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from Zurich to Munich

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To get from Zurich to Munich on Jan 23 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:05PMZurich Airport4h05 08:10PMMunich Airport
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$1381One-way
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05:15PMZurich Airport3h35 08:50PMMunich Airport
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07:05PMZurich Airport0h55 08:00PMMunich Airport
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05:55PMZurich Airport1h00 06:55PMMunich Airport
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Jan 23
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Jan 24
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Jan 25
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Jan 26
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Jan 27
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$447Lufthansa Cityline
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Jan 28
$24Deutsche Bahn
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Jan 29
$20Deutsche Bahn
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Jan 30
$24Deutsche Bahn
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$138Eurowings
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Jan 31
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Feb 1
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Feb 2
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Feb 3
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Feb 4
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Feb 5
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Feb 6
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Feb 7
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$377Lufthansa Cityline
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Feb 8
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$324Lufthansa Cityline
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Feb 9
$24Deutsche Bahn
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Feb 10
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Travel Information to Munich from Zurich

distanceDistance149 miles (241 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $350
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€16) • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $350 (€288) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 149 miles (241 km) by flight, bus or train from Zurich to Munich. 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 trip are Lufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Zurich to Munich.

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Travel from Zurich to Munich: Journey Details

Getting from Zurich to Munich is easy and shouldn't take more than 4 hours, no matter which form of transport you choose. There are buses and trains that provide an affordable, hassle free way to travel, along with flights that take under an hour. Anyone in a hurry should fly, but however you travel, the journey will pass by quickly, leaving you plenty of time to explore Munich.

Return trips from Munich to Zurich are also available.

How to get from Zürich to Munich

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Zürich to Munich 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 Zürich to Munich. 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 Zurich to Munich

Flixbus offers buses from Zurich to Munich everyday. The bus journey to Munich takes between 4 hours and 4 hours 45 minutes, so shouldn't be too tiring. All services leave from the bus station at Sihlquai, so give yourself twenty minutes or so to reach it if you are coming from the city center.

Trains from Zurich to Munich

Numerous trains from Zurich to Munich are offered by Deutsche Bahn everyday. The journey between these two cities around 3 hours 45 minutes. The first bus of the day leaves Zurich Hauptbahnhof at 6:00 a.m., and there are hourly departures after that until the last train at 11:45 p.m. All trains get into Munich Hauptbahnhof, which is right at the heart of the city.

Flights from Zurich to Munich

Flights from Zurich to Munich are a fast and convenient way to travel between the two cities. The route is covered by Swiss Air and Lufthansa, and at 55 minutes, flying is the fastest way to reach Munich. When travel to and from the airport is included, the total journey time won't be much more than 3 hours.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to Munich

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Munich, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland currently allowed?

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

Is international entry into Munich from Zurich restricted?

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

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

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Munich, Germany?

The government of Germany 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 1/21/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Munich from Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Munich, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Munich, Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Zurich from Munich here.

How do I travel from Zurich to Munich?

There are 3 travel options from Zurich to Munich: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Zurich to Munich?

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Munich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $19 (€16) compared to other travel options to Munich:

A bus is generally $331 (€273) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $350 (€288) from Zurich to Munich.

Taking a bus is usually $5 (€4) less than taking a train to Munich, which costs on average $24 (€20) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Zurich to Munich?

The quickest way to travel to Munich from 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, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Munich by train can take on average 3 h 31 min.

How many miles from Zurich to Munich would I travel?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zurich to Munich?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Munich is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Zurich to Munich depart from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in München, ZOB.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Zürich HB and arrive in München Hbf.

Who can get me from Zurich to Munich?

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

  • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Munich by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Zurich to Munich for $350 (€288) on Omio.
  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Munich by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Zurich to Munich for $19 (€16).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Munich by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Munich for $24 (€20).

Is it possible to travel directly to Munich from Zurich?

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

  • You'll find direct flights with Lufthansa Cityline, Swiss or tab.

Direct services to Munich 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 journey.

Where should I go next after I travel to Munich from Zurich?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Munich often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Munich itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Munich and any of these top destinations today!

When should I book a ticket from Zurich to Munich online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $350 (€288) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket costs $19 (€16) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $24 (€20) one way on average for this trip.

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