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There are 10 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 Hbf to Muenchen Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Zob

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Train via Salzburg

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf

Train via Salzburg #2

  1. Take the train from Wien Westbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf

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 Nuremberg, train

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Nuremberg (NUE)
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf

Vienna to Munich by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Munich is around 4h 1m and covers a distance of around 456 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h. Operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and Railjet, the Vienna to Munich train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Muenchen Hbf. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
4h 1m
Fastest train time:
4h
Train distance:
456 km
Trains per week:
50
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:30
Last train departs at:
18:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna to Munich train schedules

Austria → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Austria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Austria
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Austria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Munich is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Munich is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Munich is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Germany.

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Last updated: 18 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

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 drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Zob. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Muenchen Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 12m.

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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 4h 12m and costs €55 - €85.

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The train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf takes 4h 12m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Vienna to Munich train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Munich is to train which takes 4h 12m and costs €55 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €25 and takes 5h 40m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €220 and takes 4h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Munich.
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  • Distance: 355.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 12m

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

Hungarian Railways (MÁV) operates a train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost €22 - €27 and the journey takes 4h 12m. Railjet also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus-de operates a bus from Vienna Erdberg to Zob 4 times a day, and the journey takes 5h 40m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Flights from Graz to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €490
Flights from Graz to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €700
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €550
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Graz to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €240
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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 Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Railjet
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Salzburg, Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €28
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€18 - €28
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once 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 Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Wien Westbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €29
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
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 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €17
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
€10 - €12
Business
€13 - €17
1st Class
€14 - €17
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
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 Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
DB Regio AG Bayern
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
DB Regio AG Bayern
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Zob
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 Vienna Erdberg to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
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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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 Vienna to Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Vienna to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, arrive at Zob station.

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Vienna to Munich train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Muenchen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Munich is 403 km. It takes approximately 3h 54m to drive from Vienna to Munich.

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Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Munich Airport.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €3 - €11.

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