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from Munich to Zurich

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

Our recommendation

To get from Munich to Zurich on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:45AMMünchen, ZOB3h50 08:35AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
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$201One-way
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04:45AMMünchen, ZOB3h50 08:35AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai
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$201One-way
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09:43AMMunich Hbf5h37 03:20PMZürich HB
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$1321One-way
11:50PMMunich Hbf8h30 08:20AMZürich HB
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$1591One-way
08:05PMMunich Airport0h55 09:00PMZurich Airport
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$5891One-way

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Sep 19
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$589Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Sep 20
$45Deutsche Bahn
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$589tab
Tue
Sep 21
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$193Eurowings
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Sep 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$525tab
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Sep 23
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Fri
Sep 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$478Swiss
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Sep 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$478Lufthansa Cityline
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Sep 26
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$478Swiss
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Sep 27
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$478tab
Tue
Sep 28
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Wed
Sep 29
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$478tab
Thu
Sep 30
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Fri
Oct 1
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$255Eurowings
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Oct 2
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$478Lufthansa Cityline
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Oct 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$478Swiss
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Oct 4
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$413Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Oct 5
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Wed
Oct 6
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$255Eurowings
Thu
Oct 7
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$168Eurowings
Fri
Oct 8
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$218Eurowings
Sat
Oct 9
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$338Swiss

Travel Information from Munich to Zurich

distanceDistance149 miles (241 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $432
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $432 (€345) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 149 miles (241 km) by flight, bus or train between Munich and 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 $20 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus 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

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FAQs
Does Switzerland have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Zurich from Munich?

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?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

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

The above information was last verified on 9/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Munich to Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return to Munich, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Munich from Zurich restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Munich, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 9/18/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Munich from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from Munich to Zurich?

You can travel to Zurich from Munich 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Zurich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $20 (€16) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a bus is about $412 (€329) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $432 (€345) for this route.

Taking a bus is about $14 (€11) less than taking a train, which costs on average $34 (€27) for this route.

What is the quickest way from Munich to Zurich?

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

There are alternative travel options to Zurich that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 3 h 50 min.

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

What is the distance between Munich and Zurich?

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

Where do I depart from Munich? Where do I arrive in Zurich?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Munich Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Buses mostly depart from München, ZOB and arrive in Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai.
  • Trains mostly depart from München Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Munich to Zurich?

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

  • You can take a flight from Munich to Zurich with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $432 (€345) with Lufthansa Cityline from Munich to Zurich.
  • You can travel by bus from Munich to Zurich with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. And you can find STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Munich to Zurich tickets for $20 (€16) on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Zurich from Munich with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Munich to Zurich tickets for $34 (€27) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly 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 Cityline or tab.
  • You can book a direct bus with BlaBlaCar or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.
  • You can book a direct train with.

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 between Munich and Zurich.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip 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 early should I purchase Munich to Zurich tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Munich to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $432 (€345) one way on average for this route.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $20 (€16) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $34 (€27) one way.

But we recommend booking Munich to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

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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