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Train, line 840 bus  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the line 840 bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to ZOB/Berchtesgaden Hbf 840

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Salzburg South N948 / ...

€8 - €12

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Ost to Berchtesgaden Hbf Ic

€50 - €70

Drive  •  1h 31m

  1. Drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden 154.7 km

€16 - €25

Munich to Berchtesgaden by train

The train journey time between Munich and Berchtesgaden is around 2h 54m and covers a distance of around 170 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 54m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Munich to Berchtesgaden train service departs from Muenchen Ost and arrives in Berchtesgaden Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 54m
Fastest train time:
2h 54m
Train distance:
170 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€50
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:13
Last train departs at:
14:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Munich to Berchtesgaden train schedules

Munich → Berchtesgaden
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berchtesgaden is 116 117.

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The social distance requirement in Berchtesgaden is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Berchtesgaden is to bus which costs €8 - €12 and takes 3h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Munich to Berchtesgaden is to drive. Taking this option will cost €16 - €25 and takes 1h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich station to Berchtesgaden. However, there are services departing from Munich central bus station and arriving at Berchtesgaden Schießstättbrücke via Alpenstraße Abz Hellbrunn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Muenchen Ost and arriving at Berchtesgaden Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 54m.

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The distance between Munich and Berchtesgaden is 120 km. The road distance is 154.7 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Berchtesgaden without a car is to train and line 840 bus which takes 2h 49m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Munich to Berchtesgaden, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Berchtesgaden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Muenchen Ost station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Berchtesgaden is to train which takes 2h 54m and costs €50 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €8 - €12 and takes 3h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Berchtesgaden.
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  • Distance: 120.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Muenchen Ost to Berchtesgaden Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost €50 - €70 and the journey takes 2h 54m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich central bus station to Salzburg South every 3 hours. Tickets cost €10 - €12 and the journey takes 2h. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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 Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
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 Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Railjet
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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 Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Ost to Berchtesgaden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH
Phone
+49 89 55164-0
Email
auskunft@rvo-bus.de
Website
dbregiobus-bayern.de
Bus from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof to ZOB/Berchtesgaden Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH
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 Munich central bus station to Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Salzburg P+R South
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €21
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Nomago
Economy
€10 - €15
Premium
€12 - €18
Family&friends
€14 - €21
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Salzburg P+R South
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Crnja Tours

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Munich to Berchtesgaden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Salzburg South station.

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Munich to Berchtesgaden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Berchtesgaden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Berchtesgaden is 155 km. It takes approximately 1h 31m to drive from Munich to Berchtesgaden.

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