There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train via Nuremberg  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...

72€ - 148€

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Rideshare  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Munich 398.7 km

10€ - 30€

7 alternative options

Train  •  3h 38m

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

40€ - 120€

Bus  •  5h 25m

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

14€ - 85€

Bus via Munich - Airport  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Munich - Airport BlaBlaBus

25€ - 28€

Night train  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Muenchen Hbf Nj

30€ - 45€

Drive  •  3h 32m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Munich 392.9 km

45€ - 70€

Fly to Munich  •  2h 58m

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

84€ - 334€

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  3h 35m

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

87€ - 307€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 30€ and takes 4h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is to fly which costs 80€ - 340€ and takes 2h 58m.

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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 three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Muenchen Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 38m.

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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 via Nuremberg which takes 3h 26m and costs 70€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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

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

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Munich via Nuernberg Hbf in around 3h 26m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 21€ - 27€ and the journey takes 5h 25m. Six other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 400€
Flights from Frankfurt to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Railjet
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
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 120€
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Urlaubs-Express
Nightjet
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Frankfurt StuttgarterStrasse to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
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Nomago
Economy
18€ - 25€
Premium
21€ - 29€
Family&friends
24€ - 35€
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 Frankfurt to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Frankfurt to Munich - Airport
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Karat-S
Eurolines DE
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to München ZOB Hackerbrucke
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Atmaxha
Phone
+383 (0)29 226666
Email
info@atmaxhatrans.com
Website
atmaxhatrans.com
Bus from Frankfurt to München
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
atmaxhatrans.com
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atmaxhatrans.com
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 Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 30€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is to train via Nuremberg which takes 3h 26m and costs 70€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 85€ and takes 5h 25m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 340€ and takes 2h 58m.

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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 Intercity-Express, arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Munich is 393 km. It takes approximately 3h 32m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Munich.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Munich Airport.

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

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

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There are 901+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at 87€ 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 line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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