How to travel from Munich to Frankfurt am Main

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from Munich to Frankfurt am Main

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

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To get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main on Dec 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Frankfurt am Main from Munich

distanceDistance188 miles (304 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $98
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $10 (€9) • 1 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $10 (€9) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 188 miles (304 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main.

Travel from Munich to Frankfurt: Journey Details

Traveling between Munich and Frankfurt is easy to arrange, fast and very affordable. Travelers in Germany who want to commute between cities may choose between bus, rail or airplane journeys, depending on which suits their unique travel requirements. They can also opt for a rideshare option, which shortens the journey duration by a few hours and is likewise, very affordable. It is also possible to travel by private rental car, which can be collected at the airport upon arrival.

Return trips from Frankfurt to Munich are also available.

How to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Munich to Frankfurt am Main, 83,80% 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 Munich to Frankfurt am Main 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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Buses from Munich to Frankfurt

There are regular buses from Munich to Frankfurt available every day of the week. Bus trips are offered by Megabus, Flixbus and Eurolines. Buses depart from Munich coach station. One change journeys from Munich to Frankfurt take between 7.5 to 8.5 hours to arrive at Frankfurt central bus station.

Trains from Munich to Frankfurt

There are regular and frequent high speed trains traveling from Munich to Frankfurt every day. Trains from Munich to Frankfurt are offered by Deutsche Bahn and usually require approximately 3.5 hours to complete the journey. Train journeys are substantially cheaper than flights and the journey is only about 30 minutes longer.

Flights from Munich to Frankfurt

Regular flights from Munich and Frankfurt are available every day of the week. Flights from Munich to Frankfurt take about 2h50m and are a fast and affordable transportation optrion. Lufthansa offers nonstop flights which depart from Munich Airport and arrive at Frankfurt airport. There are also flights offered by Air Berlin, which are 1-stop flights. Lufthansa also offers 1-stop flights.

Travel Tips: Travel from Munich to Frankfurt am Main

Travel Tips: Travel 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

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

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€9) compared to other travel options to Frankfurt am Main:

A flight is $42 (€38) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Munich to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $51 (€47).

A flight is $88 (€81) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main costing on average $98 (€90).

The fastest way to get to Frankfurt am Main from Munich is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Frankfurt am Main can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 32 min.

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

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

  • 10 buses per day.
  • 28 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from München, ZOB and arrive in Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1).
  • Most travelers take a flight from Munich Airport to Frankfurt am Main Airport.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Munich to Frankfurt am Main depart from München Hbf to Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Munich to Frankfurt am Main, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Frankfurt am Main. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Munich to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $51 (€47).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Frankfurt am Main by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Munich to Frankfurt am Main tickets on Omio for $98 (€90).

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

  • You can find around 6 direct buses per day and travel with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 26 direct trains per day.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Munich to Frankfurt am Main? Many Omio customers who go from Munich to Frankfurt am Main usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam from Frankfurt am Main, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Munich to Frankfurt am Main, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $51 (€47) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $10 (€9) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $98 (€90) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Munich to Frankfurt am Main online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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