Trains from Munich to Zurich

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Tue
May 21
$58Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$81eagle atlantic airlines
Wed
May 22
$46Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines France
$81Germanwings
Thu
May 23
$46Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$81eagle atlantic airlines
Fri
May 24
$46Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$81Germanwings
Sat
May 25
$46Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$93Germanwings
Sun
May 26
$46Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$93eagle atlantic airlines
Mon
May 27
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$16Eurolines Switzerland
$195Air France
Tue
May 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$81eagle atlantic airlines
Wed
May 29
$46Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines France
$81Germanwings
Thu
May 30
$46Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$81eagle atlantic airlines
Fri
May 31
$46Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$81Germanwings
Sat
Jun 1
$46Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$116eagle atlantic airlines
Sun
Jun 2
$46Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$180Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Jun 3
$35Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$195Air France
Tue
Jun 4
$23Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$81Germanwings
Wed
Jun 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines France
$81eagle atlantic airlines
Thu
Jun 6
$23Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$81Germanwings
Fri
Jun 7
$46Deutsche Bahn
$16RegioJet
$81eagle atlantic airlines
Sat
Jun 8
$41Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$136Iberia
Sun
Jun 9
$46Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
$81eagle atlantic airlines
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Journey Summary

Munich to Zurich Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
6 hours
Train Ticket Price: $43
Trains depart from:Munich
Trains arrive in:Zurich
Distance:242 Kms
TrainTrain Companies:ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Munich to Zurich

Trains in Europe are an effective way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. All trains traveling from Munich to Zurich are operated by Deutsche Bahn, with between 18-22 trains making the journey every day. Some Munich to Zurich trains are direct; however, most trains require between 2-4 transfers. Trains typically take between 4½ and 10½ hours to arrive in Zurich, depending on if a transfer is required. The first train of the day departs Munich at 3:24 a.m. while the last leaves at 12:01 a.m. All Munich to Zurich trains depart from München Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and arrive at Zürich Hauptbahnhof (main train station).

Munich to Zurich Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Munich to Zurich when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€81

1 Day in Advance

€72

1 Week in Advance

€58

2 Weeks in Advance

€53

1 Month in Advance

€48

3 Months in Advance

€48

Munich to Zurich Trains: General Information


Travelers in Europe can offset some of the cost of Munich to Zurich train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Munich to Zurich trains are run by Deutsche Bahn.
  • autobus Some Munich to Zurich trains are direct; however, most journeys require between 2-4 transfers. All trains depart from München Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Zürich Hauptbahnhof.
  • autobus The Munich to Zurich train journey takes as little as 4 hours and 20 minutes to arrive in Zurich.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Munich to Zurich train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Munich to Zurich trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 11% cheaper on average to book a Munich to Zurich train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the train station.
  • Munich to Zurich train costs are 28% cheaper on average when booked 1 week in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.
  • Munich to Zurich train tickets are 41% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance of when you intend on traveling.

Taking the Train from Munich

Travelers wishing to make long distance journeys from Munich to Zurich should head for Munich's main railway station, München Hauptbahnhof, which is located at Bayerstraße in the city center. The station is served by several tram lines that stop in front of the main station entrance. There are also numerous S-Bahn, bus, and underground lines that serve the station, as well as taxi stands.

Getting into Zurich by Train

Trains from Munich to Zurich arrive at the city's main train station, Zürich Hauptbahnhof, which is centrally located near the old town on Bahnhofstrasse, making it a great starting point for exploring the architecture, museums, and sites of the city. The station is the main hub for the city's clean and efficient public transport system, which includes trams, buses and suburban trains (S-Bahn). The bus station is easy to locate just 100 meters north from the train station. The city is best explored on foot, but bus or tram stops are located approximately 300 meters apart. Buses run from 5:00 a.m. until about 12:30 a.m. and there are also night buses that run in 30-minute intervals on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Best fares for trains from Munich to Zurich

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Fri, May 24
Train
Deutsche Bahn
01:245h 59m07:23
MunichZurich
Sat, May 25
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Deutsche Bahn
01:245h 59m07:23
MunichZurich
Fastest Trains from Munich to Zurich
Tue, May 28
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Deutsche Bahn
16:154h 43m20:58
MunichZurich
Thu, May 30
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Deutsche Bahn
16:154h 43m20:58
MunichZurich
Sat, Jun 8
Train
Deutsche Bahn
16:154h 43m20:58
MunichZurich
Return Train Tickets for Zurich to Munich
Wed, May 22
Train
Deutsche Bahn
18:379h 20m03:57
ZurichMunich
Thu, May 23
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Deutsche Bahn
18:379h 20m03:57
ZurichMunich
Sat, May 25
Train
Deutsche Bahn
05:024h 47m09:49
ZurichMunich
Stations
Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Munich
Zurich
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, U8
Bus lines 58
Tram lines 16, 17, 20, 21, 22
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
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