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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 Jun 15 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:55PMMunich4h02 06:57PMZürich HB
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$241One-way
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04:52PMMunich4h05 08:57PMZürich HB
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08:55AMMunich4h02 12:57PMZürich HB
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$461One-way
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Mon
Jun 14
$59Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$609Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Jun 15
$24Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$609Swiss
Wed
Jun 16
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$691Lufthansa
Thu
Jun 17
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$609Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Jun 18
$24Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
Jun 19
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$609Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Jun 20
$24Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
$493Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Jun 21
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$493Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Jun 22
$24Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$493Swiss
Wed
Jun 23
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$493Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Jun 24
$24Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
Jun 25
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$493Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Jun 26
$24Deutsche Bahn
$10STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$493Swiss
Sun
Jun 27
$24Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
$493Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Jun 28
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$493tab
Tue
Jun 29
$24Deutsche Bahn
$23Flixbus
$426Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Jun 30
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$426Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Jul 1
$24Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$426Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Jul 2
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$426tab
Sat
Jul 3
$24Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$349Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Jul 4
$24Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
$349Lufthansa Cityline

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.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland allowed?

Travel from Munich, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Zurich from Munich restricted?

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

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

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 6/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Zurich from Munich closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on reentering Germany from Zurich, Switzerland due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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 6/13/21. 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.

How do I go from Munich to Zurich?

There are 3 ways to travel from Munich to Zurich including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the distance between Munich and Zurich?

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

When traveling to Zurich from Munich, what are the departure and arrival points in Munich and Zurich?

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from München, ZOB and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Most travelers catch their train from München Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
Who can get me from Munich to Zurich?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Munich to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline for flights to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Cityline Munich to Zurich tickets on Omio for $370 (€286).
  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Munich to Zurich tickets on Omio for $24 (€19).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Munich to Zurich tickets on Omio for $41 (€32).
Is there a direct service from Munich to Zurich?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Lufthansa or Lufthansa Cityline.
  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn.

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 from Munich to Zurich.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Munich to Zurich?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Munich to Zurich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Basel. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Munich and Zurich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Zurich and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Munich and Zurich online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $370 (€286) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $24 (€19) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $41 (€32) one way.

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.

What is the cheapest way to go from Munich to Zurich?

The cheapest way to travel to Zurich from Munich is by taking a bus with an average price of $24 (€19).

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A bus is $346 (€267) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Munich to Zurich costing on average $370 (€286).

A bus is $17 (€13) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Munich to Zurich costing on average $41 (€32).

What is the quickest way to get from Munich to Zurich?

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Munich is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 50 min  of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 2 min.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
Zurich
München ZOB Hackerbrücke
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München Hbf
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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.<br>Metro lines U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, U8<br>Bus lines 58<br>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.
München Ost
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