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There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, night train, 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  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 41 / ...

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Rideshare  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Frankfurt 397 km

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Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Zob to Frankfurt N884 / ...

Night train  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Sued Nj / ...

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Munich to Frankfurt am Main 392 km

Train to Munich, fly  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  3h 38m

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

Munich to Frankfurt am Main by train

91 Weekly Trains
3h 14m Average Duration
€20 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs €17 - €35 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs €95 - €370 and takes 3h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zob and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 14m.

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The distance between Munich and Frankfurt am Main is 304 km. The road distance is 392 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs €20 - €100.

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The train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3h 14m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Munich to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zob station.

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Munich to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs €20 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €55 and takes 5h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 304.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 14m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €70 - €100 and the journey takes 3h 14m. Five other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zob to Frankfurt every 4 hours. Tickets cost €20 - €25 and the journey takes 5h 15m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €480
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €480
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dresden
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €480
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €480
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €480
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €480
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €480
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €480
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 München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Night train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Ost to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
Flixtrain
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from München Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Railjet
Nightjet
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 Marienplatz to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Bus operators
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 Zob to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Karat-S
Cazmatrans NOVA d.o.o.
Phone
043 277 100
Website
cazmatrans.hr
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Cazmatrans NOVA d.o.o.
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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 am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Munich to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is 392 km. It takes approximately 3h 26m to drive from Munich to Frankfurt am Main.

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

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Book your Munich to Frankfurt am Main train tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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Book your Munich to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 354+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at €100 per night.

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

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