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Travelling from the capital of the UK across to Munich without flying does involve taking the train and changing often. The vast majority of people making this trip often opt for the simple 1 hour 45 min flight to Munich. A variety of providers offer direct services by air, including British Airways. Easyjet flights departing from Gatwick and Stansted tend to be the cheapest. Train services are run by Deutsche Bahn and invariably involve at least three changes with travel time falling anywhere between ten and fifteen hours (ideal for people with time to spare).
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|Must Know:||The public transport system in Munich is extensive and reliable, meaning it's easy to explore the whole city, it is also cheaper than London to get around.|
|Must See:||Explore the architecture in the Old Town.|
|Must Do:||Join one of the free walking tours that take place several times a day to learn about this city's history.|
|Did you know?||Munich is home to a huge 61 theatres, as well as 4 symphony orchestras.|
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Bahn are the main provider of rail services between the London area and city of Munich with trains leaving London St Pancras station twice a day - once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Travel time varies depending on which connections you're forced to make, with trains usually stopping in Bruxelles-Midi Aachen HBF, Duren, Cologne and Frankfurt. Connections between stations are usually less than hour and total travel time often exceeds ten hours, on some occasions reaching longer than fifteen hours.
Easyjet provide the cheapest and quickest route from London locations to Munich by air, with a minimum of two flights departing from London on most days - usually one at each airport (typically Gatwick and Stansted). British Airways are a little more expensive but fly direct, allowing passengers to touch down in Munich after five hours of travel time. Air Berlin offer flights for those wishing to depart from Heathrow and London City airports.
Eurolines are the sole provider of a direct coach service to Munich offering a bus that leaves at 2:30 p.m. and arrives in this German city almost twenty-four hours later.