How to travel from Vienna to Munich

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from Vienna to Munich

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

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To get from Vienna to Munich on Dec 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h11 05:41PMMunich Hbf
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07:45AMVienna13h30 09:15PMMünchen, ZOB
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11:30AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h11 03:41PMMunich Hbf
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05:30PMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h11 09:41PMMunich Hbf
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501One-way
07:30AMWien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)4h11 11:41AMMunich Hbf
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501One-way

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Travel Information from Vienna to Munich

distanceDistance220 miles (355 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$26 - $137
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $26 (€24) • 3 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $137 (€125) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Westbahn

Travel 220 miles (355 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Munich from Vienna. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Westbahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Vienna to Munich.

How to Travel from Vienna to Munich

If you want to attend Oktoberfest or just need to see friends in Munich, getting there from Vienna is simple. You can take a leisurely bus journey, relax on the train or catch an express flight that will get you there in a couple of hours.

Trains from Vienna to Munich | Buses from Vienna to Munich | Flights from Vienna to Munich

Vienna to Munich Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€25

4:33 h

1 Week Ahead

trains

€46

4:00 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€154

0:50 h

1 Week Before



What is the best way to travel from Vienna to Munich?

Cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Munich


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Vienna to Munich. Buses traveling from Vienna to Munich depart from one of Vienna's Erdberg, Südtiroler Platz, or Westbahnhof Europaplatz bus stations and take approximately 4 and a half hours to arrive at Munich ZOB. Buses are an average of €21 cheaper than taking the train. Approximately 18 buses travel from Vienna to Munich per day. Bus companies that travel from Vienna to Munich include Flixbus, Eurolines, and Hellö.


Fastest way to travel from Vienna to Munich


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Vienna to Munich. A Vienna to Munich usually only requires 50 minutes of flight time; however, when transport to and from the Vienna and Munich airports are taken into consideration, the journey will take approximately 4:15 h. Flights traveling from Vienna to Munich depart from Vienna's International airport and arrive at Munich airport. Airlines that fly directly from Vienna to Munich include Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines. Approximately 18 direct flights travel from Vienna to Munich every day.


Most popular way to travel from Vienna to Munich


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Vienna to Munich. Trains traveling from Vienna to Munich depart from either Vienna Westbahnhof or Hauptbahnhof and take approximately 4 hours to arrive at Munich Hauptbahnhof. There are approximately 20 trains traveling from Vienna to Munich every day, with the first departing Vienna at 5:30 a.m. All trains that travel from Vienna to Munich are operated by Deutsche Bahn.


How to get from Vienna to Munich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Vienna to Munich, 85,07% 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 Vienna 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Vienna 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 Vienna to Munich.
FAQs

International travel from Vienna, Austria to Munich, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Austria?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Munich if traveling from Vienna?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Munich, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Vienna and Munich.

Return travel to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Austria from Germany?

Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Austria from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Austria?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Austria to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Vienna, Austria was last verified on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Vienna from Munich.

There are 4 ways to travel to Munich from Vienna including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Munich is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $26 (€24) compared to other travel options to Munich:

A train is $51 (€46) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Vienna to Munich costing on average $77 (€70).

A train is $111 (€101) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Vienna to Munich costing on average $137 (€125).

The quickest way to travel from Vienna to Munich is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Munich by bus can take on average 5 h 10 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 45 min   on average.

Munich is approximately 220 miles (355 km) away from Vienna.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Munich is:

  • Around 7 buses per day.
  • Around 18 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Vienna to Munich 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 from Vienna to Munich:

  • Buses most often depart from Vienna at Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Munich at München, ZOB.
  • Flights from Vienna to Munich most often leave from Vienna International Airport and arrive in Munich Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in München Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Munich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Vienna to Munich tickets on Omio for $77 (€70).
  • Eurowings can get you to Munich by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Eurowings from Vienna to Munich for $137 (€125) on Omio.
  • Westbahn can take you to Munich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Westbahn from Vienna to Munich for $26 (€24).

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 7 direct buses per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn, Westbahn or ÖBB with 12 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Vienna to Munich don't make Munich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Munich are Berlin, Prague or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Munich to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $77 (€70) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $137 (€125) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $26 (€24) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Vienna 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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