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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich by train, bus, rideshare, car 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 37 min

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

$85 - $130

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Rideshare  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Munich 249.2 miles

$11 - $35

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station 028 / ...

$22 - $95

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Munich Ouibus

$18 - $25

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Munich 245.6 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Frankfurt to Munich  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC

$94 - $239

Fly Frankfurt to Salzburg, train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$136 - $366

Fly Frankfurt to Nuremberg, train  •  5 h 24 min

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

$128 - $264

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Munich  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Munich (MUC) STR - MUC

$127 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is to bus which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 7 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is to fly which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 2 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at München Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Munich is 304 km. The road distance is 392.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs 70€ - 120€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf takes 3 h 37 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is to train which takes 3 h 37 min and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 80€ and takes 6 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 210€ and takes 2 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich.
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  • Distance: 190.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 37 min. Urlaubs-Express also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Munich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min. Eurolines DE also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Stuttgart to Munich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to München Ost
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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 Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Munich is 393 km. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Munich.

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Royal Jordanian, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Munich train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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

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There are 761+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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