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You can get from Zurich to Munich by train, bus or flight.
To get from Zurich to Munich on Jan 23 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||149 miles (241 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$19 - $350|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $19 (€16) • 3 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $350 (€288) • 55 min|
|Popular travel companies||Lufthansa 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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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.
Travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Munich, Germany is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.
Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
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.
There are 3 travel options from Zurich to Munich: flight, bus or train.
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.
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.
The distance is approximately 149 miles (241 km) from Zurich to Munich.
The average frequency per day from Zurich to Munich is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling 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:
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 journey.
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:
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.
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