How to travel from Munich to Berlin by train

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München / Munich to Berlin by train

Thanks to a relatively new high speed line in Germany the train journey from Munchen / Munich to Berlin has never been faster - and on the latest timetable yet more improvements have been made to the train service from Bavaria to the German capital.

Three new 'Sprinter' services now make only one station call during the journey, to provide a fastest ever journey time of only 3hr 45mins!~
Plus the frequency of the other 'Sprinter' services on the most direct route has been virtually doubled.

So taking these 'Sprinter' services now become the logical choice for the rail journey between the two cities.
There are trains which are only around 30 mins slower, because they divert off the direct route to call in Leipzig - but they usually depart München Hbf within 5 mins of a 'Sprinter' service.
So those trains only become a good choice if they are much cheaper.

There are also other services that are more than an hour slower than the regular 'Sprinter' services, because they travel via Augsburg (and Frankfurt) - so are best avoided.

Routes you can take to go from München / Munich to Berlin

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

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Option 1: the vey fastest 'Sprinter' services

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Option 2: the regular 'Sprinter' services
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