You can get from Zurich to Munich by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zurich to Munich on Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||149 miles (241 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$17 - $951|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $17 (€16) • 3 h 40 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $951 (€869) • 50 min|
|Popular travel companies||Pinkbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 149 miles (241 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Munich from Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Pinkbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Zurich to Munich.
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.
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.
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 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.
International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Munich, Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip from Zurich to Munich.
The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:
You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Munich closer to your date of departure here.
There are 4 ways that you can travel between Zurich and Munich. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Munich is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€16) compared to other travel options to Munich:
A bus is $933 (€853) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Munich costing on average $951 (€869).
Taking a bus is usually $105 (€96) less than taking a train to Munich, which costs on average $122 (€112) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Zurich to Munich is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.
There are alternative travel options to Munich that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 40 min on average.
In comparison, getting to Munich by train can take on average 5 h 6 min.
The distance from Zurich to Munich is approximately 149 miles (241 km).
The average frequency per day from Zurich to Munich is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Zurich to 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 when traveling from Zurich to Munich:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Munich with the following travel companies:
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 trip.
When planning your trip from Zurich to Munich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Munich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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