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 Jul 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Berlin to Munich

distanceDistance312 miles (504 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €126 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 312 miles (504 km) to Munich from Berlin. 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 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 travel from Berlin to Munich including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Berlin to Munich. Tickets for a ferry cost on average €1.

This is compared to other travel options to Munich:

A ferry is €50 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Berlin to Munich costing on average €50.

A ferry is about €126 less than a flight, which costs on average €126 for this route.

A ferry journey is usually €130 less than a journey to Munich by train, which costs on average €130 for the same 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, travelling by coach can take you on average 7 h 20 min.

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 32 min.

You should expect to travel around 312 miles (504 km) from Berlin to Munich.

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Munich is:

  • 6 coaches per day.
  • 26 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Berlin to Munich:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in München, ZOB.
  • Flights mostly leave from Berlin Brandenburg Airport and tend to arrive in Munich Airport.
  • Trains from Berlin to Munich most often leave 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 go to Munich from Berlin by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for €50 with Flixbus from Berlin to Munich on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Berlin to Munich with Lufthansa, and you can find Lufthansa Berlin to Munich tickets for €126 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Berlin and Munich with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Munich tickets for €130 on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Munich with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with around 5 direct coaches every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Munich with Lufthansa or Lufthansa Cityline.
  • You can find 24 direct trains per day to take to Munich with Deutsche Bahn.

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.

Your journey from Berlin to Munich doesn't have to end in Munich. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Prague, Paris or Vienna. If you’d like to add Prague, Paris or Vienna to your Berlin to Munich trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Munich today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is €50 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is €126 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is €1 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average €130 one way.

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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