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Taking the train from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf in 5 hours 20 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 6 hours 14 minutes to travel the 296 miles (477 km) from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf by train, although you can get there in as little as 5 hours 20 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 41 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either ICE and DB trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf start from €17.90 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Munich Hbf? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf by train

It takes an average of 6h 14m to travel from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf by train, over a distance of around 296 miles (477 km). There are normally 41 trains per day travelling from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €17.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 20m
PriceFrom €17.90
Distance296 miles (477 km)
Frequency41 trains per day
First train00:46
Last train22:35
Departure stationDortmund Hbf
Arrival stationMunich Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf for martes 7º diciembre 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:35 15:27 5h 52m, 1 change
09:42 15:40 5h 58m, 1 change
10:12 16:06 5h 54m, 1 change
10:36 16:27 5h 51m, 2 changes
11:12 17:07 5h 55m, 1 change
11:36 17:27 5h 51m, direct
12:12 18:11 5h 59m, 1 change
12:36 18:27 5h 51m, 2 changes
13:12 19:07 5h 55m, 1 change
13:27 19:27 6h 0m, direct

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

You can travel from Dortmund Hbf 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 Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf

The price of train tickets from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf starts at €17.90 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 Dortmund 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 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 Dortmund 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 Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Dortmund Hbf and Munich Hbf is 6 hours and 14 minutes, with around 41 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 Dortmund Hbf and Munich Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf is 5 hours and 20 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf can start from as little as €17.90 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 Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Dortmund Hbf 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 Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf leave?

The first train from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf leaves at 00:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Dortmund Hbf 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 Dortmund Hbf and Munich Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf cover a distance of around 296 miles (477 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Munich Hbf to Dortmund Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Dortmund Hbf to Munich Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 11/28/2021 for travel on 11/28/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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