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There are 10 ways to get from Munich to Parma by train, bus, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from München Ost to Bologna Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma Reg / ...

$65 - $115

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Bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Verona, Verona 454 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Verona to Reggio Emilia

$36 - $56

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Night train, train  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Brescia En / ...
  2. Take the train from S.Zeno Folzano to Parma R8

$60 - $158

Drive  •  5h 28m

  1. Drive from Munich to Parma 351.4 miles

$80 - $130

Fly to Bologna, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bologna (BLQ) MUC - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma

$71 - $288

Fly to Milan Bergamo, shuttle, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) MUC - BGY
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Orio al Serio Airport to Piacenza
  3. Take the train from Piacenza to Parma

$121 - $593

Fly to Florence, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Florence (FLR) MUC - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma

$82 - $293

Fly to Genoa, train  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Genoa (GOA) MUC - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Parma

$97 - $326

Fly to Verona, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Verona (VRN) MUC - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma

$79 - $321

Fly to Pisa, train  •  8h 36m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Pisa (PSA) MUC - PSA
  2. Take the train from Pisa Centrale to Pontremoli
  3. Take the train from Pontremoli to Parma

$95 - $363

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Parma is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Parma is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Parma. However, there are services departing from München Ost and arriving at Parma via Bologna C.Le. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 49m.

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The distance between Munich and Parma is 383 km. The road distance is 562.3 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Parma without a car is to train which takes 7h 49m and costs 55€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Munich to Parma, including transfers.

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Munich to Parma train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Ost station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Parma is to train which takes 7h 49m and costs 55€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Bologna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Munich to Parma train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Parma station.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Parma.
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  • Distance: 239.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 49m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Parma, Italy?

You can take a train from Munich to Parma via Bologna Centrale and Bologna C.Le in around 7h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Parma via Verona, Verona, Verona, Reggio Emilia, and Reggio Emilia in around 8h 44m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Munich to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Munich to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Munich to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Munich to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Munich to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Munich to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Munich to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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 Ost to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Night train from München Hbf to Brescia
Ave. Duration
12h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Night train from Muenchen Hbf to Brescia
Ave. Duration
11h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$90 - $110
Train from Piacenza to Parma
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $11
Train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Parma
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$25 - $30
Train from Pisa Centrale to Pontremoli
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $17
Train from Pontremoli to Parma
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Verona, Verona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Verona to Reggio Emilia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Parma is 562 km. It takes approximately 5h 28m to drive from Munich to Parma.

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Air Dolomiti offers flights from Munich Airport to Bologna Airport.

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There are 329+ hotels available in Parma. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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