How to travel from Zurich to Munich

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from Zurich to Munich

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

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To get from Zurich to Munich on Dec 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai3h40 11:40AMMünchen, ZOB
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08:00AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai3h40 11:40AMMünchen, ZOB
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10:00AMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai3h40 01:40PMMünchen, ZOB
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02:00PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai3h40 05:40PMMünchen, ZOB
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06:00PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai3h40 09:40PMMünchen, ZOB
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Travel Information between Zurich and Munich

distanceDistance149 miles (241 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $951
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€16) • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $951 (€869) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPinkbus, 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.

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

Travel Tips: Travel to Munich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Munich.
FAQs

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Munich, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Switzerland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Munich if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Munich, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Munich restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

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:

  • Around 10 buses per day.
  • Around 6 trains per day.

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:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Zurich to Munich depart from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) to München, ZOB.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Zurich to Munich depart from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Zürich HB and arrive in München Hbf.

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

  • You can travel from Zurich to Munich by bus with Pinkbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $17 (€16) with Pinkbus from Zurich to Munich.
  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Munich with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $951 (€869) with Lufthansa Cityline from Zurich to Munich.
  • You can take a train from Zurich to Munich with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for $122 (€112) with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Munich.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Munich with BlaBlaCar, Pinkbus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. With 10 direct buses per day.
  • You can find 5 direct trains per day to take to Munich with Deutsche Bahn.

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.

Looking to extend your trip from Zurich to Munich? Many Omio customers who go from Zurich to Munich usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Paris. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Prague or Paris from Munich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $17 (€16) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $951 (€869) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $122 (€112) one way on average.

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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