We know there's already so much to do in Germany, but if you're thinking about hopping over the border into neighbouring Austria, you can travel from Munich to Innsbruck by train with ease. Deutsche Bahn's Intercity Express (ICE) and Intercity (IC) trains, as well as Eurocity trains, can take you straight to Innsbruck Hbf station in less than two hours.
You'll arrive right in the middle of town, stepping out onto the streets of Innsbruck to be greeted by colourful architecture and awe-inspiring views of the Alps in the distance. You can visit the Ambras Castle, the Court Church, or the Golden Roof during your stay, and don't forget to sample some delicious Austrian delights at local cafés and restaurants.
Ready to book? Start a search for times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for more information on trains from Munich to Innsbruck.
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.
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.
An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.
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 Munich Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf 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 Munich Hbf and Innsbruck Hbf is 2 hours and 11 minutes, with around 23 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 Munich Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf is 1 hour and 44 minutes.
Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf can start from as little as €9.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Munich Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Munich Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf leaves at 04:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Munich Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf leaves at 23:50. 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 Munich Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf cover a distance of around 61 miles (98 km) during the journey.