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Travel by train from London to Munich

Talk about a relaxing way to travel and a memorable rail experience. Choose to take the train from London to Munich and bask in the beauty of the scenic countryside route along the way. Whilst flying may be quicker, you’ll be able to take more luggage, sit in more comfortable seating, and see more of the countries you’re travelling through when you take the train. Plus, you’ll arrive right into the centre of Munich, so you’re perfectly placed to head straight to your hotel once you arrive.

As there are no direct train services from London to Munich, you may have to make a couple of changes, but that won't cause much trouble, as you’ll travel on high-speed Eurostar, SNCF and Deutsche Bahn trains along the way. The journey takes around nine hours in total, and it a great opportunity to stop along the way in France if you fancy it. It’s also a much eco-friendlier option than flying if you want to take your time travelling from one capital city to another.

Ready to book? Start your search for times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for FAQs about the journey from London to Munich by train.

London to Munich by train

It takes an average of 16h 46m to travel from London to Munich by train, over a distance of around 567 miles (913 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from London to Munich and tickets for this journey start from €77.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3m
Price€77.90 - €591.40
Distance567 miles (913 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationMunich
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaBus

London to Munich train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Munich for Sunday 28th Feb 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
20:00 London Liverpool Street18:07 München HbfSchnellzug 70019 Greater Anglia Get tickets21h 7m, 6 changes
20:00 London Liverpool Street20:07 München HbfSchnellzug 70019 Greater Anglia Get tickets23h 7m, 4 changes
21:08 London Liverpool Street18:07 München HbfSchnellzug 71246 Greater Anglia Get tickets19h 59m, 7 changes
21:08 London Liverpool Street20:07 München HbfSchnellzug 71246 Greater Anglia Get tickets21h 59m, 5 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras21:10 München HbfEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets9h 6m, 2 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras23:49 München HbfEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets10h 48m, 2 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street18:07 München HbfSchnellzug 49312 Greater Anglia Get tickets20h 5m, 6 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street20:07 München HbfSchnellzug 49312 Greater Anglia Get tickets22h 5m, 4 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras21:10 München HbfEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets9h 6m, 2 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras23:29 München HbfEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets10h 28m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Munich

The price of train tickets from London to Munich starts at €77.90 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.
lowest price found
from77.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price156.02
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price191.87
on the day
avg. single price371.79

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 London 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London and Munich is 16 hours and 46 minutes, with around 8 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 London and Munich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Munich is 3 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Munich cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Munich can start from as little as €77.90 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 London to Munich?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Munich. Travelling from London to Munich by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from London to Munich leaves at 05:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Munich leaves at 10:51. 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 London and Munich by train?

Trains travelling from London to Munich cover a distance of around 567 miles (913 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Munich to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Munich for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/02/2021. 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 22/02/2021 for travel on 01/06/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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