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Overview: Train from London to Munich

distanceDistance569 miles (917 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from London to Munich cover the 569 miles (917 km) long journey with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in München Hbf.

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London to Munich with Deutsche Bahn

Find the best journey from London to Munich with Omio's train partners Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn

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 London 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.

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

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

    Trains from London to Munich: Journey Details

    Catching the train from London to Munich is simple, but there are no direct train routes between the two cities. The fastest daily routes involves two changes (in Brussels and Frankfurt) and takes between 9 hours and 9 hours 30 minutes. Trains from London to Munich are operated by a combination of Eurostar from London to Brussels, and Deutsche Bahn, from Brussels to various German destinations. The earliest trains leave London at 6:50 a.m. and the final departure (an overnight train) leaves at 7:30 p.m. There is only one departure on Sundays, but at least 5 every other day.

    Return trains from Munich to London are also available.


    Deutsche Bahn trains from London 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 London 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 London to Munich and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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    Taking the Train from London

    All services between London and Munich depart from London St Pancras station, the terminus for all Eurostar trains. The best option To reach St Pancras will usually be catching a Tube. Take the Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith and City, Circle or Metropolitan lines to Kings Cross. Alternatively, you can take trains from suburbs like Borehamwood, or hop on buses like the 73, 476 or 10 from various central districts. The Tube runs until 12:30 a.m., so should be convenient for all trains to Munich.

    Getting into Munich by Train

    Munich is one of Europe's great historical destinations. It boasts gorgeous medieval architecture (such as the Michaelskirche and the Alter Hof), huge riverside beer gardens, the green spaces of the beautiful Tiergarten and the sporting excitement of watching Bayern Munich. All trains from London arrive at the city's Hauptbahnhof. Centrally located, the Hauptbahnhof is a 10 minute Metro ride away from most central sights and hotels. The Metro runs until 1:00 a.m. every night, so it should be available whenever your train arrives. There are also night buses for inconvenient arrival times, and a taxi rank right outside the station.

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    FAQs
    Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between London and Munich?

    Travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Munich, Germany is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Munich from London restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

    What are the safety rules to follow in Munich, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 12/6/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from London to Munich closer to your date of departure here

    What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Munich, Germany?

    Return travel from Germany to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Munich?

    Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Munich?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
    • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    Last checked on 12/6/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Munich.

    What is the distance from London to Munich by train?
    The train distance from London to Munich is around 569 miles (917 km).
    Which train station from London to Munich do I depart from? Which Munich train station from London do I arrive in?

    Some of the London train stations to Munich you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. 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 London Victoria   and arriving in München Hbf.

    Where is the London train station located? Where is the Munich train station located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at München Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the train station to the city center in Munich.

    Which train providers can get me from London to Munich?
    For the trip from London to Munich you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between London and Munich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many train services are there from London to Munich a day?
    The average number of trains departing London for Munich is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Munich
    London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your trip to Munich.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    Public transit options for London Euston
    Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
    Overground lines: Watford DC
    Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
    Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    Public transit options for London Kings Cross
    Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
    Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
    Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    24/7
    Public transit options for London Paddington
    Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
    Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
    Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 2078437688
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
    Public transit options for London St Pancras International
    Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
    Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
    Bus lines: 326, 139