How to travel from London to Munich

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from London to Munich

You can get from London to Munich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Munich on Oct 04 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:25PMLondon Gatwick Airport1h55 09:20PMMunich Airport
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10:30PMLondon31h15 06:45AMMünchen, ZOB
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08:50AMLondon Heathrow Airport6h40 04:30PMMunich Airport
1 transfer
09:05PMLondon Gatwick Airport11h05 09:10AMMunich Airport
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06:20AMLondon Gatwick Airport1h50 09:10AMMunich Airport
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Travel Information between London and Munich

distanceDistance569 miles (917 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $180
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€5) • 12 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $161 (€155) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Eurowings

Travel 569 miles (917 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between London and Munich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Eurowings among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from London to Munich.

Traveling from London to Munich

Traveling from the capital of the UK across to Munich without flying does involve taking the train and changing often. The vast majority of people making this trip often opt for the simple 1 hour 45 min flight to Munich. A variety of providers offer direct services by air, including British Airways. Easyjet flights departing from Gatwick and Stansted tend to be the cheapest. Train services are run by Deutsche Bahn and invariably involve at least three changes with travel time falling anywhere between ten and fifteen hours (ideal for people with time to spare).

Bahn are the main provider of rail services between the London area and city of Munich with trains leaving London St Pancras station twice a day - once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Travel time varies depending on which connections you're forced to make, with trains usually stopping in Bruxelles-Midi Aachen HBF, Duren, Cologne and Frankfurt. Connections between stations are usually less than hour and total travel time often exceeds ten hours, on some occasions reaching longer than fifteen hours.

Easyjet provide the cheapest and quickest route from London locations to Munich by air, with a minimum of two flights departing from London on most days - usually one at each airport (typically Gatwick and Stansted). British Airways are a little more expensive but fly direct, allowing passengers to touch down in Munich after five hours of travel time. Air Berlin offer flights for those wishing to depart from Heathrow and London City airports.

Eurolines are the sole provider of a direct coach service to Munich offering a bus that leaves at 2:30 p.m. and arrives in this German city almost twenty-four hours later.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Munich

Travel Tips: 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 London to Munich.

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Munich, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Munich from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Munich, Germany from London?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Munich, Germany?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 10/2/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Munich from London closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Munich, Germany?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Munich?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 10/2/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Munich here.

There are 4 ways to get from London to Munich: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from London to Munich is by taking a train with an average price of $5 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options to Munich:

Taking a train is about $175 (€169) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $180 (€174) for this trip.

A train is $156 (€150) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from London to Munich costing on average $161 (€155).

The fastest way from London to Munich is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Munich that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 20 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 12 h 34 min   on average.

The distance from London to Munich is approximately 569 miles (917 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Munich is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 4 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Munich:

  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Munich Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in München Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Munich:

  • You can travel to Munich from London by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $180 (€174) with Flixbus from London to Munich.
  • You can travel between London and Munich by flight with Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $161 (€155) with Eurowings from London to Munich.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Munich with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 1 direct bus a day to Munich with Union Ivkoni International.

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 trip.

Omio customers who travel from London to Munich often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Prague or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Munich and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from London to Munich, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $180 (€174) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket costs $161 (€155) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $5 (€5) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Munich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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