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The cheapest trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main

Showing times and prices for Jun 25

Cheapest

$28

Average

$28

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 Munich to Frankfurt am Main will cost around $ 28 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 28.

Cheapest
08:55AMMunich3h45 12:40PMFrankfurt am Main
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$281One-way
Cheapest
08:55AMMunich3h33 12:28PMFrankfurt Main, PR Süd
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$281One-way

Timetable Munich to Frankfurt am Main

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08:55AMMunich3h45 12:40PMFrankfurt am Main
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08:55AMMunich3h33 12:28PMFrankfurt Main, PR Süd
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Fri
Jun 25
$25FlixTrain
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
Jun 26
$19FlixTrain
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$233Lufthansa
Sun
Jun 27
$13FlixTrain
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$233Lufthansa
Mon
Jun 28
$38Deutsche Bahn
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$195Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Jun 29
$38Deutsche Bahn
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$195Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Jun 30
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$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$242Lufthansa
Thu
Jul 1
$30Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
Jul 2
$25FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$143Lufthansa
Sat
Jul 3
$10FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$134Lufthansa
Sun
Jul 4
$30Deutsche Bahn with connection
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$134Lufthansa
Mon
Jul 5
$10FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$195Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Jul 6
$23Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$164Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Jul 7
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$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$173Lufthansa
Thu
Jul 8
$30Deutsche Bahn
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$173Lufthansa
Fri
Jul 9
$10FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$120Lufthansa
Sat
Jul 10
$10FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$111Lufthansa
Sun
Jul 11
$23Deutsche Bahn
$23BlaBlaCar Bus
$111Lufthansa
Mon
Jul 12
$11FlixTrain
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$111Lufthansa
Tue
Jul 13
$23Deutsche Bahn with connection
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$134Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Jul 14
$23Deutsche Bahn
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$143Lufthansa

The fastest trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main

Showing times and prices for Jun 25

Fastest Journey

3 h 33 m

Average

3 h 39 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

304 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Munich for Frankfurt am Main every day 2 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 39 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 33 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 45 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
08:55AMMunich3h33 12:28PMFrankfurt Main, PR Süd
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$281One-way
2nd Fastest
08:55AMMunich3h45 12:40PMFrankfurt am Main
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$281One-way

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Journey Summary

Munich to Frankfurt am Main Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 54 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $22
Trains depart from:Munich
Trains arrive in:Frankfurt am Main
Distance:304 km
Train Companies:Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn
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Train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn

You can travel by train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $13 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Munich and Frankfurt am Main in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your trip from Munich to Frankfurt am Main on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Munich and Frankfurt am Main is 188 miles (304 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Munich and Frankfurt am Main start at $38 (€30).

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

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

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

Trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main

There are excellent rail links between major German cities on the Deutsche Bahn network. Travelers from Bavaria planning a trip north west through Germany can book a direct train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main. Trains operate seven days a week, with frequent daily departures from morning to late evening, in addition to an overnight service. The journey times on this route from Munich are around three hours and 15 minutes. Some additional indirect trains via  Nuremberg increase the travel options to Frankfurt am Main.  

Munich to Frankfurt am Main Train Time: Daily Departures

From Monday-Saturday there are 20 daily direct high-speed trains from Munich to Frankfurt am  Main. These ICE express trains operate hourly from very early in the morning until late evening, and include an overnight service leaving Munich around midnight. Sunday schedules offer 18 direct trains, with slightly fewer early morning departures. There are eight additional daily indirect connections from Munich via Nuremberg, with morning, afternoon and evening departure times.  

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

The fastest direct train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main is the mid evening Deutsche Bahn ICE high-speed service taking three hours and nine minutes to complete the 209 mile (336 km) trip north west to Frankfurt. Most other direct trains take up to ten minutes longer, and the overnight connection takes five hours and 29 minutes. The fastest indirect service via Nuremberg takes a total journey time of three hours and 21 minutes to reach Frankfurt am Main.     

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

Departure train station: Munich Hauptbahnhof is located in the heart of Munich, 15 minutes walk from the historic center, with plentiful public transport connections available on U-Bahn and S-Bahn local trains. The terminus has a wide variety of stores, cafe-bars, fast food outlets,  luggage storage lockers, free WiFi, ATMs and a first class lounge.  

