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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 Vienna to Munich will cost around $ 115 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 50.
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4 h 44 m
Trains per day
Of the 20 trains that leave Vienna for Munich every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 356 km distance in an average of 4 h 44 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h .
The slowest trains will take 9 h 4 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||220 miles (355 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h|
|Average train ticket price||$37 (€31)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, FlixTrain, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | S-Bahn|
Trains from Vienna to Munich cover the 220 miles (355 km) long route taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, ÖBB | Railjet, FlixTrain, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | ICE, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | Euro City (EC) or ÖBB | S-Bahn. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $37 (€31), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $32 (€27). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in München Hbf.
Travel between Vienna and Munich from $32 (€27) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.
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 Vienna to Munich train.
When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets to Munich from Vienna don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
Trains in Europe are an effective way of traveling between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains from Vienna to Munich are operated by Deutsche Bahn and take 4 and 10 hours to arrive in Munich depending on the service chosen. There are usually 21 trains traveling from Vienna to Munich per day. Some trains are direct; however, most trains require a transfer in either Salzburg or Plattling. The first train departs Vienna at 5:30 a.m. while the last leaves at 11:54 p.m. Vienna to Munich trains depart from either Wien Hauptbahnhof or Wien Westbahnhof and arrive at München Hauptbahnhof.
Travelers can usually offset some of cost of Vienna to Munich train tickets by planning ahead and checking the prices before booking.
Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Vienna to Munich trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:
Most trains depart from Wien Hauptbahnhof (or central train station) located in Vienna's city center. Other trains depart from Wien Westbahnhof located at Europaplatz 2 and is well connected to Vienna's city centre by the Vienna Metro system (U-Bahn) and the tram network. Travelers can reach the station by taking the S-Bahn-line S50 or the U3 or U6 underground lines. Six tram lines have stops outside the station entrance.
Most trains arrive at Munich’s main station, München Hauptbahnhof, which is conveniently located close to the city center. Much of the city can be explored on foot, but Munich’s main station is also well connected by public transport. Just outside the main station entrance, visitors will find a number of bus and tram stops to take them into the city center. Alternatively, travelers have the option of taking the S-Bahn or U-Bahn, which are located beneath the station.
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:
Travel between Vienna, Austria and Munich, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 1/28/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Munich from Vienna as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Vienna, Austria from Munich is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/27/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Vienna from Munich closer to your date of departure here here.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in München Hbf.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 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.
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