There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Düsseldorf by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway 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  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice

$120 - $180

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Düsseldorf 385.6 miles

$27 - $40

6 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Düsseldorf 027 / ...

$35 - $65

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Düsseldorf 386.1 miles

$80 - $120

Subway to Munich, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MUC - DUS

$66 - $177

Subway to Munich, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) MUC - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$79 - $279

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Dusseldorf  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NUE - DUS

$79 - $262

Fly Munich to Dortmund, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Dortmund (DTM) MUC - DTM
  2. Take the train from Holzwickede to Dusseldorf Hbf

$71 - $244

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Düsseldorf is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Düsseldorf is to subway and fly which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 3 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Düsseldorf Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between Munich and Düsseldorf is 486 km. The road distance is 617.8 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 4 h 46 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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The train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf takes 4 h 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Map of how to get from Munich to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 304.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Düsseldorf hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $180 and the journey takes 4 h 46 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Düsseldorf 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Munich to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Flights from Munich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Munich to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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 München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Holzwickede to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Munich to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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