Arrival train station: Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof is located on the west side of the city center, with public transport links on  S-Bahn and U-Bahn lines taking ten minutes to get downtown. Facilities at the station include a food mini-market, a pub, coffee shops, luggage storage desk, noodle bar, ice-cream kiosks, car rental agencies, ATMs and taxi stands. 

Which train companies travel from Munich to Frankfurt am Main?

The German national rail company Deutsche Bahn provides all the direct trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main, and indirect connections via Nuremberg. Trains on this route are Deutsche Bahn's high-speed ICE  express services traveling at up to 186 mph. 

Deutsche Bahn Munich to Frankfurt am Main

Deutsche Bahn runs direct trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main seven days a week. Schedules include an hourly service from early morning to late evening and the overnight sleeper service. Most direct connections take around three hours and 15 minutes on average to reach Frankfurt am Main. Additional indirect trains via Nuremberg operate eight times daily, with journey times around 30 minutes longer than direct services.  

Munich to Frankfurt am Main Trains: Services On Board

Deutsche Bahn ICE express trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main offer passengers a choice of first and second class seating. Train facilities include free WiFi, onboard catering with drinks and refreshments, and power sockets for cell phones and laptops.  Cyclists can take their bikes on ICE trains only if they are folded or dismantled and carried in a case. Small pets in carriers travel for free on Deutsche Bahn trains, while larger dogs have to be muzzled and need a ticket, charged at around 50% of a standard fare. Deutsche Bahn ICE trains have dedicated spaces for wheelchair users, but these are limited and should be pre-booked. Passengers with restricted mobility can request assistance from train staff when boarding and alighting. or changing trains. It is advisable to contact the company at least 48 hours prior to departure to organize any relevant assistance.

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

The Deutsche Bahn ICE ticketing system rewards passengers who book well in advance for travel on a high-speed train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main. Leaving arrangements until the last minute could make it very difficult to find an economical fare on this route. The Omio booking platform will give a useful overview of the variety of fares available, but in general the lowest prices for travel to Frankfurt am Main are usually available on very early morning or late evening departures from Munich. Where possible, avoid traveling during peak travel times. Use the Omio travel booking tool to search days either side of the travel date, to see if there are cheaper options available.

Train tickets from Munich to Frankfurt am Main: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 42 €
2 weeks earlier 36 €17%
3 weeks earlier 36 €17%
1 month before 33 €27%
2 months earlier 33 €27%
3 months earlier 30 €40%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Munich - Frankfurt am Main. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Munich - Frankfurt am Main 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 17% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Munich - Frankfurt am Main with 2 months in advance you save up to about 27% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 40%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main
Travel by train to Frankfurt am Main easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Munich to Frankfurt am Main.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main to cost as little as $13 (€10)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Munich and Frankfurt am Main?
The Munich to Frankfurt am Main train ticket price is on average $26 (€20)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Munich to Frankfurt am Main by train?
The Munich to Frankfurt am Main train distance is approximately 188 miles (304 km).
How long is the train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main?
On average the Munich to Frankfurt am Main train time is 3 h 35 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.
What train station in Munich goes to Frankfurt am Main? What train station do I come into Frankfurt am Main from Munich?

When taking a train from Munich, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. When you arrive in Frankfurt am Main, your train can arrive in train stations including Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and Frankfurt Main Ost.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from München Hbf   to Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from München Hbf and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Frankfurt am Main.

Which train companies should I travel with from Munich to Frankfurt am Main?
Take the Munich to Frankfurt am Main train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Munich and Frankfurt am Main as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first train depart from Munich to Frankfurt am Main? When does the last train depart from Munich to Frankfurt am Main?
The first Munich to Frankfurt am Main train departs at 4: 46 AM   and the last train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main leaves at 10: 01 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Munich to Frankfurt am Main on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Munich to Frankfurt am Main for the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Munich to Frankfurt am Main within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $26 (€20) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Frankfurt am Main from Munich are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
Frankfurt am Main
München Hbf
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, U8<br>Bus lines 58<br>Tram lines 16, 17, 20, 21, 22
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
München Ost
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