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Taking the train from Venice to Munich

Looking for an easy and eco-friendly option for your Venice to Munich trip? With both direct trains and shorter services with changes along the way, it’s possible to reach Munich from Venice in six and a half hours by train. Both cities have central stations – so there’s no need to trek to airports on the outskirts of town. Sit back and enjoy scenic views while nestled in the comfy seats on Railjet – ÖBB’s high-speed train. Get off at Munich’s impressive train station and walk over to the city’s famous museum district in just 20 minutes, or Marienplatz in just 15 minutes.

Want to snooze in style on the way? First Class seats are available for wider seats and gourmet food options. Start your search for train tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading to find out more detailed information about the train from Venice to Munich.

Venice to Munich by train

It takes an average of 8h 37m to travel from Venice to Munich by train, over a distance of around 190 miles (306 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Venice to Munich and tickets for this journey start from €27.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 38m
PriceFrom €27.90
Distance190 miles (306 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train00:04
Last train23:17
Departure stationVenice
Arrival stationMunich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Flixbus

Venice to Munich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Venice to Munich for Tuesday 16th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:08 17:06 7h 58m, 2 changes
09:23 17:15 7h 52m, 4 changes
10:00 17:15 7h 15m, 5 changes
10:23 17:27 7h 4m, 1 change
11:23 19:19 7h 56m, 4 changes
12:47 19:26 6h 39m, direct
13:23 21:15 7h 52m, 5 changes
14:23 21:27 7h 4m, 1 change
15:04 23:17 8h 13m, 2 changes
16:40 04:41 12h 1m, 2 changes

ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn and EC (Eurocity) trains from Venice to Munich

You can travel from Venice to Munich on ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn and EC (Eurocity) 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.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

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.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Venice to Munich

The price of train tickets from Venice to Munich starts at €27.90 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.

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 Venice 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 Venice 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 Venice to Munich take?

The average journey time by train between Venice and Munich is 8 hours and 37 minutes, with around 18 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 Venice and Munich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Venice to Munich is 6 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Venice to Munich cost?

Train ticket prices from Venice to Munich can start from as little as €27.90 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 Venice to Munich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Venice to Munich without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Venice to Munich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Venice to Munich leaves at 00:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Venice to Munich leaves at 23:17. 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 Venice and Munich by train?

Trains travelling from Venice to Munich cover a distance of around 190 miles (306 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Munich to Venice. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Venice to Munich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Venice to Munich for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/16/2022. 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 12/03/2022 for travel on 12/03/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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