The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Munich to Frankfurt am Main is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 36 trains that leave Munich for Frankfurt am Main every day 24 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||188 miles (304 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 53 min|
|Average train ticket price||$32 (€29)|
|Train frequency||28 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 26 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Munich to Frankfurt am Main cover the 188 miles (304 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 53 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 28 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $20 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $32 (€29). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.
For as little as $20 (€18) you can travel by train between Munich and Frankfurt am Main with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
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 Munich to Frankfurt am Main train.
Munich to Frankfurt am Main train information with Deutsche Bahn:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
There are a few train stations in Munich to start your trip from including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. In Frankfurt am Main you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, München Hbf, located approximately 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center of Munich. The most popular arrival train station in Frankfurt am Main, called Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, is located around 9.2 miles (14.8 km) away from its city center.
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