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There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Munich by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wien Westbahnhof to Muenchen Ost

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Munich central bus station

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Night train

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Ost

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Munich

Drive

  1. Drive from Vienna to Munich

Fly Vienna to Munich

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Munich (MUC)

Train to Graz, fly to Munich

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Munich (MUC)

Fly Vienna to Innsbruck, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Innsbruck (INN)
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Kufstein
  3. Take the train from Kufstein to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10

Vienna to Munich by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Munich is around 3h 52m and covers a distance of around 448 km. Operated by WESTbahn Gmbh, Hungarian Railways (MÁV), Railjet and others, the Vienna to Munich train service departs from Wien Westbahnhof and arrives in Muenchen Ost. Typically 96 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

96 Weekly Trains
3h 52m Average Duration
€35 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Munich is 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Munich is to rideshare which costs €22 and takes 5h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Munich is to train which costs €35 - €110 and takes 3h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Munich central bus station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Westbahnhof and arriving at Muenchen Ost. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Vienna and Munich is 356 km. The road distance is 402.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Munich without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs €35 - €110.

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The train from Wien Westbahnhof to Muenchen Ost takes 3h 52m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Vienna to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Munich train services, operated by WESTbahn Gmbh, depart from Wien Westbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Munich is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs €35 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €12 - €27 and takes 5h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €280 and takes 4h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Munich.
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  • Distance: 355.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Munich, Germany?

WESTbahn Gmbh operates a train from Wien Westbahnhof to Muenchen Ost every 4 hours. Tickets cost €36 - €41 and the journey takes 3h 52m. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna Erdberg to Munich central bus station every 3 hours. Tickets cost €20 - €25 and the journey takes 5h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Graz to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €1500
Flights from Graz to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €430
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Graz to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €410
Flights from Graz to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €430
Flights from Vienna to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €440
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Graz to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €3100
Train operators
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Wien Westbahnhof to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€36 - €41
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
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 Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Railjet
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Train from Kufstein to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
Railjet
ÖBB Intercity
Phone
+43 (0)5 1717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
ÖBB Intercity
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 Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kufstein to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Ost
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Nightjet
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €18
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€10 - €13
Business
€14 - €18
1st Class
€14 - €18
ÖBB EuroCity
Phone
+43 (0)5 1717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
ÖBB EuroCity
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
ÖBB EuroCity
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €16
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €12
1st Class
€12 - €16
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Kufstein to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
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 Vienna Erdberg to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 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.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Union Ivkoni
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Vienna to Munich train services, operated by WESTbahn Gmbh, arrive at Muenchen Ost station.

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