The cheapest trains from Zurich to Munich

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

$33

Average

$78

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Zurich to Munich will cost around $ 78 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 33.

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11:07PMZürich HB9h10 08:17AMMunich Hbf
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$331One-way
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09:09AMZürich HB5h32 02:41PMMunich Hbf
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$331One-way
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10:05PMZürich HB9h38 07:43AMMunich Hbf
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$331One-way
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11:39PMZürich HB10h48 10:27AMMunich Hbf
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$431One-way
09:03AMZürich HB4h02 01:05PMMunich Hbf
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$451One-way

Timetable Zurich to Munich

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12:08AMZürich HB9h05 09:13AMMunich Hbf
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12:08AMZürich HB10h19 10:27AMMunich Hbf
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12:17AMZürich HB9h24 09:41AMMunich Hbf
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12:17AMZürich HB8h56 09:13AMMunich Hbf
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05:39AMZürich HB5h02 10:41AMMunich Hbf
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06:37AMZürich HB4h35 11:12AMMunich Hbf
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07:03AMZürich HB4h01 11:04AMMunich Hbf
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07:03AMZürich HB5h02 12:05PMMunich Hbf
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07:05AMZürich HB5h05 12:10PMMunich Hbf
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07:09AMZürich HB5h32 12:41PMMunich Hbf
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08:37AMZürich HB4h35 01:12PMMunich Hbf
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09:03AMZürich HB4h02 01:05PMMunich Hbf
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09:03AMZürich HB5h02 02:05PMMunich Hbf
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09:05AMZürich HB5h06 02:11PMMunich Hbf
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09:09AMZürich HB5h32 02:41PMMunich Hbf
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10:37AMZürich HB4h35 03:12PMMunich Hbf
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11:03AMZürich HB4h01 03:04PMMunich Hbf
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11:03AMZürich HB5h02 04:05PMMunich Hbf
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11:05AMZürich HB5h06 04:11PMMunich Hbf
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11:09AMZürich HB5h31 04:40PMMunich Hbf
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11:39AMZürich HB5h01 04:40PMMunich Hbf
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01:03PMZürich HB5h02 06:05PMMunich Hbf
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01:03PMZürich HB4h01 05:04PMMunich Hbf
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01:05PMZürich HB5h06 06:11PMMunich Hbf
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01:09PMZürich HB5h32 06:41PMMunich Hbf
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01:39PMZürich HB5h02 06:41PMMunich Hbf
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02:37PMZürich HB4h34 07:11PMMunich Hbf
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02:37PMZürich HB5h34 08:11PMMunich Hbf
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02:39PMZürich HB5h26 08:05PMMunich Hbf
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02:40PMZürich HB6h01 08:41PMMunich Hbf
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02:40PMZürich HB5h35 08:15PMMunich Hbf
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02:40PMZürich HB5h25 08:05PMMunich Hbf
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03:05PMZürich HB5h06 08:11PMMunich Hbf
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03:09PMZürich HB5h32 08:41PMMunich Hbf
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03:39PMZürich HB5h02 08:41PMMunich Hbf
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04:37PMZürich HB4h35 09:12PMMunich Hbf
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04:39PMZürich HB5h01 09:40PMMunich Hbf
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05:03PMZürich HB4h01 09:04PMMunich Hbf
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05:05PMZürich HB5h10 10:15PMMunich Hbf
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05:09PMZürich HB5h32 10:41PMMunich Hbf
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05:39PMZürich HB5h02 10:41PMMunich Hbf
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06:09PMZürich HB5h32 11:41PMMunich Hbf
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06:37PMZürich HB5h55 12:32AMMunich Hbf
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07:03PMZürich HB4h01 11:04PMMunich Hbf
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07:05PMZürich HB5h22 12:27AMMunich Hbf
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07:09PMZürich HB5h48 12:57AMMunich Hbf
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08:37PMZürich HB9h20 05:57AMMunich Hbf
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09:09PMZürich HB10h09 07:18AMMunich Hbf
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10:05PMZürich HB9h38 07:43AMMunich Hbf
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10:05PMZürich HB9h48 07:53AMMunich Hbf
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10:05PMZürich HB9h26 07:31AMMunich Hbf
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11:07PMZürich HB9h10 08:17AMMunich Hbf
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11:39PMZürich HB10h48 10:27AMMunich Hbf
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11:39PMZürich HB10h02 09:41AMMunich Hbf
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Tue
Sep 21
$33Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Wed
Sep 22
$33Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Sep 23
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$429Eurowings
Fri
Sep 24
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$193Eurowings
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Sep 25
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$429Lufthansa Cityline
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Sep 26
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$429Swiss
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Sep 27
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$429Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 28
$24Deutsche Bahn
$39Flixbus
$168Eurowings
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Sep 29
$24Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Sep 30
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Fri
Oct 1
$33Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$255Eurowings
Sat
Oct 2
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$429Swiss
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Oct 3
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Mon
Oct 4
$24Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$429tab
Tue
Oct 5
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Wed
Oct 6
$33Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Thu
Oct 7
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Fri
Oct 8
$24Deutsche Bahn
$45Flixbus
$168Eurowings
Sat
Oct 9
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$361Lufthansa Cityline
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Oct 10
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Mon
Oct 11
$33Deutsche Bahn
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The fastest trains from Zurich to Munich

