Checked the DB site, all I see are ICE trains between Munich and Augsburg ... wanted to visit the Christmas Market for about 4-5 hours but for 2 roundtrip tickets, we're looking at about $64 ... do they run any regional trains or have day passes that could bring the total price down ... don't mind the longer train ride (as long as it's not several hours one way) ... thanks.
If you are looking for trips after 10/12 all trains might not be in the database yet. Looking at trains between München and Augsburg tomorrow there are a number of regional trains that take around 40 minutes and cost €15.60.
Why not buy the regional ticket called the Bayern ticket? You can travel on regional trains with up to 5 people of unlimited travel within Bavaria between 9 AM - 3AM (the following day) or on weekends all day until midnight. It’s a 48 minute ride on a regional train. The one day regional pass is €26 with each additional person costing just €8.
The DB website often gives the fastest connections by default. Use this DB template and specify "local trains only". You can near term dates to get a good idea.
Thanks for the replies ... upon further digging, I found more info about the regional trains and pass for Bavaria, much better options.
Because it's a main line, there are a lot of express trains, ICEs and ICs on that line. They make the trip in just over 30 minutes.
However, it looks like there is at least on "milk run" RB, Regional Bahn, per hour, making the trip in about 45-50 minutes. There's also at least on RE, Regional Express, which doesn't stop at every station, and they make the trip in about 42-45 minutes.
So, for 34€, for two on a Bayern-Ticket, you can go back and forth from Munich to Augsburg and anywhere else on any regional transport in Bavaria all day. That would include any local transit (S-/U-Bahn, streetcars, buses) in Munich (after 9 AM) to get to/from the trains stations.
We lived in Augsburg for four years and loved that city. They have a great Christmas Market.
If you stay in Augsburg be sure to visit the Rathaus and the three hundred plus year old Fuggeri village (first housing for the poor in Europe).