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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Mannheim by train, bus, bus and ferry, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...

45€ - 100€

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Bus and ferry  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from München to Mannheim

11€ - 16€

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Bus  •  4h 55m

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

35€ - 55€

Rideshare  •  3h 47m

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Mannheim 347.3 km

15€ - 26€

Drive  •  3h 10m

  1. Drive from Munich to Mannheim 346.6 km

35€ - 55€

Fly Munich to Frankfurt, train  •  3h 28m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Frankfurt (FRA) MUC - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

88€ - 228€

Fly Munich to Stuttgart, train  •  3h 41m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Stuttgart (STR) MUC - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf

86€ - 395€

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Frankfurt (FRA) NUE - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf

79€ - 483€

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Mannheim is to bus and ferry which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 5h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Munich to Mannheim is to train. Taking this option will cost 45€ - 100€ and takes 3h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich central bus station station and arriving at Mannheim central bus station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Mannheim Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 4m.

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The distance between Munich and Mannheim is 273 km. The road distance is 346.6 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Mannheim without a car is to train which takes 3h 4m and costs 45€ - 100€.

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The train from Muenchen Hbf to Mannheim Hbf takes 3h 4m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Munich to Mannheim 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 Mannheim is to train which takes 3h 4m and costs 45€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4h 55m.

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  • Distance: 272.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 4m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Muenchen Hbf to Mannheim Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 60€ - 90€ and the journey takes 3h 4m. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich central bus station to Mannheim central bus station 4 times a day. Tickets cost 18€ - 23€ and the journey takes 4h 55m. Four 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€ - 260€
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Leipzig
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Munich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Munich to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Flights from Nuremberg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 2400€
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
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
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 Muenchen Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
17€ - 20€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
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 Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Railjet
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
18€ - 28€
Website
Railjet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Abellio
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Mannheim Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Flixtrain
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 Mannheim central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
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 Mannheim Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
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Nomago
Economy
15€ - 22€
Premium
18€ - 26€
Family&friends
21€ - 30€
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Mannheim Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
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 Mannheim
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Mannheim Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Karat-S
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from München to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 26€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Munich to Mannheim train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Mannheim Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Mannheim is 347 km. It takes approximately 3h 10m to drive from Munich to Mannheim.

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