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Trip Summary

There are 32 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Munich. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Munich usually takes around 6 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 5 hours and 1 minute.

Distance303 mi (488 km)
Fastest train5h 1m
Lowest price$10.02
Trains per day14
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines6

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

In the last month, $30.77 was the average price of a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Munich. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $86.14 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Düsseldorf to Munich by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $42 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Düsseldorf to Munich in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $83 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Munich from Düsseldorf will be about $86.14 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Munich?

There are 6 train lines with service from Düsseldorf to Munich. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 23 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity16h 21m$81.13
DB Intercity16h 45m$69.93
DB Intercity-Express115h 37m$86.53
Deutsche Bahn236h 21m$90.32
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company106h 23m$93.34
FlixTrain27h 33m$38.23
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Düsseldorf to Munich start from $41, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Munich. DB Eurocity in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station .

    From Düsseldorf to Munich train travel on DB Eurocity takes 6 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Munich on a weekend there is typically one DB Eurocity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Düsseldorf.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Düsseldorf to Munich start from $28, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Munich. DB Intercity in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station . And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station .

    From Düsseldorf to Munich train travel on DB Intercity takes 6 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Munich on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Düsseldorf.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Düsseldorf to Munich start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 11 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Munich. DB Intercity-Express in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station and one other station. And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station .

    From Düsseldorf to Munich train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 5 hours and 37 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 34 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 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 Düsseldorf to Munich start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 10 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf-Garath and 4 other stations. And in Munich trains arrive at München Train Station and 4 other train stations.

    From Düsseldorf to Munich train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 6 hours and 23 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 5 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 21 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Munich.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    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 Düsseldorf. The train usually departs from Düsseldorf Central Station in Düsseldorf and arrives at München Central Station in Munich after about 7 hours and 33 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Düsseldorf 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.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Düsseldorf to Munich?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Düsseldorf to Munich. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Düsseldorf to Munich?

The distance between Düsseldorf and Munich is approximately 303 miles, or 488 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 1 minute.

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 Düsseldorf to Munich are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Friday 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 Düsseldorf at 2:00am 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 Düsseldorf to Munich?

There are 32 scheduled trains on most days. 14 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 Düsseldorf.

City Information

Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

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.

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 Düsseldorf?

Main departure station: Düsseldorf Central Station

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Düsseldorf where you can board the train.

All train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

  • Düsseldorf-Garath

  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof

  • Angermund

  • Düsseldorf-Benrath

Where is the train station in Munich?

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Main arrival station: München Train Station

Munich's central station, München Train Station, welcomes more than 450,000 passengers every day. The station was first built in 1839 and has been rebuilt and renovated numerous times. As a result, the current station spans numerous buildings and wings, each with its own architectural style. You can find all the necessary amenities such as public restrooms and waiting lounges in the station, and there are even shops for last-minute souvenir shopping! Many Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain routes stop in Munich, heading to cities including Dresden, Berlin, and Cologne. The station is conveniently located just west of Munich's Old Town, with easy connections to the subway (U-Bahn) via the Hauptbanhof station in the same building.

All train stations in Munich:

  • München Train Station

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München Central Station

  • München-Pasing

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