There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Paderborn by train, car, bus, rideshare, subway or plane

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Train  •  4 h 14 min

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

$110 - $160

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Rideshare  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Paderborn 347.3 miles

$30 - $40

4 alternative options

Train, drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Göttingen Ice
  2. Drive from Göttingen to Paderborn

$123 - $181

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Paderborn, Paderborn central station 087

$30 - $55

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Paderborn 347.9 miles

$70 - $110

Subway, fly  •  3 h 5 min

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

$115 - $300

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Paderborn, Paderborn central station station. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Paderborn Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Munich and Paderborn is 446 km. The road distance is 556.6 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Paderborn without a car is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs .

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The train from München Hbf to Paderborn Hbf takes 4 h 14 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Munich to Paderborn train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Paderborn is to train which takes 4 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 45 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Munich to Paderborn.
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  • Distance: 279 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 14 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Paderborn once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Paderborn 6 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Munich to Paderborn via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $340
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 Paderborn Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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
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 Paderborn, Paderborn central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Munich to Paderborn train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Paderborn Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Paderborn is 557 km. It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to drive from Munich to Paderborn.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Paderborn Airport.

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Book your Munich to Paderborn train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Munich to Paderborn bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Paderborn. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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

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