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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Munich is 3 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from London to Munich leaves at 05:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London to Munich cover a distance of around 567 miles (913 km) during the journey.