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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 4h 28m to travel from Berlin to Munich Hbf by train, over a distance of around 313 miles (504 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Munich Hbf and tickets for this journey start from £16 when you book in advance.

First train

04:37

Last train

22:35

Departure station

Berlin

Arrival station

Munich Hbf

Journey time

From 3h 42m

Distance

313 miles (504 km)

Frequency

26 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £16

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Berlin to Munich Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Munich Hbf for Tuesday 4th June 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:11 13:41 4h 30m, 1 change
09:36 14:04 4h 28m, direct
10:11 14:08 3h 57m, direct
11:11 15:01 3h 50m, direct
11:36 16:01 4h 25m, direct
12:11 16:10 3h 59m, direct
12:41 17:03 4h 22m, direct
13:36 18:03 4h 27m, direct
14:11 18:11 4h 0m, direct
15:19 19:02 3h 43m, 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.

ICE classes from Berlin to Munich Hbf

Compare the different travel classes offered by ICE when travelling from Berlin to Munich Hbf.

Onboard services on ICE

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Berlin to Munich Hbf.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When travelling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re travelling on a ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favourite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Munich Hbf

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Munich Hbf starts at £16 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 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 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.

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 4 hours and 28 minutes, with around 26 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 42 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Berlin to Munich Hbf can start from as little as £16 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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 23 direct trains from Berlin to Munich Hbf each day. 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 04:37. 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 22:35. 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.

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