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Taking the train from Düsseldorf Main to Munich Main

With around 20 daily departures, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a train from Düsseldorf to Munich. While the journey can last close to five hours, Deutsche Bahn's Intercity Express service makes the time pass pleasantly with special child-friendly areas, a chic dining compartment and WiFi in case you want to catch up on your emails. Although flying is certainly an alternative, Munich International Airport is 14 miles outside the city, whereas the main train station is much more centrally located, with smooth access to the local underground and tram system.

Munich is a university town and a centre for arts and technology, home to the Bavarian State Opera and the Deutsches Museum, one of the country's leading museums dedicated to science and technology. With such a large student population, it's perhaps no surprise that the city is also known for its beer cellars and its Oktoberfest annual beer festival. Other important seasonal events include the Tollwood music festival in the summer and the Christmas markets which transform the city during the Yuletide period.

To make it easy to plan your journey from Düsseldorf to Munich, we've assembled plenty more helpful facts and tips below.

Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf by train

It takes an average of 5h 25m to travel from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf by train, over a distance of around 301 miles (484 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $16.59 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 45m
Price$16.59 - $296.93
Distance301 miles (484 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
Departure stationDüsseldorf Hbf
Arrival stationMunich Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorskarat_s,

Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf for martedì ago 11º 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:03 13:06 5h 03m, direct
08:17 13:38 5h 21m, 2 changes
09:13 14:07 4h 54m, direct
10:12 15:09 4h 57m, direct
11:08 16:06 4h 58m, direct
12:21 17:06 4h 45m, direct
13:08 18:07 4h 59m, direct
14:21 19:11 4h 50m, direct
15:11 20:07 4h 56m, direct
16:22 21:09 4h 47m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf

You can travel from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf

Train tickets from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf start at $16.59 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $148.07.
lowest price found
from$16.59
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$102.34
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$110.17
on the day
avg. single price$148.07

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Düsseldorf Hbf and Munich Hbf is 5 hours and 25 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Düsseldorf Hbf and Munich Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf is 4 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf can start from as little as $16.59 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf leave?

The first train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf leaves at 01:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf leave?

The last train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf leaves at 22:40. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Düsseldorf Hbf and Munich Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf cover a distance of around 301 miles (484 km) during the journey.

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Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/11/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/03/2020 for travel on 09/01/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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