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Frankfurt (Main) to Munich by train

It takes an average of 3h 30m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich by train, over a distance of around 189 miles (304 km). There are normally 26 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich and tickets for this journey start from €17.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 11m
Price€17.50 - €153.90
Distance189 miles (304 km)
Frequency26 trains per day
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main)
Arrival stationMunich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, ÖBB

Frankfurt (Main) to Munich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich for Tuesday 19th Jan 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:54 12:07 3h 13m, direct
09:54 13:06 3h 12m, direct
10:22 13:38 3h 16m, direct
10:54 14:07 3h 13m, direct
11:54 15:09 3h 15m, direct
12:22 16:03 3h 41m, 1 change
12:54 16:07 3h 13m, direct
13:54 17:06 3h 12m, direct
14:21 18:03 3h 42m, 1 change
14:54 18:07 3h 13m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich on Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB 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.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich start at €17.50 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 €79.19.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price59.66
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price64.59
on the day
avg. single price79.19

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 Frankfurt (Main) 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 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 Frankfurt (Main) 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Munich take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Munich is 3 hours and 30 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Munich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich is 3 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich cost?

Train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich can start from as little as €17.50 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Munich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Munich leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich leaves at 00:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich leaves at 20:54. 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Munich by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich cover a distance of around 189 miles (304 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Munich to Frankfurt (Main). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) to Munich.
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 Frankfurt (Main) to Munich for a typical week day using timetable data for 19/01/2021. 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 11/01/2021 for travel on 19/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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