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Taking the train from Berlin to Munich

The train journey from Berlin to Munich can take less than 4h, travelling on one of Deutsche Bahn's direct high-speed Intercity services. This service departs from Berlin Hbf (central station) about 20 times a day. Whilst it's possible to fly from Berlin to Munich, when you account for cost, carbon emissions and checking-in time, rail remains the faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly option. It's also far quicker and more convenient than driving, which takes around six and a half hours and involves navigating the centre of these large and busy cities.

The capital of Bavaria, Munich is well-known for its green spaces, high standard of living and wholesome sausage-y cuisine. Those arriving in autumn should of course time their trip to coincide with the world-famous Oktoberfest, but there's still plenty to do all year round. Prove yourself on the wheels at the BMA Driving Academy or shop through the night at the Midnightbazar.

Rail travel from Berlin to Munich is not only a comfortable, fast and convenient option, but when you book your tickets in advance with us, you can also benefit from discounted prices, across all seat classes. Want to be sure? Use our journey planner below and see how much you could save on your next Berlin to Munich journey.

Berlin to Munich Hbf by train

It takes an average of 5h 10m to travel from Berlin to Munich Hbf by train, over a distance of around 313 miles (504 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Munich Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €14.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 51m
Price€14.90 - €235
Distance313 miles (504 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationMunich Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
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Berlin to Munich Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Munich Hbf for Saturday 30th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
12:37 Berlin Südkreuz17:02 München HbfICE 509 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 25m, direct
13:44 Berlin Südkreuz18:03 München HbfICE 707 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 19m, direct
14:37 Berlin Südkreuz19:03 München HbfICE 1601 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 26m, direct
15:44 Berlin Südkreuz20:08 München HbfICE 709 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 24m, 1 change
15:44 Berlin Südkreuz20:42 München HbfICE 709 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 58m, direct
16:37 Berlin Südkreuz21:01 München HbfICE 603 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 24m, direct
17:41 Berlin Südkreuz22:38 München HbfICE 801 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 57m, 1 change
17:41 Berlin Südkreuz22:43 München HbfICE 801 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 02m, direct
18:37 Berlin Südkreuz23:02 München HbfICE 1715 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 25m, direct
19:35 Berlin Südkreuz00:22 München HbfICE 1617 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 47m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Berlin to Munich Hbf

You can travel from Berlin to Munich Hbf on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Munich Hbf

Train tickets from Berlin to Munich Hbf start at €14.90 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 €121.35.
lowest price found
from14.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price84.37
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price108.10
on the day
avg. single price121.35

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 Berlin 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin 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 Berlin to Munich Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Munich Hbf is 5 hours and 10 minutes, with around 24 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 Berlin and Munich Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Munich Hbf is 3 hours and 51 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Berlin to Munich Hbf can start from as little as €14.90 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 Berlin to Munich Hbf?

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

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

The first train from Berlin to Munich Hbf leaves at 04:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Berlin to Munich Hbf leaves at 21:35. 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 Berlin and Munich Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Munich Hbf cover a distance of around 313 miles (504 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Munich Hbf to Berlin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Berlin to Munich Hbf.
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 Berlin to Munich Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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