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Overview: Train from Berlin to Munich

distanceDistance312 miles (504 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£32 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain

Trains from Berlin to Munich cover the 312 miles (504 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 48 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £16, but the average price of train tickets is £32. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in München Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn Berlin – Munich

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets to Munich from Berlin from £16 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Munich from Berlin. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Berlin to Munich train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 50 min
  • Average Price: £16
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Berlin to Munich and when travelling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Trains from Berlin to Munich

If you’re travelling around Germany, trains from Berlin to Munich generally take between 5 and 6h to arrive. High-speed Deutsche Bahn trains depart Berlin almost every hour, every day of the week, from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Home of the Oktoberfest and capital of Bavaria, Munich is a fascinating place to visit. This huge city has a cosy village atmosphere and boasts a number of outstanding museums and galleries, amazing architecture and plenty of beer gardens.

 

Berlin to Munich Train Time: Daily Departures

Trains from Berlin to Munich depart fairly frequently, with more than 20 trains daily. Trains leave Berlin Hauptbahnhof around every hour and arrive at Munich Hauptbahnhof. During the week, trains depart as early as 4:00 a.m. in the morning, while the last train leaves around 10:00 p.m. On weekends, the first train leaves a little later compared to during the week. There are also a few overnight train services that serve this route. Passengers can depart Berlin in the evenings after 8:00 p.m. and arrive in Munich early in the morning on the following day. Always check the timetable to ensure trains are running as scheduled.

   

How long is the journey by train from Berlin to Munich?

The fastest train journey from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich Hauptbahnhof takes 4h 53min, although most trains arrive in less than 6h. If you prefer to take an overnight service to Munich from Berlin and arrive in the morning, the duration of this journey will vary between 8 and 11h. The majority of trains are direct, although some require passengers to switch trains once or twice, at Nuremberg, Göttingen, Hanover or Frankfurt. There are no peak travel times as trains are frequent throughout the day, leaving from 4:00 a.m. and departing about once every hour until 10:00 p.m.

   

How to find cheap train tickets from Berlin to Munich?

If you are looking for cheap train tickets from Berlin to Munich, there are a number of ways to get the best rates. Booking in advance is a great way to access early-bird specials released by train companies and obtain low cost tickets. If you can be flexible with your travel dates, try selecting different dates to find cheap train tickets. Ticket prices are usually based on the speed of the train, passenger class and the number of stops. To save money on your train journey from Berlin to Munich, book a 2nd class ticket on an Intercity service and change to a Regional train. The overnight trains on this route are also generally less expensive than travelling during the day. Senior passengers are entitled to discounted rates on train travel, while children, students and selected card holders can also enjoy reduced prices on train tickets.

    

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Berlin to Munich?

Departure train station: Trains to Munich depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), which is easily accessible via metro and only a mile from the Brandenburg Gate. Facilities at this train station include luggage lockers, ATMs, restaurants, cafes and a supermarket. Passengers with a 1st class ticket can use the DB Lounge that offers complimentary Wi-Fi, drinks and snacks. Trains to Munich generally depart from the lower level and passengers should arrive at the station around 15min before departure.

Arrival train station: Trains from Berlin arrive at Munich Hauptbahnhof. Less than a mile from Marianplatz, this central train station in Munich is served by public transport connections including the S-Bahn, tram and bus lines. If you’re feeling hungry after your journey, there are plenty of food and drink outlets at Munich train station.

   

Which train companies travel from Berlin to Munich?

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains travel from Berlin to Munich around 20 times a day. This German train company offers three types of train service: the high-speed Intercity Express (ICE) service, Intercity (IC) trains that travel between the major cities in Germany and Regional (RE) trains that connect towns and villages to larger cities. Most trains from Berlin to Munich are high-speed ICE trains that offer a direct service and can travel more than 180 miles per hour. A few trains (particularly overnight services) require passengers to switch from an Intercity Express or Intercity to a Regional train.

   

Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Munich

DB trains connect passengers from Berlin to Munich every day of the week via Germany’s high-speed ICE train service. During the day, direct trains are scheduled to depart around every hour and take between 5 and 6h to arrive. If you prefer to travel during the night and arrive in Munich in the morning, some of these services use a combination of ICE, Intercity and Regional trains, and passengers may need to switch trains once or twice at Nuremberg, Göttingen, Hanover or Frankfurt. These trains can take between 8 and 11h to arrive, depending on the number of changes. No matter the train type, all trains depart from Berlin Hbf and arrive at Munich Hbf. Passengers can select from 1st or 2nd class tickets, which include various services. Ticket policies range from non-refundable Super Saver tickets to Flex Fares, which can be refunded or changed at any time up to the departure date.

     

Berlin to Munich Trains: Services on board

Passengers travelling to DB trains from Berlin to Munich can select from 1st and 2nd class carriages. 2nd class seats include power outlets and Wi-Fi, while 1st class passengers enjoy extra leg room and are served in-seat meals. If you want to catch up on work without interruption or relax with a book, choose a seat in a quiet zone. Facilities are available for people with disabilities, both onboard and at the train stations. ICE trains are also family-friendly and feature onboard changing stations. There is no maximum luggage allowance on ICE trains so you can bring as much luggage as you like, as long as it fits in the overhead racks. Some long-distance trains can accommodate bicycles, but you may need to make a reservation for bike space. Small dogs are permitted onboard in a pet carrier, although larger dogs require a ticket.

 

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train between Berlin and Munich cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Berlin to Munich for as little as £16  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Berlin to Munich on average?

The Berlin to Munich train ticket price is on average £32  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.

What is the distance from Berlin to Munich via train?

The Berlin to Munich train distance is approximately 312 miles (504 km).

How long does it take from Berlin to Munich by train?

The Berlin to Munich train duration is on average 4 h 48 min, which is to be expected when travelling 312 miles (504 km) to Munich from Berlin. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

Which train station in Berlin goes to Munich? Which train station do I come into Munich from Berlin?

There are a few train stations in Berlin to start your trip from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. In Munich you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf   and arrive in München Hbf.

Where is the Berlin train station located? Where is the Munich train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Berlin Hbf and travel around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at München Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the train station to the city centre in Munich.

Which train providers can get me from Berlin to Munich?

For the trip from Berlin to Munich you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Munich from Berlin on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Are there any Berlin to Munich direct train services?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day from Berlin to Munich. If you’re looking for a direct train from Berlin to Munich, consider travelling with Deutsche Bahn. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.

How many train services are there from Berlin to Munich a day?

The average number of trains departing Berlin for Munich is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Berlin to Munich? What time is the last train from Berlin to Munich?

The first train from Berlin to Munich leaves at 04: 34   and the last train for this leaves at 21: 29. Omio shows you the latest train from Berlin to Munich times to help you book the best departure time for this route.

How far in advance should I book train tickets to Munich from Berlin for the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Berlin to Munich is on average £32 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Berlin and Munich available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Munich
Berlin Hbf is the most popular Berlin railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Berlin for your journey to Munich.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
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Public transport options for Berlin Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7