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Taking the train from Nuremberg to Munich

Have you tried travelling with Deutsche Bahn yet? DB trains from Nuremberg to Munich are direct, quick and convenient, so you can forget about the stresses of driving and finding somewhere to park. High-speed ICE (Intercity Express) trains you will get there comfortably and hassle-free.

It takes just over an hour to travel to Munich from Nuremberg on the fastest services. Along the way you can enjoy free WiFi, wide comfortable seating and even a children’s compartment if you’re travelling as a family.

Once you arrive in Munich’s main station, it’s just a 10-minute walk to Marienplatz if you’re in the mood to shop, or why not head over to Hotel Wolf for a hot cup of coffee – especially if it’s a chilly morning!

Ready to book? Scroll down to find ticket prices, train times, and some useful FAQs on what to expect on the journey from Nuremberg to Munich.

Nuremberg to Munich by train

It takes an average of 1h 16m to travel from Nuremberg to Munich by train, over a distance of around 93 miles (149 km). There are normally 59 trains per day traveling from Nuremberg to Munich and tickets for this journey start from $14.06 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 2m
PriceFrom $14.06
Distance93 miles (149 km)
Frequency59 trains per day
First train04:52
Last train23:16
Departure stationNuremberg
Arrival stationMunich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Nuremberg to Munich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nuremberg to Munich for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:11 13:51 1h 40m, direct
12:56 14:01 1h 5m, direct
13:07 14:09 1h 2m, direct
13:11 14:26 1h 15m, direct
13:59 15:02 1h 3m, direct
14:04 15:07 1h 3m, direct
14:08 15:24 1h 16m, direct
14:13 15:55 1h 42m, direct
14:55 16:02 1h 7m, direct
15:02 16:06 1h 4m, direct

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

You can travel from Nuremberg to Munich on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

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 Nuremberg to Munich

The price of train tickets from Nuremberg to Munich starts at $14.06 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 Nuremberg to Munich 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 Nuremberg to Munich

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

The average journey time by train between Nuremberg and Munich is 1 hour and 16 minutes, with around 59 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 Nuremberg and Munich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nuremberg to Munich is 1 hour and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from Nuremberg to Munich cost?

Train tickets from Nuremberg to Munich can start from as little as $14.06 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 Nuremberg to Munich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nuremberg to Munich without having to change trains. There are 57 direct trains from Nuremberg to Munich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Nuremberg to Munich leaves at 04:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nuremberg to Munich leaves at 23:16. 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 Nuremberg and Munich by train?

Trains travelling from Nuremberg to Munich cover a distance of around 93 miles (149 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Munich to Nuremberg.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nuremberg to Munich for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 11/26/2022 for travel on 11/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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