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Munich to Frankfurt by train

The journey from Munich to Frankfurt by train is 189.31 mi and takes 4 hr 26 min. There are 7 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:01 AM and the last at 6:14 AM. It is possible to travel from Munich to Frankfurt by train for as little as $18.37 or as much as $139.48. The best price for this journey is $18.37.

Lowest Price$18.37
Journey Duration4 hr 26 min
Connection per Day7
Lowest Price$18.37
Highest Price$139.48
First Departure12:01 AM
Last Departure6:14 AM
Distance189.31 mi
DepartureMunich
ArrivalFrankfurt
CarriersFlixBus, DB - IntercityMore

Munich to Frankfurt Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Traveling from Munich to Frankfurt by train

The average duration of a train journey from Munich to Frankfurt is 4 hr 26 min. The distance between the two main stations is 189.31 mi. Approximately 7 trains run from Munich to Frankfurt each day. The least expensive train ticket for this route typically costs around $18.37. If you're traveling from Munich to Frankfurt by train, you'll embark on your journey from Blumenstraße, München,Hauptbahnhof Seidlstraße, München,Hopfenstraße, München stations in Munich and arrive at Brauerei, Frankfurt a.M.,Frankfurt am Main Hbf,Falkstraße, Frankfurt a.M. stations in Frankfurt. Some routes require transfers, but Virail details direct connections and available transfers. You should be at the station at least 30 minutes before your departure to avoid any last-minute rush.

Deutsche Bahn (DB), Germany's leading railway company, provides most of the train services on this route. There are various train categories, such as high-speed ICE (InterCity Express), IC (InterCity), and regional services. The ICE trains promise speedy and luxurious transit, providing breathtaking views of Germany's varied landscapes.

Discover Frankfurt: A city of Finance, Culture, and History

Once you arrive at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, one of Europe's busiest train stations, you'll be at the gateway to Germany's financial hub. Frankfurt is a city of contrasts, known for its towering skyscrapers and well-preserved historic districts.

With the futuristic skyline of the financial district on the one hand and the traditional Römer square on the other, Frankfurt offers a unique mix of modernity and heritage.

Things to do/see in Frankfurt:

  1. Wander around Römerberg, the city's historic heart, dotted with timber-framed buildings.
  2. Scale the Main Tower for panoramic views of the city and its surroundings.
  3. Explore the Städel Museum, which showcases seven centuries of European art.
  4. Take a stroll along the River Main's promenade.
  5. Visit Palmengarten, one of Europe's most extensive botanical gardens.

Things to eat/drink in Frankfurt:

  1. Try Frankfurt's famous Green Sauce (Grüne Soße), made from seven herbs.
  2. Savor Handkäse mit Musik, a traditional cheese dish.
  3. Enjoy a glass of Apfelwein, Frankfurt's apple wine, in one of the city's traditional Ebbelwoi taverns.
  4. Indulge in Bethmännchen, a marzipan-filled cookie, especially during the Christmas season.

Day trips from Frankfurt

Frankfurt's central location in Germany allows for many day trip opportunities. Dive into the rich history of Heidelberg, explore the wine-growing region of the Rhine Valley, or take a leisurely walk in the Taunus mountains. The picturesque towns of Mainz and Wiesbaden are also just a short train ride away.

Frankfurt Travel Tips

Make the most of the Frankfurt Card, which offers unlimited travel on public transport within the city and discounts on various attractions. If you're keen on shopping, take advantage of the Zeil shopping street, known for its diverse retail outlets. Whether your interests lie in finance, culture, or history, Frankfurt promises an enriching experience.

If you're considering traveling from Munich to Frankfurt by train, we are here to facilitate your journey. By analyzing thousands of potential routes across different modes of transportation, we provide optimal solutions for your travel needs. For an exhaustive look at prices and transportation options between Munich and Frankfurt, please browse our user-friendly price calendar below and pick the choice that best aligns with your preferences.

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Cheap train tickets from Munich to Frankfurt
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Munich to Frankfurt.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Munich to Frankfurt, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Munich to Frankfurt.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $15.29 to $68.44 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 78% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Munich to Frankfurt

The cheapest Munich - Frankfurt train tickets can be found for as low as $22.08 if you’re lucky, or $33.18 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $42.58.

Find the best day to travel to Frankfurt by train

When travelling to Frankfurt by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

HLB Hessenbahn is a German railway company that operates regional passenger trains in the state of Hesse. The company was founded in 2005 and is a subsidiary of HLB Basis AG. HLB Hessenbahn operates on several lines in the region, including the Frankfurt-Königstein Railway, the Taunus Railway, and the Main-Lahn Railway. The company also operates the Frankfurt Airport Express, which provides direct connections between Frankfurt Airport and several cities in the region. HLB Hessenbahn is committed to providing safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly transportation services to its passengers.

Regional Express (Rex) is an Australian airline that operates scheduled regional flights to over 60 destinations across Australia. The airline was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters in Mascot, New South Wales. Rex operates a fleet of over 60 aircraft, including Saab 340 turboprops and Boeing 737-800NG jets. The airline's main focus is on providing affordable air travel to regional communities, with a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and customer service. Rex also offers a frequent flyer program, Rex Business Flyer, and has partnerships with other airlines such as Qantas and Virgin Australia.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Munich to Frankfurt

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain and DB - Intercity when traveling from Munich to Frankfurt.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board FlixBus, DB - Intercity and FlixTrain from Munich to Frankfurt
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Munich to Frankfurt CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
21.33kg
Bus
22.85kg
Flight
60.93kg
Car
48.75kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Munich to Frankfurt by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Munich and Frankfurt are 21.33kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Munich and Frankfurt? By taking the train between Munich and Frankfurt you will save 39.6kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.52kg compared to a bus and 27.42kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Munich to Frankfurt?
A train ticket from Munich to Frankfurt is $40.94. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $18.37.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Munich to Frankfurt?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Munich to Frankfurt is $18.37. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Munich and Frankfurt by train?
Munich to Frankfurt is 189.31 mi.
How long does the train between Munich and Frankfurt take?
Munich to Frankfurt is on average 4 hr 26 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 16 min.
Which companies operate from Munich to Frankfurt?
The train journey from Munich to Frankfurt is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, DB - Intercity, FlixTrain, HLB Hessenbahn, DB - Regional Express and DB - InterCity Express (ICE).
How many train connections per day go from Munich to Frankfurt?
Munich to Frankfurt has 7 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Munich to Frankfurt leave?
The earliest train from Munich to Frankfurt departs at 12:01 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Munich to Frankfurt depart?
The latest train from Munich to Frankfurt departs at 6:14 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Munich to Frankfurt in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $18.37 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Munich to Frankfurt?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Munich to go to Frankfurt.
What's the fastest journey time between Munich to Frankfurt by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Munich and Frankfurt is 3 hr 16 min.
Is there a direct train from Munich to Frankfurt?
Yes, there is a direct train between Munich and Frankfurt.
What are the CO2 emissions for Munich to Frankfurt by train?
The train journey from Munich to Frankfurt creates 21.33kg of CO2 emissions.

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