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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 answer...do 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 5h 24m to travel from Munich to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 313 miles (504 km). There are normally 24 trains per day travelling from Munich to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from €13.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 47m
Price€13.10 - €239.90
Distance313 miles (504 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
Departure stationMunich
Arrival stationBerlin
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Munich to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Berlin for Tuesday 14th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:55 15:21 4h 26m, direct
11:05 16:17 5h 12m, direct
11:51 16:17 4h 26m, 1 change
12:55 17:21 4h 26m, direct
13:18 17:51 4h 33m, 1 change
13:54 18:17 4h 23m, direct
14:56 19:21 4h 25m, direct
15:56 19:44 3h 48m, direct
16:55 21:21 4h 26m, direct
17:05 22:17 5h 12m, direct

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

You can travel from Munich 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

Train tickets from Munich to Berlin start at €13.10 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 €124.36.
lowest price found
from13.10
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price80.20
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price82.54
on the day
avg. single price124.36

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 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 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 5 hours and 24 minutes, with around 24 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 3 hours and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich to Berlin cost?

Train tickets from Munich to Berlin can start from as little as €13.10 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.

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 16 direct trains from Munich to Berlin. 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 04:13. 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 23:00. 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.
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 Munich to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 13/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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