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There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$80 - $130

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Rideshare  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Frankfurt 248.5 miles

$19 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N952 / ...

$24 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Frankfurt am Main 245.3 miles

$50 - $75

Subway to Munich, fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA

$83 - $228

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA

$133 - $262

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Frankfurt (FRA) STR - FRA

$128 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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The distance between Munich and Frankfurt am Main is 304 km. The road distance is 392.5 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs 65€ - 120€.

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The train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3 h 14 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Munich to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Munich to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs 65€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 90€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 190.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 14 min. Urlaubs-Express also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from München Ost to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Crnja Tours
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from München ZOB to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
eurolines.de
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Munich to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Munich to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Frankfurt am Main is 393 km. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Munich to Frankfurt am Main.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Munich to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 678+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Munich and Frankfurt am Main. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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