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.
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5 h 50 m
7 h 1 m
Trains per day
Of the 75 trains that leave Dortmund for Munich every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||296 miles (477 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 8 min|
|Average train ticket price||$53 (€51)|
|Train frequency||11 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 11 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Dortmund to Munich cover the 296 miles (477 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 8 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $53 (€51), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $19 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in München Hbf.
Find the best trains between Dortmund and Munich with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $19 (€18). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Dortmund and Munich. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Dortmund to Munich train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Here you can find all information about the trip by train from Dortmund to Munich at a glance.
To travel by train from Dortmund to Munich, there are over 50 connections available every day. Around thirteen trains a day connect the city in the eastern Ruhr area directly with the Bavarian capital on the line from Dortmund to Munich. These are mainly fast ICE trains. Anyone wishing to travel the train route from Dortmund to Munich will have the opportunity to do so with the long-distance trains of Deutsche Bahn as well as on sections with regional trains. In addition, the €bahn or €city trains run on individual sections of the route. The train journey from Dortmund to Munich leads through the entire Ruhr area with its industrial monuments and the directly connected cities. Afterwards, travelers enjoy the view of the romantic Rhine Valley with its vineyards. Later the journey leads again at the vineyards of the Main in Franconia along.
The German course offers 13 direct connections on the distance from Dortmund to Munich between 0 and about 22.30. The comfortable and fast ICE trains are used. Passengers receive the service typical of ICE trains with an on-board restaurant or bistro and comfortable, air-conditioned wagons. On some routes, the train runs from Dortmund to Munich at speeds of over 200 km/h.
The journey by train from Dortmund to Munich extends over around 700 km and lasts between 5.5 and around 10 hours. With the fast direct connections, the journey times on the train line from Dortmund to Munich are comparable to a change in Essen. Also on the route via Cologne and Mannheim with two changes the trains reach Munich from Dortmund in less than 6 hours. Especially long are the journey times of the trains which, after two changes in Cologne and at the Frankfurt Airport long-distance station, first travel through Baden-Württemberg.
The cost of a train ticket from Dortmund to Munich is between 120 and 150 € in the normal 2nd class. If you book your ticket early and decide on a train connection, you can save money and travel from Dortmund to Munich for just over 50 €.
The journey by train from Dortmund to Munich starts at Dortmund Central Station. The train station is centrally located on the northern edge of the city center and is easily accessible by public transport from all directions of the city area as well as from the surrounding areas of the eastern Ruhr area, northern Sauerland and southern Münsterland. Directly below the station building there is a large underground station that runs in all directions of the city. Buses run from the large bus station at the north exit of the station building. There are also connections with suburban trains and regional trains to the entire Ruhr area and neighbouring regions directly at Dortmund main station.
Whoever travels by train from Dortmund to Munich reaches Munich at the main station. After Hamburg Central Station, Munich Central Station is the second busiest in Germany. With 34 platforms running above and below ground, Munich's main train station has the highest number of platforms in Germany and ranks second worldwide. From here, travelers have direct connections to continue their journey with the S-Bahn and regional trains. In the lower part of the modern train station building there are two underground stops that run in all directions of the city. In front of the station building you have the opportunity to continue your journey by bus or tram.
When taking the train to Munich from Dortmund, you can choose to depart from train stations like Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. 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 Dortmund Hbf and arrive in München Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Dortmund Hbf, is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center of Dortmund.
The most popular arrival train station, München Hbf, is located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city center of Munich.
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