Munich East station

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München Ost
Orleansplatz Ostbahnhof Muenchen-1.jpg
Entrance building on Orleansplatz
Location Haidhausen, Munich, Bavaria
Coordinates 48°07′37″N 11°36′17″E / 48.12694°N 11.60472°E / 48.12694; 11.60472Coordinates: 48°07′37″N 11°36′17″E / 48.12694°N 11.60472°E / 48.12694; 11.60472
Platforms 6 island platforms
Tracks 14 [1]
Other information
Station code 4241
Category 1[2]
Opened 1 May 1871; 145 years ago (1871-05-01)

München Ost (German for Munich East, also called München Ostbahnhof in regional services) is a railway station in Munich, the state capital of Bavaria, Germany. It was constructed as Haidhausen station in 1871 as part of the railway lines to Neuötting/Mühldorf and Rosenheim. The station is operated by DB Station&Service, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, and is classified as a Category 1 station, one of twenty in Germany and two in Munich, the other being München Hauptbahnhof. The station is the city's third interregional station next to München-Pasing in the west of Munich and München Hauptbahnhof in the city centre.


  • 1 May 1871 Opening of the station as part of the line to Neuötting
  • 15 October 1871 Opening of the line to Rosenheim
  • 15 October 1876 Renaming of the station into München Ost
  • 1927 Electrification
  • April 1944 Station damaged by air raids
  • 1972 The station becomes part of the Munich S-Bahn network
  • 1988 The station becomes part of the Munich U-Bahn network
  • 1999 Refurbishment of the station building

Operational usage[edit]

Railway tracks, view from Technisches Rathaus

The station has 17 tracks.[3] Tracks 1-5 are used by the S-Bahn, tracks 6-8 and 11-14 are used by regional and interregional traffic. Tracks 9, 10 and 15 are through tracks. Tracks 16 and 17 are used by Motorail.

Mainly InterCity/EuroCity services to Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna in Austria, Italy and South-eastern Europe depart from this station. Some ICE services to Vienna and Innsbruck stop here.

There are regional services departing from this station to many destinations in Chiemgau and eastern Bavaria.


The Ostbahnhof (the name of the S-Bahn part of the station) was refurbished under the Takt 10 project. As an endpoint of the backbone tunnel of Munich's S-Bahn system all lines pass through the station, except S20, S27. Lines S2, S4 and S8 continue via platform 5 further east. The lines S3 and S7 change direction at platform 4 and continue further south to Giesing. The lines S1 and S6 terminate at platforms 4 and 5. The trains to the tunnel depart from platforms 1-3.

U-Bahn station


Since 1988 there is a U-Bahn service to Ostbahnhof by the line U5. It continues south to Neuperlach Süd via Innsbrucker Ring and west to Laimer Platz via Max-Weber-Platz, Hauptbahnhof and Theresienwiese. The line services the station every ten minutes (five in rush-hours).


The Ostbahnhof stop of the Munich tramway is immediately in front of the station, and served by route Munich tramway.[4]

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services:

  • RailJet services Munich - Salzburg - Linz - St Pölten - Vienna - Győr - Budapest
Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
IC/EC 62
towards Salzburg Hbf
Preceding station   Munich S-Bahn   Following station
toward Freising or Airport
S1 Terminus
toward Erding
toward Geltendorf
toward Ebersberg
toward Mammendorf
toward Holzkirchen
toward Tutzing
toward Zorneding
toward Kreuzstraße
toward Herrsching
toward Airport
Preceding station   U-Bahn   Following station
toward Laimer Platz


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Stationspreisliste 2017" [Station price list 2017] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Map of the station area, showing S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram and bus stops" (PDF) (in German). MVV. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Munich tram network" (PDF). MVG. Retrieved 20 June 2011.