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

4 h 1 m

Average

6 h 4 m

Trains per day

54

Distance

242 km

Of the 54 trains that leave Zurich for Munich every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 242 km distance in an average of 6 h 4 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 1 m .

The slowest trains will take 10 h 48 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:03AMZürich HB4h01 03:04PMMunich Hbf
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$451One-way
Fastest
07:03AMZürich HB4h01 11:04AMMunich Hbf
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$571One-way
Fastest
07:03PMZürich HB4h01 11:04PMMunich Hbf
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$451One-way
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01:03PMZürich HB4h01 05:04PMMunich Hbf
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$451One-way
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05:03PMZürich HB4h01 09:04PMMunich Hbf
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$571One-way

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Train Information to Munich from Zurich

distanceDistance149 miles (241 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price$26 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet

Trains from Zurich to Munich cover the 149 miles (241 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 35 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $26 (€21), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in München Hbf.

Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Zurich to Munich train.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Zurich and Munich due to the coronavirus:

    • Normal conditions apply
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Zurich to Munich

    Whether passengers are in Zurich for its spectacular view of the snow-capped Alps or Swiss National Museum, there is no better way to enjoy the wonderful offerings of Zurich other than taking a train from Zurich to Munich. This scenic ride from Zurich to Munich is popular among both locals and vacationers. Trains heading to Munich from Zurich cover a distance of around 150 miles (241 km) with a journey time of only four hours. Each day, there are 12 direct trains from Zurich to Munich. These trains depart from Zurich Hauptbahnhof station and arrive at Munich train station.

    Zurich to Munich Train Time: Daily Departures

    There is an average of 27 trains a day to Munich from Zurich, each leaving approximately every 35 minutes. The first train departs Zurich at 7:00 a.m., and the last at 7:00 p.m. There are also 12 direct trains from Zurich to Munich every day.

    How long does the journey to Munich from  Zurich take?

    The average travel time to Munich from Zurich is four hours and 12 minutes. The quickest train, which is a direct train, takes three hours and 54 minutes. Trains that have one stopover may take up to six hours; those with two layovers may take up to 11 hours. Some of the popular stopovers are Winterthur, Schaffhausen, and Ulm stations.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Zurich to Munich?

    Departure train station: The train from Zurich to Munich departs from Zurich Hauptbahnhof.  This station is located in Zurich city, and it takes only ten minutes to walk to the city center. Passengers could also use a tram to move from Zurich Hauptbahnhof to Zurich city center. The Zurich train station is built with a modern design and offers a scope of facilities such as a currency exchange point, a lost and found office, assistance for disabled persons, tourist information point, shops, restaurants, luggage storage, and free WiFi.

    Arrival train station: The train from Zurich to Munich arrives at Munich Main Train Station, which is also known as the Munchen Hauptbahnhof. The station is located close to Munich's city center. This train station ensures passengers get a comfortable ride with its several facilities and services. These facilities include free WiFi, lost property service, parking, shops, and restaurants serving German delicacies.

    Which train companies travel from Zurich to Munich?

    Passengers who want to book a train from Zurich to Munich can travel with either Deutsche Bahn, EuroCity or Intercity trains. All of them offer comfortable and convenient alternatives.

    Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Munich

    Deutsche Bahn is a German-based train company, and it provides the most trains connecting Zurich and Munich, with a higher frequency over the weekend. The average train from Zurich to Munich by Deutsche Bahn takes six hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest train takes four hours and 1 minute. Every day, there are two direct trains from Zurich to Munich provided by Deutsche Bahn.

    Eurocity Zurich to Munich

    Eurocity offers two schedules for the train from Zurich to Munich. There is the express schedule, which takes exactly four hours to reach Munch from Zurich. The other schedule takes four hours and 47 minutes. Most trains on this route are long-distance trains.

    DB Intercity Zurich to Munich

    Intercity trains from Zurich to Munich depart from Zurich  Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Munchen Train Station. If you are looking to travel to Munich on the weekend there is typically one Intercity train scheduled trip per day.

    Zurich to Munich Trains: Services on Board

    Most Zurich to Munich trains are equipped with fantastic facilities and services to make the ride fully enjoyable. Deutsche Bahn trains have spacious seats where passengers can stow their luggage under the seat or on the large luggage racks above. While both the Eurocity and Intercity trains allow passengers to take pets on the train free of charge if travelers need to bring a bike they must ensure they book a train that accommodates bikes and reserve bicycle space. All these trains also have mobility services such as wheelchair and boarding ramps to help passengers with limited mobility to get on and off the train easily. If extra help is required, the staff are always ready to assist, though it is advisable to contact the travel provider in advance to organize specific needs.

     How to find cheap train tickets from Zurich to Munich?

    To offset the cost of traveling by train from Zurich to Munich, plan early and checking the prices before booking. Trains from Zurich to Munich are usually open for booking six months in advance. Travelers can book three months or one month early to get a good deal. If the booking is not yet open for the dates you wish to travel, set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released. Also, go for connecting trains with one or two stopovers, the journey time may be extended, but passengers are guaranteed to get cheap tickets. 

    Train tickets from Zürich to Munich: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 41 €
    2 weeks earlier 35 €17%
    3 weeks earlier 33 €24%
    1 month before 32 €28.%
    2 months earlier 32 €28.%
    3 months earlier 34 €21%


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    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • Buying your train ticket from Zürich - Munich 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 24% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Zürich - Munich with 2 months in advance you save up to about 28% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 21%.
    • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Zurich to Munich
    Travel by train to Munich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Munich.
    FAQs
    Is travel by train currently allowed from Zurich, Switzerland to Munich, Germany?

    Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Munich, Germany by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter Germany from Switzerland?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Pre-arrival health declaration
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

    What are the safety rules to follow in Munich, Germany?

    All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 9/20/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Zurich to Munich as this information can change.

    What restrictions are there on reentering Switzerland from Munich, Germany?

    Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Zurich from Munich?

    Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Munich?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Health declaration required
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

    What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

    The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    Last checked on 9/20/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Munich.

    What is the price of the cheapest train from Zurich to Munich?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Munich from Zurich for the next 7 days starting from $24 (€19)  one way.
    How much is the train between Zurich and Munich on average?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $26 (€21)  for a train ticket between Zurich and Munich.
    How far is Munich from Zurich by train?
    The Zurich to Munich train distance is approximately 149 miles (241 km).
    How many hours is the train time to Munich from Zurich?
    The Zurich to Munich train duration is on average 5 h 35 min, which is to be expected when traveling 149 miles (241 km) from Zurich to Munich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    What station does the train from Zurich to Munich depart from? Which Munich train station do I come into from Zurich?

    When taking a train from Zurich, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. When you arrive in Munich, your train can arrive in train stations including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Zürich HB   to München Hbf.

    Where is the Zurich train station located? Where is the Munich train station located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at München Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

    What train providers go from Zurich to Munich?
    If you're looking for trains from Zurich to Munich, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet to get you to Munich. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Zurich to Munich journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any direct trains from Zurich to Munich?
    Yes, there are 5 direct trains between Zurich and Munich per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
    How many train services are there from Zurich to Munich a day?
    On average, there are 5 trains a day from Zurich to Munich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When is the earliest train from Zurich to Munich? When is the last train from Zurich to Munich?
    You can take the first train from Zurich to Munich at 4: 37 AM. The last train from Zurich to Munich that you can take departs at 11: 08 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Zurich to Munich schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Zurich to Munich to get the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets to Munich from Zurich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $26 (€21) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Zurich to Munich a few months in advance.
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