How to travel from Berlin to Munich

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from Berlin to Munich

You can get from Berlin to Munich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Berlin to Munich on Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Berlin and Munich

distanceDistance504 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€38 - €129
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €38 • 3 h 56 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €129 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 504 km to Munich from Berlin. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as €38. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Berlin to Munich.

Travel from Berlin to Munich: an overview

Should I take the train or fly to Munich from Berlin?

Berlin and Munich are 500 kilometres apart. The quickest way to travel from Berlin to Munich is by plane, with a direct flight taking only one hour. All flights leave from Tegel airport, which is a short distance around 5 miles from the centre of Berlin. Alternatively you can now get the DB high-speed ICE train to Munich in under 4 hours, making it a real competitor. There are 18 direct trains to Munich from Berlin which makes it a simple journey. The first train leaves at 04:30 a.m. and the last one leaves at 9:35 p.m.

How long does the bus take from Berlin to Munich?

Bus journeys to Munich take longer, lasting between 6 or 7 hours. Several departure points exist for bus passengers, and the terrestrial journey offers a great opportunity to see the German countryside and enjoy some nice views along the way.

Trains from Berlin to Munich

Between 10 and 15 trains leave Berlin main train station for Munich every day, from both the ground and deep level platforms. Deutsche Bahn provides all services, and trains leave approximately every hour. Arrivals are to Munich main train station. The majority of routes are direct and journeys take between 6 and 7 hours. Journeys that involve one change or more last 6-10 hours. Hannover and Fulda, Frankfurt and Wurzburg are the main changing points

Flights from Berlin to Munich

More than one hundred flights connect Berlin and Munich, daily. Main providers include Air Berlin, Lufthansa, KLM, Swiss and Austrian airlines. Up to 8 flights per hour leave Berlin Tegel airport during peak hours and arrive in Munich airport. Direct flights take between 4 and 5 hours, while a flight involving one or two changes can take 10 hours or more. Stopping points include Cologne Bonn, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt airports

Buses from Berlin to Munich

About 60 buses travel from Berlin to Munich every day, with at least one departure every half hour. The main providers are Flixbus, with Postbus, Semitimes, and Matzes Minibus also providing services. The majority of departures are from Berlin central bus station, and other departure points include Alexanderplatz, Sudkreuz train station, Alt-Tegel underground station and Berlin Zoo. The majority of journeys are direct, and take between 6 and 7 hours. The arrival points are Munich™'s central bus station and Frottmaning bus station.

Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin to Munich

Travel Tips: Travel to Munich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Berlin to Munich.

There are 4 ways to get from Berlin to Munich: coach, ferry, flight or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Berlin to Munich. Tickets for a train cost on average €38.

This is compared to other travel options to Munich:

A train is €37 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Berlin to Munich costing on average €75.

A train is about €91 less than a flight, which costs on average €129 for this trip.

The fastest way from Berlin to Munich is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options from Berlin to Munich can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Munich by coach can take on average 7 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 56 min   on average.

The Berlin to Munich distance is approximately 504 km.

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Munich is:

  • Around 7 coaches per day.
  • 28 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Munich from Berlin as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Berlin to Munich:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in München, ZOB.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport and arrive in Munich Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Berlin Hbf and arrive in München Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Berlin to Munich:

  • You can take a coach from Berlin to Munich with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for €75 with Flixbus from Berlin to Munich.
  • You can travel to Munich from Berlin by flight with Lufthansa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €129 with Lufthansa from Berlin to Munich.
  • You can travel by train to Munich from Berlin with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Munich tickets for €38 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Berlin to Munich with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 6 direct coaches per day to Munich with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Munich with Lufthansa or Lufthansa Cityline.
  • You can check for a direct train to Munich with Deutsche Bahn with 27 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Munich tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Berlin to Munich often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Prague, Paris or Vienna. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Berlin and Munich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Munich and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Berlin to Munich, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is €75 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average €129 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is €38 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Munich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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