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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3 h 43 m
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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.
|Distance||188 miles (304 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 18 min|
|Average train ticket price||$36 (€29)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche 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.
Find the best trains between Frankfurt am Main and Munich with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $12 (€10). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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