How to travel from Munich to Zurich

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from Munich to Zurich

You can get from Munich to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Munich to Zurich on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMMünchen, ZOB3h40 09:40PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
0 transfers
261One-way
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03:24AMMunich Hbf5h31 08:55AMZürich HB
2 transfers
221One-way
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10:00AMMünchen, ZOB3h40 01:40PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
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261One-way
06:52PMMunich Hbf3h35 10:27PMZürich HB
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461One-way
03:24AMMunich Hbf5h29 08:53AMZürich HB
3 transfers
281One-way

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Travel Information to Zurich from Munich

distanceDistance149 miles (241 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $148
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€16) • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $148 (€135) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSTUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 149 miles (241 km) from Munich to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Munich to Zurich.

Travel from Munich to Zurich: Journey Details

People traveling from Munich to Zurich may choose between bus and train transport, depending on their individual travel requirements and the exact location they want to reach. The cities are too close to each other to make airplane travel a viable option. Visitors may also opt for a drive share option or hire a private rental car through a rental agency. Rental cars may be collected at the airport upon arrival. Travel by public transportation is a fast, affordable option and buses and trains offers comfort and luxury.

Return trips from Zurich to Munich are also available.

How to get from Munich to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Munich to Zürich there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 60,50% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Munich to Zürich. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Munich to Zurich

There are regular and frequent buses from Munich to Zurich available throughout the day and evening. Buses to Zurich are provide by Flixbus, Infobus, Regiojet, the Allgau Airport Express and Semitimes. The journey takes between 3:45h and 4:40h and there are morning, afternoon and evening buses. In addition, there are very early and late night buses departing at 4:45 a.m and 11:45 p.m. Buses which change at Milano can take about 12:25h to arrive in Zurich. Buses depart from Munich ZOB and arrive at the Bus or Car Parkplatz Sihlquai in Zurich.

Trains from Munich to Zurich

There are regular high-speed trains from Munich to Zurich departing every day. The train service is provided by Deutsche Bahn on the high speed line. Trains depart from the Munich Central Station (Hackerbrucke) or ZOB and arrive at the Zurich Central Station located in the city center. High speed trains run from 00:00 p.m. to 20:45 p.m. The fastest, direct trains take 3:42h to arrive in Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Munich to Zurich

Travel Tips: Travel to Zurich 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 Munich to Zurich.
FAQs

Travel from Munich, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Zurich from Munich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Zurich, Switzerland from Munich?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Munich and Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Munich, Germany from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Munich, Germany was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Munich from Zurich.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Munich and Zurich. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Zurich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€16) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A bus is generally $130 (€119) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $148 (€135) from Munich to Zurich.

A bus is generally $105 (€96) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $122 (€112) from Munich to Zurich.

The quickest way to travel from Munich to Zurich is by flight, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 3 h 40 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 35 min.

The distance is approximately 149 miles (241 km) from Munich to Zurich.

The average frequency per day from Munich to Zurich is:

  • Around 10 buses per day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Zurich from Munich as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Munich to Zurich:

  • Buses most often depart from Munich at München, ZOB and arrive in Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Flights most often depart from Munich at Munich Airport and arrive in Zurich at Zurich Airport.
  • Trains from Munich to Zurich most often leave from München Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Munich to Zurich:

  • You can take a bus from Munich to Zurich with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Cheap tickets can be found for $17 (€16) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Munich to Zurich.
  • You can travel by plane from Munich to Zurich with Eurowings, and you can find Eurowings Munich to Zurich tickets for $148 (€135) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Munich to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $122 (€112) with Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Zurich.

Yes, there are direct services available from Munich to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 10 direct buses per day with Infobus, BlaBlaCar or Pinkbus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Zurich from Munich.

Your trip from Munich to Zurich doesn't have to end in Zurich. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Basel. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Basel to your Munich to Zurich tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Zurich today!

When planning your trip from Munich to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $17 (€16) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $148 (€135) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $122 (€112) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Munich to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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