The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Berlin to Munich will cost around $ 128 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 92.
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4 h 2 m
5 h 1 m
Trains per day
Of the 20 trains that leave Berlin for Munich every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 505 km distance in an average of 5 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 2 m .
The slowest trains will take 10 h 3 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||312 miles (504 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 55 min|
|Average train ticket price||$36 (€29)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain|
Trains from Berlin to Munich cover the 312 miles (504 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 55 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $36 (€29), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in München Hbf.
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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Berlin to Munich train.
Train information from Berlin to Munich with Deutsche Bahn:
Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Berlin and Munich and when traveling by train:
Deutsche Bahn offers several trips to the Bavarian capital from Berlin main station during the week from about 4:30 a.m. to just under 11:00 p.m., as well as on weekends between about 4:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.. In some cases you have to change trains in Nuremberg. The journeys last depending upon connection between 4 and 7 hours . On the route from Berlin to Munich ICE trains are used almost exclusively. For night drivers there is a direct ride with the City Night Line around 21:00.
The duration of the journey by train from Berlin to Munich depends on the departure time and thus on the chosen connection. Since December 10, 2017, travellers have been able to travel from Berlin to Munich by train in only 3:55 hours. The new ICE route runs directly from the German capital via Leipzig/Halle, Erfurt and Nuremberg to Munich. The trains reach speeds of up to 300 km/h here. Three of these fast Sprinters are scheduled per day according to the new timetable, another 15 connections with a journey time of approx. 4:25 hours complete the offer. On lines with regional trains, the journey takes between 10 and 13 hours, including transfer times.
The train journey from Berlin to Munich begins for most travellers at Berlin Central Station . Trains to the south depart on the underground level (tracks 1-8). In Berlin it is also possible to board the train to Munich at Südkreuz station.
If you start your journey at the main station of the Spree metropolis, you can reach it quickly with the S-Bahn. The lines S5, S7 and S75 run on the main traffic route through the city between Zoologisches Garten and Ostbahnhof. The journey with the U-Bahn is not worthwhile yet, because the currently only underground line U55 has not yet been completed in its full length. But you can also reach the main station with the Berliner Straßenbahn. The tram lines M5, M8 and M10 stop on the north side of the main station, at the stop of the same name. Right next to it there are several bus lines stopping, among them for example the line TXL as connection to the airport Berlin-Tegel.
Berlin Central Station
Berlin South Cross
On average 6.5 hours travelers travel from Berlin to Munich by train. Depending on the connection, the trains run either via Halle (Saale) or Leipzig. Other important stops are Nuremberg or Ingolstadt. On ICE trains, passengers have access to a restaurant on board.
The trip to Munich ends directly at the main station of the Bavarian capital. From there you can use various means of public transport to continue your journey. The U-Bahn is a fast means of transport with several lines (U1, U2, U4, U5, U7 and U8) and stations in the city. The S-Bahn lines S1 , S2, S3, S4, S6 , S7 and the S8 are also worth a trip to the suburbs. The offer is supplemented in addition by the tram. At the station "Hauptbahnhof" you can use the lines 17, 19, 20, 21, 22 and the night lines N16, N19 and N20. The lines 20, 21, 22 and N22 can also be reached at the stop "Hauptbahnhof Nord". Lines 18, 19 and N19 can also be found at the "Hauptbahnhof Süd" stop. Bus line 58 stops at the various bus stops around the reception building. Bus line 200 towards Ostbahnhof can be used at "Hauptbahnhof Nord".
Munich Central Station
When taking the train from Berlin to Munich, you can choose to depart from train stations like Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. Your trip can end in train stations such as München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Berlin Hbf and arrive in München Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Berlin Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at München Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.
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