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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich by train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 37m

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

40€ - 120€

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Rideshare  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Munich 398.2 km

10€ - 35€

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Bus and ferry  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to München

14€ - 19€

Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. to Munich central bus station K1959 / ...

40€ - 60€

Night train  •  5h 26m

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

30€ - 85€

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Munich 392.4 km

40€ - 65€

Fly from Frankfurt  •  2h 53m

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

84€ - 324€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Munich (MUC) CGN - MUC

83€ - 433€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is to bus and ferry which costs 14€ - 19€ and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is to fly which costs 80€ - 330€ and takes 2h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt am Main and arriving at München. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6h 44m.

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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 37m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Munich is 304 km. The road distance is 392.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich without a car is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs 40€ - 120€.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. 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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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich is to train which takes 3h 37m and costs 40€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 7h, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 330€ and takes 2h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Munich.
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  • Distance: 304.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 3h 37m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Frankfurt am Main to München twice a week. Tickets cost 14€ - 19€ and the journey takes 6h 44m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 500€
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
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 Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
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
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Railjet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Sued to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 85€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
Nightjet
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to München
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
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 Frankfurt - Main station to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
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€ - 26€
Premium
21€ - 30€
Family&friends
25€ - 35€
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
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Karat-S
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€ - 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 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 392 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Munich.

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Royal Jordanian 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 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 1930+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at 75€ 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 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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