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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Train via Aschaffenburg  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Aschaffenburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

24€ - 149€

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Bus and ferry  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from München to Frankfurt am Main

14€ - 20€

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Train  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

22€ - 120€

Bus via Frankfurt Main Train Station  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Train Station Zagreb - Frankfurt / ...

15€ - 35€

Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. K1958a / ...

40€ - 60€

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 396.7 km

40€ - 65€

Fly from Munich  •  2h 53m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA

84€ - 364€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Frankfurt (FRA) STR - FRA

119€ - 422€

Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train

The train journey time between Munich and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is around 3h 55m and covers a distance of around 394 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 27m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Flixtrain, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train service departs from Muenchen Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 118 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train schedules

Munich → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and ferry which costs 14€ - 20€ and takes 6h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 80€ - 370€ and takes 2h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich Central Bus Station station and arriving at Frankfurt Main Train Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 41m.

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The distance between Munich and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 305 km. The road distance is 396.7 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train via Aschaffenburg which takes 3h 33m and costs 23€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Nomago, depart from Munich Central Bus Station.

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Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Muenchen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train via Aschaffenburg which takes 3h 33m and costs 23€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus via Frankfurt Main Train Station, which costs 15€ - 35€ and takes 6h 36m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 370€ and takes 2h 53m.

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  • Distance: 304.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

You can take a train from Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via Aschaffenburg Hbf in around 3h 33m. Alternatively, Nomago operates a bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Train Station once daily. Tickets cost 18€ - 35€ and the journey takes 6h 30m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Stuttgart to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
140€ - 230€
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 Muenchen Hbf to Aschaffenburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Aschaffenburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
Flixtrain
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 Aschaffenburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Aschaffenburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Phone
0800 44 33 700
Website
hlb-online.de
Train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
HLB Hessische Landesbahn GmbH
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Aschaffenburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
20€ - 24€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Railjet
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Railjet
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 60€
1st Class
45€ - 60€
Bus operators
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
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Nomago
Economy
18€ - 26€
Premium
21€ - 30€
Family&friends
25€ - 35€
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Munich - Bus station to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Munich - Bus station to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
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 Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str.
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 25€
Website
Crnja Tours
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Karat-S
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from München to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Nomago, arrive at Frankfurt Main Train Station.

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Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 397 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Munich to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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Luxair and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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The best way to get from Munich to Munich Airport is to line 6805 train which takes 36 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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