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Munich to Berlin by Train

Munich or Berlin? It’s a pretty common question. On the one hand, you have Munich, the home of the world’s best beer, and the best beer festival, as well as plenty of postcard-perfect sights. Then there’s Berlin, the thriving capital and a buzzing city that gives you the perfect taste of modern German art, culture and cuisine. It’s a tough choice, but we have an easy both!

Our train route from Munich to Berlin means that in under six hours, as the beautiful scenes of the country roll past your window, you can go from one city to another. Deutsche Bahn and their ICE trains let you cover the route in true style, with comfy seats and free WiFi to keep you entertained. See more of Germany with this fab route, read more about it in our FAQs below!

Munich to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 4h 34m to travel from Munich to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 313 miles (504 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Munich to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from €9.99 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 0m
PriceFrom €9.99
Distance313 miles (504 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train06:51
Last train18:51
Departure stationMunich
Arrival stationBerlin
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Munich to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Berlin for Thursday 17th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:11 München Hbf09:21 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 888 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 10m, 1 change
05:53 München Hbf09:44 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 1008 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 51m, direct
06:50 München Hbf11:21 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 602 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 31m, direct
07:51 München Hbf12:17 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 802 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 26m, direct
08:51 München Hbf13:21 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 1600 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 30m, direct
09:50 München Hbf14:17 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 800 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 27m, direct
10:51 München Hbf15:21 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 508 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 30m, direct
11:14 München Hbf15:47 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 1004 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 33m, direct
11:45 München Hbf15:47 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 628 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 2m, 1 change
11:51 München Hbf16:17 Berlin SüdkreuzICE 708 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 26m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from München to Berlin

You can travel from München to Berlin 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 Munich to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Munich to Berlin starts at €9.99 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 Munich to Berlin 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 Munich to Berlin? 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 Munich to Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between Munich and Berlin is 4 hours and 34 minutes, with around 15 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 Munich and Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich to Berlin is 4 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich to Berlin cost?

Train ticket prices from Munich to Berlin can start from as little as €9.99 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 Munich to Berlin?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich to Berlin without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Munich to Berlin each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Munich to Berlin leaves at 06:51. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich to Berlin leaves at 18:51. 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 Munich and Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Munich to Berlin cover a distance of around 313 miles (504 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to Munich. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Munich to Berlin.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Munich to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/17/2021. 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 07/12/2021 for travel on 07/12/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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