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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 Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:55AMMunich Hbf3h32 10:27AMZürich HB
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06:55AMMunich Hbf3h32 10:27AMZürich HB
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08:55AMMunich Hbf3h56 12:51PMZürich HB
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03:24AMMunich Hbf5h31 08:55AMZürich HB
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02:55PMMunich Hbf3h32 06:27PMZürich HB
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Jan 30
$38Deutsche Bahn
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$136Eurowings
Mon
Jan 31
$31Deutsche Bahn
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$568Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Feb 1
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$507Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Feb 2
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$510Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Feb 3
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$507Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Feb 4
$24Deutsche Bahn
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$136Eurowings
Sat
Feb 5
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$462Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Feb 6
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$136Eurowings
Mon
Feb 7
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$462tab
Tue
Feb 8
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$462Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Feb 9
$24Deutsche Bahn
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$462Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Feb 10
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$462Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Feb 11
$24Deutsche Bahn
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$136Eurowings
Sat
Feb 12
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$462tab
Sun
Feb 13
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$136Eurowings
Mon
Feb 14
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$401tab
Tue
Feb 15
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$330tab
Wed
Feb 16
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$136Eurowings
Thu
Feb 17
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$330Swiss
Fri
Feb 18
$24Deutsche Bahn
$19STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$136Eurowings

Travel Information from Munich to Zurich

distanceDistance149 miles (241 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $220
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€16) • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $220 (€182) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus 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 $19 (€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: Travel from Munich to 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?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 1/28/22. 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.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Munich, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

Return travel to Munich, Germany from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open 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 and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 1/28/22. 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.

What are the ways to get from Munich to Zurich?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Munich to Zurich. You can take a flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Zurich from Munich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $19 (€16).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Zurich:

Taking a bus is about $201 (€166) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $220 (€182) for this journey.

Taking a bus is about $5 (€4) less than taking a train, which costs on average $24 (€20) for this trip.

What is the fastest way 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, going by bus can take 3 h 50 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 32 min   on average.

How many miles from Munich to Zurich would I travel?

Zurich is approximately 149 miles (241 km) away from Munich.

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

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

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

Which travel companies can get me from Munich to Zurich?

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

  • You can travel from Munich to Zurich by flight with Lufthansa Cityline. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $220 (€182) with Lufthansa Cityline from Munich to Zurich.
  • You can travel from Munich to Zurich by bus with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $19 (€16) with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Munich to Zurich.
  • You can take a train from Munich to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $24 (€20) with Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Zurich.

Is there a direct service from Munich to Zurich?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Lufthansa Cityline, Swiss or tab.
  • You'll find direct buses with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can travel directly by train with Deutsche Bahn.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Munich to Zurich?

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!

How far in advance should I buy my Munich to Zurich one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $220 (€182) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $19 (€16) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $24 (€20) 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.