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About the train journey from Munich to Düsseldorf

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The train from Munich to Düsseldorf usually takes 5 hours 26 minutes on average to travel 484 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 4 hours 59 minutes. You can expect to find 32 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Düsseldorf, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can choose to travel with ICE, DB or FlixTrain to get to Düsseldorf. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Munich to Düsseldorf in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $10.28.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Düsseldorf, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Munich to Düsseldorf by train

It takes an average of 5h 26m to travel from Munich to Düsseldorf by train, over a distance of around 301 miles (484 km). There are normally 32 trains per day traveling from Munich to Düsseldorf and tickets for this journey start from $10.28 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 59m
PriceFrom $10.28
Distance301 miles (484 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
First train00:01
Last train21:51
Departure stationMunich
Arrival stationDüsseldorf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Munich to Düsseldorf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Düsseldorf for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:20 12:36 5h 16m, 1 change
07:46 13:10 5h 24m, 3 changes
08:28 13:32 5h 4m, direct
09:16 14:36 5h 20m, direct
09:21 14:36 5h 15m, 1 change
09:28 15:19 5h 51m, 3 changes
10:28 15:32 5h 4m, direct
11:16 16:36 5h 20m, direct
11:21 16:36 5h 15m, 1 change
12:19 17:40 5h 21m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), FlixTrain and IC (Intercity) trains from Munich to Düsseldorf

You can travel from Munich to Düsseldorf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), FlixTrain and IC (Intercity) 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.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Munich to Düsseldorf

The price of train tickets from Munich to Düsseldorf starts at $10.28 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Munich to Düsseldorf 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Munich to Düsseldorf

Want to know more about your journey from Munich to Düsseldorf? 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 Munich to Düsseldorf take?

The average journey time by train between Munich and Düsseldorf is 5 hours and 26 minutes, with around 32 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 Munich and Düsseldorf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich to Düsseldorf is 4 hours and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich to Düsseldorf cost?

Train tickets from Munich to Düsseldorf can start from as little as $10.28 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 Munich to Düsseldorf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich to Düsseldorf without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Munich to Düsseldorf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Munich to Düsseldorf leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich to Düsseldorf leaves at 21:51. 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 Munich and Düsseldorf by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Düsseldorf to Munich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Munich to Düsseldorf for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 10/04/2022 for travel on 10/04/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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