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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Ilmenau by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Bamberg  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Bamberg Ice
  2. Take the train from Bamberg to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf ZUG to Ilmenau ZUG

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Würzburg 028 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Würzburg to Ilmenau 215

$25 - $42

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Train  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf ZUG to Ilmenau ZUG Stb 46 / ...

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Ilmenau 215.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Nuremberg (NUE) MUC - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf ZUG to Ilmenau ZUG

Fly to Leipzig, train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Leipzig (LEJ) MUC - LEJ
  2. Take the train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf ZUG to Ilmenau ZUG

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf ZUG to Ilmenau ZUG

Fly to Paderborn, train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Paderborn (PAD) MUC - PAD
  2. Take the train from Paderborn Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf ZUG to Ilmenau ZUG

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Ilmenau is to bus which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Ilmenau is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich station to Ilmenau. However, there are services departing from Munich, Munich central bus station and arriving at Ilmenau via Würzburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Ilmenau. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Ilmenau ZUG via Bamberg and Erfurt Hbf ZUG. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Munich and Ilmenau is 287 km. The road distance is 345.1 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Ilmenau without a car is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Munich to Ilmenau, including transfers.

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Munich to Ilmenau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Munich to Ilmenau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Ilmenau is to train which takes 4 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Ilmenau.
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  • Distance: 179.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany?

You can take a train from Munich to Ilmenau via Bamberg and Erfurt Hbf ZUG in around 4 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Ilmenau via Würzburg in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Munich to Paderborn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bamberg to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Halle(Saale)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Süd Thüringen Bahn
Phone
+49 (0)3693 5086 0
Email
info@sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Website
sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf ZUG to Ilmenau ZUG
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sued-thueringen-bahn.de
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Website
abellio.de
Train from Halle to Erfurt Hbf ZUG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
abellio.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Würzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Würzburg to Ilmenau
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Nuremberg Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Munich to Ilmenau bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Ilmenau station.

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Munich to Ilmenau train services, operated by Süd Thüringen Bahn, arrive at Ilmenau ZUG station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Ilmenau is 345 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Munich to Ilmenau.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Nuremberg Airport.

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