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There are 12 ways to get from London to Munich by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Munich  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Munich (MUC) LHR - MUC

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Bus via Leonberg  •  17h 22m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Leonberg Bus Station London Victoria Green Line Station - Prague Florenc Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Flughafen/Messe to Zob 027 / ...

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Fly London City to Munich  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Munich (MUC) LCY - MUC

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Munich  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Munich (MUC) LGW - MUC

Fly London Heathrow to Nuremberg, train  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nuremberg (NUE) LHR - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf

Train to Birmingham, fly to Munich  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Munich (MUC) BHX - MUC

Fly London Heathrow to Stuttgart, train  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Stuttgart (STR) LHR - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf

Train  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to München Hbf 83 / ...

Train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt to München Hbf 42 / ...

Bus  •  25h

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Munich Central Bus Station London Victoria Green Line Station - Sofia Central Bus Station

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10h 31m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 52m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Munich

London to Munich by train and walk

The journey time between London and Munich is around 9h 2m and covers a distance of around 1290 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and TGV inOui, the London to Munich service departs from London St Pancras Intl and arrives in München Hbf. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

13 Weekly Services
9h 2m Average Duration
€237 Cheapest Price
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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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, returning to United Kingdom from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 21 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from London to Munich is to bus which costs £35 - £50 and takes 25h.

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The quickest way to get from London to Munich is to fly which costs £55 - £250 and takes 4h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Green Line Station station and arriving at Munich Central Bus Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 25h.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Munich. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at München Hbf via Paris Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 2m.

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The distance between London and Munich is 918 km.

The best way to get from London to Munich without a car is to train which takes 9h 2m and costs £200 - £460.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from London to Munich, including transfers.

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London to Munich bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London Victoria Green Line Station.

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London to Munich train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Munich is to fly which takes 4h 48m and costs £55 - £250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £200 - £460 and takes 9h 2m, you could also bus via Leonberg, which costs £30 - £85 and takes 17h 22m.

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Map of how to get from London to Munich.
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  • Distance: 918 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between London, England and Munich, Germany?

Lufthansa, British Airways and five other airlines fly from London Paddington to Munich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Munich via Paris Nord and Paris Est in around 9h 2m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Flights from London Heathrow to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Flights from London City to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €300
Flights from Birmingham to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from Birmingham to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from London Heathrow to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Flights from London Heathrow to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from London City to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Flights from Birmingham to Munich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Flights from London Heathrow to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €430
Flights from London Heathrow to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Nuremberg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Birmingham to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from London Heathrow to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nuremberg via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €480
Flights from London Heathrow to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Flights from London City to Munich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Flights from Birmingham to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€200 - €650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Munich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Munich via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€280 - €1000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Stuttgart via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€70 - €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 Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris Est to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €350
Standard
€100 - €130
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €140
1st Class
€140 - €170
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€30 - €50
1st Class
€50 - €75
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Leonberg Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
RegioJet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Flughafen/Messe to Zob
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Cazmatrans NOVA d.o.o.
Phone
043 277 100
Website
cazmatrans.hr
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Cazmatrans NOVA d.o.o.
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Stuttgart - Airport to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Karat-S
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€99
Standard Car - Premium
€158

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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London to Munich bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Munich Central Bus Station.

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Munich is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 1:52 AM in London and 2:52 AM in Munich.

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

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