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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
Jul 23
$53Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$118Eurowings
Wed
Jul 24
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Eurowings
Thu
Jul 25
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$94Eurowings
Fri
Jul 26
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Germanwings
Sat
Jul 27
$47Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$153Germanwings
Sun
Jul 28
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$176Eurowings
Mon
Jul 29
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Eurowings
Tue
Jul 30
$47Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$82Tuifly
Wed
Jul 31
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$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Eurowings
Thu
Aug 1
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Eurowings
Fri
Aug 2
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Eurowings
Sat
Aug 3
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$21Flixbus
$94Germanwings
Sun
Aug 4
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$153Germanwings
Mon
Aug 5
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Eurowings
Tue
Aug 6
$47Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$82Germanwings
Wed
Aug 7
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$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Eurowings
Thu
Aug 8
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Eurowings
Fri
Aug 9
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Germanwings
Sat
Aug 10
$47Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$94Eurowings
Sun
Aug 11
$47Deutsche Bahn with connection
$16RegioJet
$82Germanwings
Mon
Aug 12
$47Deutsche Bahn
$16Eurolines Switzerland
$82Eurowings

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Journey Summary

Zurich to Munich Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
6 hours 14 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $40
Trains depart from:Zurich
Trains arrive in:Munich
Distance:242 km
TrainTrain Companies:Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn

Quick Guide: Trains from Zurich to Munich

Average Price: €68
Trains per day: ~30
Transfers: Direct, Multiple
Average Time: 5:04
Fastest Route: 4:19
Slowest Route: 10:20


Trains from Zurich to Munich

Trains in Europe are an efficient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. A timetable of high-speed German Deutsche Bahn trains from Zurich to Munich run seven days a week. There are 13 direct Zurich to Munich train departures a day from around 6:15 a.m., until about 7:15 p.m., with a journey time of just under 4 hours. Most of these Zurich to Munich trains terminate at Munich Hauptbahnhof. There are also frequent daily departures with longer journey times, which involve transfers at Winterthur, Schaffhausen, and Ulm stations.

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Zurich to Munich Train Cost

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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€93

1 Day in Advance

€85

1 Week in Advance

€78

2 Weeks in Advance

€70

1 Month in Advance

€40

3 Months in Advance

€40

Zurich to Munich Trains: General Information


Deutsche Bahn train ticket prices change frequently so there are no firm rules for finding the best prices. Travelers can usually offset some of cost of Zurich to Munich train tickets by planning ahead and checking the prices before booking.


  • autobus All Zurich to Munich trains are run by Deutsche Bahn.
  • autobus Most Zurich to Munich trains are direct, depart from Zurich Hauptbahnhof and arrive at Munich Hauptbahnhof.
  • autobus The Zurich to Munich train journey takes as little as 4 hours and 38 minutes to arrive in Munich.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Zurich to Munich 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 Zurich to Munich trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 8% cheaper to book a Zurich to Munich train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • Zurich to Munich train costs are 16% cheaper when booked 1 week in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.
  • Finally, Zurich to Munich train costs are 57% cheaper when booked a month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day you intend to travel.

Taking the Train from Zurich

Trains for Munich depart from Zurich Hauptbahnhof, a busy, centrally located station. Zurich Hbf is well linked to the city by an extensive public transport network of S-Bahn trains, city and Swiss Post Auto buses, cable cars, ferries, regional trains, and trams, all of which enjoy an efficient integrated ticketing system. Night buses operate on Friday and Saturday nights and a taxi rank is located outside the station.

Getting into Munich by Train

Munich combines an almost Mediterranean climate with a snowy Alpine skyline. Although much of the city was destroyed during the Second World War, many of its former buildings have been restored to their former historic Gothic footprint. With pleasant walks along the River Isar and wide boulevards to explore, Munich has a charming al-fresco atmosphere during summer days, followed by a vibrant nightlife of theater, galleries, and typically German beer halls. Trains arrive at either Munich Hauptbahnhof or Munich Hackerbrücke. Both stations are located close together in the city center, near Marienplatz. The city has a wide network of public transport made up of U and S-Bahn trains, Metro Buses and many tram lines. Trams and buses run 24-hours a day and taxis are available at both train stations.

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Best fares for trains from Zurich to Munich

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Fri, Jul 26
Train
Deutsche Bahn
16:375h 55m22:32
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Sat, Jul 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn
14:374h 35m19:12
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Fastest Trains from Zurich to Munich
Mon, Aug 19
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Deutsche Bahn
12:374h 34m17:11
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Mon, Aug 26
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Deutsche Bahn
12:374h 34m17:11
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Tue, Aug 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn
12:374h 34m17:11
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Return Train Tickets for Munich to Zurich
Sat, Jul 27
Train
Deutsche Bahn
15:345h 46m21:20
MunichZurich
Sun, Jul 28
Train
Deutsche Bahn
06:475h 36m12:23
MunichZurich
Mon, Jul 29
Train
Deutsche Bahn with connection
18:449h 41m04:25
MunichZurich

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Zurich
Munich
TrainZürich HB

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