There are 11 ways to get from Erfurt to Munich by train, bus, rideshare, car, car train 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  •  2h 14m

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

65€ - 95€

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Rideshare  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the rideshare from Erfurt to Munich 412.7 km

15€ - 25€

9 alternative options

Train via Nuremberg  •  2h 32m

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

68€ - 126€

Bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Erfurt to Munich, Munich central bus station 029

20€ - 25€

Drive, car train  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from Erfurt to Würzburg Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Würzburg Hbf to München Ost Uex 1385

113€ - 144€

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Erfurt to Munich 412.7 km

45€ - 75€

Train to Leipzig, fly  •  3h 36m

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

89€ - 322€

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Munich (MUC) NUE - MUC

94€ - 239€

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 14m

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

123€ - 329€

Train to Dresden, fly  •  5h 3m

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

124€ - 336€

Train to Paderborn, fly  •  5h 51m

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

153€ - 349€

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The cheapest way to get from Erfurt to Munich is to rideshare which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 4h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Erfurt to Munich is to train which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 2h 14m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Erfurt Hbf and arriving at Muenchen Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 14m.

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The distance between Erfurt and Munich is 318 km. The road distance is 412.7 km.

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Munich without a car is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs 65€ - 95€.

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The train from Erfurt Hbf to Muenchen Hbf takes 2h 14m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Erfurt to Munich is to train which takes 2h 14m and costs 65€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 25€ and takes 6h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Erfurt to Munich.
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  • Distance: 318.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Erfurt to Munich hourly. Tickets cost 65€ - 95€ and the journey takes 2h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Erfurt to Munich 4 times a day. Tickets cost 20€ - 25€ and the journey takes 6h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Nuremberg to Munich
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 2500€
Flights from Dresden to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Paderborn to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 2500€
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 Erfurt Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Würzburg Hbf to München Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Abellio
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Erfurt to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
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 Erfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 25€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Erfurt to Munich is 413 km. It takes approximately 3h 43m to drive from Erfurt to Munich.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Leipzig Airport to Munich Airport.

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

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