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Train via Aschaffenburg  •  3h 32m

  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  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Frankfurt central train station N884 / ...

€12 - €60

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Train  •  3h 41m

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

€22 - €120

Night train  •  4h 55m

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

€30 - €45

Rideshare  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Frankfurt 397 km

€17 - €35

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Munich to Frankfurt am Main 392 km

€40 - €65

Fly from Munich  •  2h 59m

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

€75 - €204

Train to Nuremberg, fly  •  3h 40m

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

€61 - €279

Munich to Frankfurt am Main by train

The train journey time between Munich and Frankfurt am Main is around 4h 20m and covers a distance of around 394 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 3m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Flixtrain, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Munich to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Muenchen Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 98 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 20m
Fastest train time:
4h 3m
Train distance:
394 km
Trains per week:
98
Cheapest price:
€35
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:48
Last train departs at:
20:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Munich to Frankfurt am Main train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Munich → Frankfurt am Main
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt am Main is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt am Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2021
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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 fly which costs €70 - €210 and takes 2h 59m.

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

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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 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 via Aschaffenburg which takes 3h 32m and costs €23 - €150.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from Munich to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Frankfurt am Main 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 am Main is to train via Aschaffenburg which takes 3h 32m and costs €23 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €12 - €60 and takes 5h 15m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €210 and takes 2h 59m.

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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 32m

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

You can take a train from Munich to Frankfurt am Main via Aschaffenburg Hbf in around 3h 32m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich central bus station to Frankfurt central train station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €20 - €25 and the journey takes 5h 15m. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €500
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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Munich central station to Aschaffenburg main station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
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
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
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
36 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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
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
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
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
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Railjet
Nightjet
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).

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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 central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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
€17 - €24
Website
Crnja Tours
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 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Blablabus
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Frankfurt StuttgarterStrasse
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Book at
Nomago
Economy
€17 - €24
Premium
€20 - €28
Family&friends
€23 - €35
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 from München to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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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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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