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Trip Summary

There are 16 daily trains from Frankfurt to Münster. Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Münster usually takes around 4 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Distance136 mi (219 km)
Fastest train3h 12m
Lowest price$27.62
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
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Which train should you take from Frankfurt to Münster?

There are 3 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main to Münster. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express45h 28m$62.60
Deutsche Bahn54h 10m$67.18
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company84h 9m$82.96
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    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

    Deutsche Bahn

    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

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Frankfurt to Münster start from $35, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Münster. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station and one other station. And in Münster trains arrive at Münster-Sprakel .

    From Frankfurt to Münster train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Münster faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 12 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Münster.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Münster?

The distance between Frankfurt and Münster is approximately 136 miles, or 219 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 12 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?

Trains from Frankfurt to Münster are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Frankfurt at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Frankfurt to Münster?

There are 16 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 Münster 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.

Münster

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Münster is a youthful western Germany city that is rich in history. Its most famous sight for visitors is St. Paulus Dom, a Gothic and Romanesque cathedral in the middle of the city. The church's astronomical clock is particularly intriguing because it runs counterclockwise! Nearby, Domplatz Münster is commonly bustling with a market and seasonal events, and the adjacent Prinzipalmarkt building houses shops and cafes in a historic setting. Another notable attraction is Schloss Nordkirchen, a Baroque palace with a vast network of landscaped gardens.

If you love biking, then Germany's Bike City is for you. Locals prefer to get around on two wheels, and you can bring your bike on your trip or rent one to experience an authentic view of Münster from your bike seat.

Art and history enthusiasts should explore the city's best museums, including one dedicated to the famed Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. A stop at the Art Museum Pablo Picasso will let you appreciate an extensive collection of his works and view new art exhibitions, as well.

The Münster Osnabrück International Airport is located between, you guessed it, Münster and Osnabrück. Flying into this airport means landing near Greven, about 25 km north of Münster. Trains, however, offer direct service to the center of the city; check out Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, and National Express to ride the rails into Münster. Sindbad and FlixBus operate bus service from Münster to destinations such as Frankfurt, Berlin, or Vienna.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Frankfurt?

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Main departure station: Central Train Station

Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (Frankfurt Central Station) is a major transport hub in the city and the busiest station in the state of Hessen. It features the original 1888 Neo-Renaissance design and some newer neoclassical architecture, making it a unique and visually pleasing station. It's often referred to as the most important station in Germany due to its central location and large economic district. Trains here run internationally to stations in Zurich, Vienna, and Budapest in addition to cities across Germany such as Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich. The station has plenty of amenities, including luggage lockers, toilets and multiple bakeries, a bookshop and newsstand, a supermarket, and other shops.

All train stations in Frankfurt:

  • Central Train Station

  • Central Train Station

Where is the train station in Münster?

Main arrival station: Münster-Sprakel

Münster has one train station.

All train stations in Münster:

  • Münster-Sprakel

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