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There are 11 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich by train, bus, night train, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Nuremberg  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...

€94 - €189

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Bus  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station BlaBlaCar Bus

€18 - €23

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Train  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice

€160 - €230

Night train  •  8h

  1. Take the night train from Berlin central station to Munich central station Flx35

€27 - €31

Night bus  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the night bus from Berlin central bus station to Munich central bus station N86

€33 - €46

Rideshare  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Munich 582.9 km

€22 - €35

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich 582.4 km

€60 - €95

Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  3h 32m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Munich (MUC) BER - MUC

€69 - €288

Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Munich (MUC) TXL - MUC

€59 - €287

Train to Leipzig, fly  •  4h 11m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Munich (MUC) LEJ - MUC

€99 - €534

Train to Dresden, fly  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Munich (MUC) DRS - MUC

€90 - €355

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Munich is around 4h 59m and covers a distance of around 645 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 7m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Muenchen Hbf. Typically 143 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 59m
Fastest train time:
4h 7m
Trains per week:
143
Cheapest price:
€94
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:30
Last train departs at:
22:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich train schedules

Berlin Hauptbahnhof → Munich
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich is to bus, which costs €18 - €23 and takes 8h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich is to fly which costs €55 - €290 and takes 3h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin - Central Train Station station and arriving at Munich - Bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Muenchen Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 55m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Munich is 504 km. The road distance is 582.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 4h 42m and costs €90 - €190.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Train Station.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich is to train via Nuremberg which takes 4h 42m and costs €90 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €23 and takes 8h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €65 - €290 and takes 3h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich.
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  • Distance: 504.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Munich, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich via Nuernberg Hbf in around 4h 42m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station 3 times a day. Tickets cost €18 - €23 and the journey takes 8h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€280 - €950
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €410
Flights from Dresden to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€280 - €950
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€160 - €230
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night train from Berlin central station to Munich central station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Berlin - Central Train Station to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Berlin central bus station to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Munich - Bus station.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich is 582 km. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Munich.

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