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How to travel Amsterdam to Munich (and back)


Munich (München) is a major economic hub in Bavaria in the south of Germany and lies 660km south-east from Amsterdam.

Let's look at the options for travel between these 2 cities by air, train and bus...

1. Amsterdam-Munich by Air

Non-stop flights between Amsterdam Schiphol airport (AMS) and Munich Frans Jozef Strauss airport (MUC) are operated by KLM and Lufthansa. The scheduled flight time is 90 minutes.

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Lufthansa (Star Alliance) flies up to 5x daily using mainly the Embraer 195 aircraft. The flights are also operated by subsidiaries Lufthansa Cityline and Air Dolomiti. Return fares start at about €110 excluding checked luggage. Munich airport is one of Lufthansa's principal hubs.

Dutch airline KLM (Skyteam) flies the route up to 6x daily using Embraer 175/190s (KLM Cityhopper) and Boeing 737s. Prices also start at around €110 return not including checked luggage.

2. Amsterdam-Munich by Train

The Amsterdam to Munich trip can be easily done by rail during the day using German ICE services. One change is required in Germany and the journey time is around 8 hours.

For example, travel on the 1037 ICE from Amsterdam which arrives in Frankfurt Main Hbf at 1430. Then take another ICE departing Frankfurt at 1454 and this train arrives at Munich Hbf at 1804.

For Munich to Amsterdam, an ICE train departs Munich Hbf at 0955 arriving in Frankfurt Hbf at 1304 - where you then take the 1329 ICE to Amsterdam which arrives at 1728.

An alternative journey is to split the route via Hannover: Amsteram-Hannover is made by the Amsterdam-Berlin IC train; Hannover-Munich is serviced by domestic ICE trains.

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By booking well in advance you can find one-way fares of €39 (2nd class) and €69 (1st class). First class passengers can use lounges at Amsterdam and Munich stations.

Note that as of 2017, the CityNightLine night train service between Amsterdam and Munich has been scrapped. There is an OBB Nightjet (Austrian Railways) service running nightly from Düsseldorf to Munich. Travel between Amsterdam and Düsseldorf is done easily by International ICE.

How to book online: Amsterdam-Munich by rail can be booked at the NS International site

3. Amsterdam-Munich by Coach

Eurolines operates a 5x weekly coach service between Amsterdam Duivendrecht and Munich (ZOB Hackerbrucke). Journey times are approximately 14 hours. There are direct services which run during the day; overnight services require a change at Frankfurt. Single fares start from around €21.

Flixbus runs up to 8x daily services to Munich with a journey time of 12 hours. Only 1 daily service is direct, the rest require a change of bus. Singles start from €37.


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