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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Munich by train, bus, night train, 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  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Munich central bus station 034 / ...

€17 - €35

6 alternative options

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

Rideshare  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Munich 582.9 km

€22 - €35

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf 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

€64 - €258

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

€104 - €533

Berlin to Munich by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Munich is around 5h 11m 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 to Munich train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Muenchen Hbf. Typically 149 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 11m
Fastest train time:
4h 7m
Train distance:
645 km
Trains per week:
149
Cheapest price:
€111
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 to Munich train schedules

Berlin → Munich
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Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in Germany

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 116 117

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Munich is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Munich is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Munich is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Munich is to bus which costs €17 - €35 and takes 7h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin to Munich is to fly which takes 3h 32m and costs €60 - €260.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Munich central bus station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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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 and Munich is 505 km. The road distance is 582.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin 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 to Munich, including transfers.

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Berlin to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin 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 to Munich is to train via Nuremberg which takes 4h 42m and costs €90 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €35 and takes 7h 10m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €260 and takes 3h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Munich.
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  • Distance: 504.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Munich via Nuernberg Hbf in around 4h 42m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Munich central bus station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €28 - €35 and the journey takes 7h 10m. Blablabus also services this route 5 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €320
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €410
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
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
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Abellio
Bus operators
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
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - ZOB to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus
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 to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich central bus station.

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Berlin 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 to Munich is 582 km. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Berlin to Munich.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Munich train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Berlin to Munich bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 475+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin 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 Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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