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There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow to Munich by bus, plane, train, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Munich  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Munich (MUC) EDI - MUC

€62 - €165

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  30h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to München

€61 - €93

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Fly Glasgow to Munich  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Munich (MUC) GLA - MUC

€67 - €229

Fly Glasgow to Nuremberg, train  •  8h 6m

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

€148 - €443

Train  •  15h 33m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...

€398 - €1152

Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...

€370 - €1163

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 47m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Munich

€335 - €431

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 54m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Munich

€205 - €311

Glasgow to Munich by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Munich is around 17h 14m and covers a distance of around 1818 km. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 17m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Buses, Eurostar and others, the Glasgow to Munich service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Muenchen Hbf. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
17h 14m
Fastest journey time:
15h 17m
Journey distance:
1818 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€423
Carbon emissions:
95 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:32
Last service departs at:
17:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Munich train and bus schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
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  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Germany.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Munich is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £80 and takes 30h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Munich is to bus and fly which costs £50 - £150 and takes 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Munich. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at München via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Munich. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Muenchen Hbf via Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 42m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Munich is 1378 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Munich without a car is to train which takes 15h 33m and costs £340 - £1,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 50m to get from Glasgow to Munich, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Munich bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Munich train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Munich is to fly which takes 7h 22m and costs £55 - £200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £340 - £1,000 and takes 15h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Munich.
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  • Distance: 1377.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 50m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Munich, Germany?

KLM, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Glasgow to Munich every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Munich via London Euston, Euston Station, St Pancras International, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 15h 33m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Flights from Glasgow to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Glasgow to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from Edinburgh to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from Glasgow to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €470
Flights from Glasgow to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Edinburgh to Munich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Glasgow to Munich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Munich via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Glasgow to Munich via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Munich via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
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 Frankfurt to Munich central station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
Flixtrain
Eurostar
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(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Railjet
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 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to München
Ave. Duration
20h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators

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Glasgow to Munich bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at München station.

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Munich is 1h ahead of Glasgow. It is currently 5:56 PM in Glasgow and 6:56 PM in Munich.

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

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Air France, Lufthansa, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Munich Airport.

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