Faster - More direct - More convenient:
the Berlin-Munich high-speed line

Travel by train between Berlin and Munich in record time

The benefits for you:

  • Travel at unparalleled speed between Munich, Nuremberg, Erfurt, Leipzig and Berlin
  • No traffic jams, no check-in queues, no stress, no transfers and naturally no CO² emissions!
  • Six Berlin-Munich ICE Sprinter services daily with a journey time of just 3:55 hours
  • ICE connections roughly every hour between Berlin and Munich with a journey time of 4:30 hours
  • Journey times for services to regional destinations will also be considerably shorter
  • Up to 10,000 additional seats available every day
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Here you can see the shorter journey times at a glance:

*Sprinter services

Berlin-Munich on the ICE Sprinter in under 4 hours

Berlin and Munich are 623 km apart. The ICE Sprinter will link the two cities at speeds of up to 300 km/h on the new high-speed line. The journey time will be shortened by 2 hours to around 3:55 hours. The ICE Sprinters will depart from Berlin and Munich three times a day, at 6 am, 12 noon and 6 pm from both. This makes convenient day trips possible.

Even faster with the ICE Sprinter: services on the Frankfurt-Erfurt-Halle-Berlin route

The Berlin - Frankfurt route will be served with direct services departing twice an hour from 10 December.

The previously separate Frankfurt-Leipzig and Leipzig-Berlin ICE lines are being joined up, meaning that it will no longer be necessary to change trains. Additionally, five ICE Sprinter services with a journey time of 3:55 hours will be on offer every day.

A more direct journey from A to B

New direct connections take you to your destination even faster

Reisende, die ihre Zugfahrt in Mitteldeutschland starten, profitieren von Verbindungen ohne Umstieg:

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More comfortable travel thanks to a possible 10,000 additional seats available every day.

Particularly long trains will be in operation on the new high-speed line between Berlin and Munich, offering our customers plenty of space. Most journeys will accommodate 700 or more seated passengers.

  • Seventeen journeys will be made with the ICE T every day; where two ICE trains are coupled together around 740 seats will be available
  • The ICE 1 will go back and forth between Berlin and Munich twelve times a day
  • The upgraded ICE 3 will travel as a Sprinter six times a day at speeds of up to 300 km/h on the new high-speed line
  • From December 2018, the new ICE 4 will operate between Berlin and Munich

A more refined network: regional and long-distance services synchronised

Optimised timetables for regional services will carry the time savings through into the regions.

You can change between regional and long-distance trains at all ICE stations. The high-speed line will save you valuable time even if you are travelling beyond the big cities.

It is likely that you will only have to change once to reach your destination from many parts of northern Germany, central Germany and Bavaria. You will benefit from between 60 and 150 minutes of saved journey time.