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Travel Information between Frankfurt am Main and Munich

distanceDistance188 miles (304 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$16 - $158
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 5 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $158 (€137) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 188 miles (304 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Munich. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich.

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from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
09:00AM6h45
Frankfurt am Main
03:45PMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$321One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
09:00AM6h45
Frankfurt am Main
03:45PMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$321One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Lufthansa
08:15PM0h55
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
09:10PMMunich Airport (MUC)
$2711One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:09AM3h17
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
11:26AMMunich Hbf
$1171One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:20AM3h50
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:10PMMunich Hbf
$1251One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:49AM3h24
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
01:13PMMunich Hbf
$1301One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
01:45PM5h15
Frankfurt am Main
07:00PMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$321One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:15AM6h20
Frankfurt am Main
05:35PMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$321One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
04:00PM5h45
Frankfurt am Main
09:45PMMunich, Central Bus Station (ZOB)
$321One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
09:15PM0h55
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
10:10PMMunich Airport (MUC)
$2711One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
12:15PM0h55
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
01:10PMMunich Airport (MUC)
$3911One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
01:15PM0h55
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
02:10PMMunich Airport (MUC)
$3911One-way
0 transfers

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How to Travel from Frankfurt to Munich

Frankfurt and Munich are two popular cities for travelers in Germany. Munich is almost 400 kilometers southeast of Frankfurt. This journey is fastest by plane and slowest by bus. Planes and trains leave from the main airport and train station in Frankfurt. Different bus companies offer routes from various departure points in and around the city.

Fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Munich

The fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Munich; however, when travel time to and from Frankfurt and Munich's airports is taken into consideration, taking a Deutsche Bahn train is actually the fastest way to travel from Frankfurt to Munich. Flights depart from Frankfurt airport and arrive at Munich airport after an hour of flight time. Lufthansa is the only airline that offers direct flights between Frankfurt to Munich with approximately 10 flights departing Frankfurt per day.

Most popular way to travel from Frankfurt to Munich

Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Frankfurt to Munich. Traveling from Frankfurt to Munich by train is approximately 20 minutes faster than taking a flight when travel time to and from Frankfurt and Munich's airports is taken into consideration. Taking a train is also significantly less expensive that flying between Frankfurt to Munich. Alternatively, while buses are €53 less expensive, they also take at least 2 hours longer to arrive in Munich. Approximately 20 trains travel from Frankfurt to Munich per day with the first departing Frankfurt at 5:50 a.m.

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, 74,95% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

Travel on BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus and Lufthansa travel from Frankfurt am Main to Munich at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

TGV is a high-speed train company based in France with trains to Munich from Frankfurt am Main. It operates a fleet of modern, high-speed trains that can reach speeds of up to 320 km/h. The TGV offers a variety of train types, including the TGV Duplex, TGV Lyria, TGV InOui, and TGV OuiGo. Each train type offers different amenities, such as Wi-Fi, power outlets, and comfortable seating. The TGV also offers a variety of ticket types, including Standard, Flexi, and Prem's. Onboard facilities include a bar, restaurant, and luggage storage. The most popular routes for TGV are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly to Munich from Frankfurt am Main and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

        FAQs: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Munich

        FAQs: Travel to Munich 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 Frankfurt am Main to Munich.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options to Munich from Frankfurt am Main. You can take a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel to Munich from Frankfurt am Main is a bus with an average price of $16 (€14).

        This is compared to other travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Munich:

        A bus is $142 (€123) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $158 (€137) from Frankfurt am Main to Munich.

        A bus is $16 (€14) less than a train with an average ticket price of $32 (€28) from Frankfurt am Main to Munich.

        The quickest way to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Munich is by flight, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Getting to Munich by bus takes 5 h 15 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 3 h 8 min of travel time.

        The distance is approximately 188 miles (304 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Munich.

        The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is:

        • 4 buses a day.
        • Around 24 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Munich from Frankfurt am Main as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Frankfurt am Main to Munich:

        • Most travelers catch their bus from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Frankfurt (Terminal 1 - Busparkplatz P36) and arrive in Munich, Central Bus Station (ZOB).
        • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Munich depart from Frankfurt am Main Airport to Munich Airport.
        • Most travelers catch their train from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Munich Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Frankfurt am Main to Munich:

        • Travel with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, BlaBlaCar, Globtour Medjugorjie, Croatia Bus d. O. O. Movelia or Infobus to go to Munich by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Frankfurt am Main to Munich tickets on Omio for $16 (€14).
        • Travel with Lufthansa for flights to Munich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Frankfurt am Main to Munich tickets on Omio for $158 (€137).
        • Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or TGV can take you to Munich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Munich for $32 (€28).

        Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Munich with the following travel companies:

        • You can check for a direct bus to Munich with FlixBus with 1 direct bus per day.
        • You'll find 24 direct trains a day to Munich with Deutsche Bahn.

        Direct services to Munich tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Frankfurt am Main to Munich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Prague or Zurich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Frankfurt am Main and Munich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Munich and any of these top destinations today!
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