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There are 8 ways to get from Kaiserslautern to Munich by train, bus, rideshare, car 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  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to München Hbf Ec

$80 - $120

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Munich 254.6 miles

$16 - $25

6 alternative options

Train via Mannheim Hbf  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...

$39 - $129

Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaiserslautern to Munich, Munich central bus station N236 / ...

$23 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Kaiserslautern to Munich 254.4 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Saarbrucken, fly  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
  2. Fly from Saarbrucken (SCN) to Munich (MUC) SCN - MUC

$219 - $577

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC

$122 - $277

Train, train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  3. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Munich (MUC) STR - MUC

$131 - $308

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Munich is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 22€ and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kaiserslautern to Munich is to train and fly which costs 190€ - 500€ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kaiserslautern and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kaiserslautern Hbf and arriving at München Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Kaiserslautern and Munich is 314 km. The road distance is 407.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Munich without a car is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs 70€ - 110€.

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The train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to München Hbf takes 3 h 53 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Kaiserslautern to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kaiserslautern Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Kaiserslautern to Munich is to train which takes 3 h 53 min and costs 70€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Kaiserslautern to Munich.
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  • Distance: 196.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Kaiserslautern to Munich once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 53 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kaiserslautern to Munich once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Turancar also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Flights from Stuttgart to Munich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $100
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Saarbrücken Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Kaiserslautern Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $23
1st Class
$31 - $35
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kaiserslautern to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Turancar
Website
turancar.sk
Bus from Kaiserslautern Hertelsbrunnenring to Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
turancar.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kaiserslautern to Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Saarbrucken Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Kaiserslautern to Munich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at München Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaiserslautern to Munich is 407 km. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Kaiserslautern to Munich.

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BMI Regional offers flights from Saarbrucken Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Kaiserslautern to Munich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 747+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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

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