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Overview: Train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

distanceDistance188 miles (304 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$31 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Munich cover the 188 miles (304 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 24 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $22 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $31 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in München Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Munich trains

Find the best trains to Munich from Frankfurt am Main with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $22 (€18). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn

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 Frankfurt am Main to Munich train.

Frankfurt am Main to Munich train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 13 min
  • Average Price: $22
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 24 a day

Deutsche Bahn's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Frankfurt am Main and Munich are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

Trains offer a fast, reliable, and extremely comfortable way to make the journey from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, with numerous departures every day of the year. In fact, travelers can choose from 19-20 direct weekday services, and 10 departures on Saturdays and Sundays. Journey times won't be too long, averaging around three hours 15 minutes, and trains run straight into Munich Hauptbahnhof.

Frankfurt am Main to Munich Train Time: Daily Departures

It should always be possible to find a convenient train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, whether travelers are booking during the week or at the weekend, and whatever time of year they need to travel. Expect 18-20 trains during the week, none of which require a change at any stage. Numbers drop off a little at the weekend, when there should be 10 options to choose from. There will always be an early departure just before 5:00 a.m., and the final train to Munich leaves Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof at shortly after midnight.

How long is the journey by train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?

Frankfurt and Munich are 300 miles (392km) apart, but thanks to Deutsche Bahn's high speed trains, services can cover that distance in as little as three hours 12 minutes. Most direct services take a little longer than that, although the midnight service tends to take just under six hours, arriving shortly before breakfast. Generally speaking, these durations compare favorably with flights, especially when airport transfers are taken into account.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?

Departure train station: Any direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich will leave from Frankfurt's Hauptbahnhof. The main station is around a mile west of the city center, but metro services take just five minutes from Mitte, and transfers from Ostend will take just under ten minutes. The station is well-equipped with amenities, from bike parks and disabled assistance to restrooms, shops, restaurants, and baggage storage. It also offers free WiFi for all.

Arrival train station: The train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich will always arrive at Munich Hauptbahnhof. Thanks to its central location, transfers from the station to popular neighborhoods won't take more than 15 minutes, and passengers can walk to the center in 10-15 minutes. At the station, expect a full selection of stores, eateries, restrooms, WiFi, and tourist information facilities.

Which train companies travel from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?

The Frankfurt to Munich route is one of the busiest in Germany, which is why there are so many daily departures. However, there is only one operator on the route, and that's Deutsche Bahn (DB). The German national carrier schedules year-round direct services straight to Munich.

DB Frankfurt am Main to Munich

DB provides a high-quality service from Frankfurt to Munich, covering the distance between the two cities in around three hours 15 minutes. No changes are needed en route to Munich, and there will be at least 10-20 services on any given day. Services include standard express trains, as well as a midnight train which travels overnight, arriving early in the morning.

Frankfurt am Main to Munich Trains: Services on Board

Deutsche Bahn's ICE trains include First Class and Standard seating. In First Class, travelers benefit from free, unlimited WiFi, extra seat room, individual seating, power sockets, food-to-seat services, and free newspapers. Standard is much more basic, but WiFi is still free, quiet zones provide tranquility, and buffet cars offer a range of beverages and snacks. Passengers can take small luggage items such as laptop bags, as well as one larger item (which is not too large for a single person to carry easily). Not all ICE trains have bicycle storage capacity, so check before traveling if that is an issue. Pets are permitted, although they must be kept in suitable containers or on a secure leash. DB's Frankfurt to Munich services are well-adapted for wheelchair users, too. Travelers can request assistance from the Accessibility and Mobility service 48 hours in advance, and all trains are designed to enable easy boarding.

How to find cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?

If passengers want to find the cheapest fares when taking the train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, be aware that prices vary during the day. Early morning or overnight trains can often be a quarter of the price of a lunchtime or afternoon service, and services in the evening (rush hour) are the most expensive of all. If peak period travel is unavoidable, booking in advance can keep costs down. And it might be a good idea to check out indirect services. Trains via Nuremberg can take under four hours to reach Munich, but can be much cheaper at peak times.

Deutsche Bahn trains from Frankfurt to Munich

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Frankfurt to Munich. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Frankfurt to Munich and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

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FAQs

What is the price of the cheapest train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Munich for as low as $22 (€18)  for the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train to Munich from Frankfurt am Main?

The train price to Munich from Frankfurt am Main is on average $31 (€26)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

What is the distance to Munich from Frankfurt am Main by train?

The Frankfurt am Main to Munich train distance is approximately 188 miles (304 km).

How long is a train between Frankfurt am Main and Munich on average?

On average the Frankfurt am Main to Munich train time is 3 h 24 min  covering the 188 miles (304 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, which train station in Frankfurt am Main do I depart from and which train station in Munich do I arrive in?

Some of the Frankfurt am Main train stations to Munich you can start your journey from include Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Munich include München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf   and arriving in München Hbf.

Where is the Frankfurt am Main train station located? Where is the Munich train station located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, which is located around 6.7 miles (10.8 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at München Hbf, located 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city center.

Which train companies can get me from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?

When taking a train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Munich. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Frankfurt am Main to Munich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Are there any direct trains from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?

Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many trains per day are there between Frankfurt am Main and Munich?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Frankfurt am Main to Munich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?

The earliest train for this trip departs from Frankfurt am Main at 4: 54 AM. The last train leaves from Frankfurt am Main at 9: 22 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Frankfurt am Main to Munich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I purchase the Frankfurt am Main to Munich train for the best deals on tickets?

If you buy the Frankfurt am Main to Munich train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $31 (€26). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Frankfurt am Main and Munich. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Frankfurt am Main
Munich
Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf is the most popular Frankfurt am Main railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Frankfurt am Main for your trip to Munich.