

Distance189 mi (305 km)
Fastest train7h 0m
Lowest price$16.19
Most frequent serviceFlixTrain
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What is the price of a train ticket from Frankfurt to Munich?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Munich was $18.40. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 21 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $14.04 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Frankfurt to Munich often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only $54. If you're thinking of traveling from Frankfurt to Munich during April, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $72 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in April, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Frankfurt am Main to Munich on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time, you can save about $14.04 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Frankfurt to Munich?

FlixTrain is the one and only train line which connects Frankfurt am Main to Munich. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixTrain27h 43m$26.58
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 2 daily trips to Munich from Frankfurt am Main. The train usually departs from Frankfurt Süd Station in Frankfurt am Main and arrives at Central Bus Station in Munich after about 7 hours and 43 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The distance between Frankfurt and Munich is approximately 189 miles, or 305 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 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.

Trains from Frankfurt to Munich are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Frankfurt at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Frankfurt twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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: Frankfurt Süd Station

There is one train station in Frankfurt.

All train stations in Frankfurt:

  • Frankfurt Süd Station

Where is the train station in Munich?

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Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

Munich's Central Bus Station (or ZOB) is very close to the city's train station and within a short walk of Old Town. As the center of Munich's intercity bus travel services, this station welcomes bus lines like FlixBus and RegioJet. The station is expansive, with multiple stories of offices that overlook the train tracks outside. Passengers will find many fast-food options, as well as convenience stores, ATMs, and public restrooms inside the station.

All train stations in Munich:

  • Central Bus Station

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