The cheapest trains from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

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Cheapest

$37

Average

$79

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 Frankfurt am Main to Munich will cost around $ 79 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 37.

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04:20PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h51 08:11PMMunich Hbf
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04:21PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h48 08:09PMMunich Hbf
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08:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 12:10AMMunich Hbf
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05:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h19 09:13PMMunich Hbf
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06:40PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h27 10:07PMMunich Hbf
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Timetable Frankfurt am Main to Munich

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12:07AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf5h56 06:03AMMunich Hbf
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02:25AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf5h06 07:31AMMunich Hbf
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04:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 08:10AMMunich Hbf
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05:10AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf5h01 10:11AMMunich Hbf
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05:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h13 09:07AMMunich Hbf
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06:21AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h46 10:07AMMunich Hbf
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06:48AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h39 10:27AMMunich Hbf
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06:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h58 10:52AMMunich Hbf
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06:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h18 10:12AMMunich Hbf
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07:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h17 11:11AMMunich Hbf
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08:20AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h50 12:10PMMunich Hbf
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08:22AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h45 12:07PMMunich Hbf
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08:50AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h37 12:27PMMunich Hbf
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08:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h18 12:12PMMunich Hbf
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08:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h56 12:50PMMunich Hbf
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09:06AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h06 01:12PMMunich Hbf
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09:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h19 01:13PMMunich Hbf
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10:20AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h51 02:11PMMunich Hbf
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10:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h17 02:11PMMunich Hbf
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11:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h18 03:12PMMunich Hbf
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12:20PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h51 04:11PMMunich Hbf
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12:22PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h45 04:07PMMunich Hbf
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12:50PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h37 04:27PMMunich Hbf
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12:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h23 04:17PMMunich Hbf
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01:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h18 05:12PMMunich Hbf
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02:20PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h51 06:11PMMunich Hbf
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02:21PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h46 06:07PMMunich Hbf
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02:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h18 06:12PMMunich Hbf
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03:06PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h05 07:11PMMunich Hbf
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03:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h22 07:16PMMunich Hbf
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04:20PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h51 08:11PMMunich Hbf
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04:21PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h48 08:09PMMunich Hbf
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04:50PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h37 08:27PMMunich Hbf
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04:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h56 08:50PMMunich Hbf
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04:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h20 08:14PMMunich Hbf
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05:06PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf4h06 09:12PMMunich Hbf
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05:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h19 09:13PMMunich Hbf
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06:40PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h27 10:07PMMunich Hbf
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06:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h56 10:50PMMunich Hbf
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06:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h19 10:13PMMunich Hbf
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07:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h20 11:14PMMunich Hbf
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08:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 12:10AMMunich Hbf
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Sat
Sep 18
$12FlixTrain
$22BlaBlaCar Bus
$228Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Sep 19
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$228Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 20
$30Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$228Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 21
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$191Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 22
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$317Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 23
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$317Lufthansa
Fri
Sep 24
$19FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$131Lufthansa
Sat
Sep 25
$35Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$131Lufthansa
Sun
Sep 26
$19FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$131Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$131Lufthansa
Tue
Sep 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$109Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$228Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$191Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 1
$30Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$228Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 2
$10FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$109Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 3
$10FlixTrain
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$94Lufthansa
Mon
Oct 4
$10FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$109Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$109Lufthansa
Wed
Oct 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$191Lufthansa
Thu
Oct 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$161Lufthansa

The fastest trains from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

3 h 13 m

Average

3 h 43 m

Trains per day

42

Distance

304 km

Of the 42 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for Munich every day 23 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 304 km distance in an average of 3 h 43 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 13 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 56 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.

Fastest
05:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h13 09:07AMMunich Hbf
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$871One-way
2nd Fastest
08:54PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 12:10AMMunich Hbf
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$371One-way
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04:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 08:10AMMunich Hbf
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$971One-way
07:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h17 11:11AMMunich Hbf
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$871One-way
10:54AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h17 02:11PMMunich Hbf
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$971One-way

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Train Information from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

distanceDistance188 miles (304 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$36 (€29)
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 18 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. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $36 (€29), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $12 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and arrive in München Hbf.

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
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 24 a day

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Frankfurt am Main and Munich and when traveling by train:

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

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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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?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Frankfurt am Main and Munich for the next 7 days starting from $12 (€10)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a train between Frankfurt am Main and Munich?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Frankfurt am Main to Munich train to cost on average $36 (€29)  one way.
How far is it from Frankfurt am Main to Munich by train?
The Frankfurt am Main to Munich train distance is approximately 188 miles (304 km).
How many hours is the train time to Munich from Frankfurt am Main?
On average the Frankfurt am Main to Munich train time is 3 h 18 min  covering the 188 miles (304 km) long journey, 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?

There are a few train stations in Frankfurt am Main to start your journey from including Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. In Munich you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen   and arrive in München Hbf.

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and need to travel around 6 mile (s) / 10 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Munich most often arrive at München Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers 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 between Frankfurt am Main and Munich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any nonstop train services from Frankfurt am Main to Munich?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Frankfurt am Main to Munich with Deutsche Bahn, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
How many train services are there between Frankfurt am Main and Munich a day?
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 departing from Frankfurt am Main to Munich leaves at 4: 48 AM. The last train departing from Frankfurt am Main to Munich leaves at 10: 07 PM. You can find the latest Frankfurt am Main to Munich train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I book the Frankfurt am Main to Munich train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains from Frankfurt am Main to Munich to cost on average $36 (€29) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Frankfurt am Main to Munich train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Frankfurt am Main
Munich
Frankfurt(Main) Hbf
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