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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 Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:50PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai3h50 12:40AMMünchen, ZOB
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$201One-way
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08:50PMZürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai3h50 12:40AMMünchen, ZOB
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$201One-way
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11:03AMZürich HB4h01 03:04PMMunich Hbf
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$231One-way
07:03PMZürich HB4h01 11:04PMMunich Hbf
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$231One-way
07:03AMZürich HB4h01 11:04AMMunich Hbf
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$351One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$48Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$530Austrian Airlines
Mon
Sep 20
$33Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$617Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 21
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Wed
Sep 22
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$168Eurowings
Thu
Sep 23
$127ÖBB
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Fri
Sep 24
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$429Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
Sep 26
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$429Swiss
Mon
Sep 27
$104ÖBB | Nightjet
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Tue
Sep 28
$102ÖBB
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Wed
Sep 29
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$168Eurowings
Thu
Sep 30
$115ÖBB
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Fri
Oct 1
$33Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$193Eurowings
Sat
Oct 2
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$429Swiss
Sun
Oct 3
$23Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$168Eurowings
Mon
Oct 4
$33Deutsche Bahn with connection
$35Flixbus
$334Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Oct 5
$33Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$168Eurowings
Wed
Oct 6
$33Deutsche Bahn
$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$168Eurowings
Thu
Oct 7
$23Deutsche Bahn
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$143Eurowings
Fri
Oct 8
$23Deutsche Bahn
$39Flixbus
$168Eurowings
Sat
Oct 9
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$20STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
$310Lufthansa Cityline

Travel Information between Zurich and Munich

distanceDistance149 miles (241 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $481
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $481 (€384) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 149 miles (241 km) by flight, bus or train between Zurich and Munich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€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 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.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Munich, Germany if I’m coming from Zurich, Switzerland?

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 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 9/18/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Zurich to Munich closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Zurich, Switzerland from Munich, Germany?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland 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 Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 9/13/21. 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 Zurich from Munich.

How do I get from Zurich to Munich?

There are 3 ways to get 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 $20 (€16) compared to other travel options to Munich:

Taking a bus is about $461 (€368) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $481 (€384) for this route.

A bus is $4 (€3) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Zurich to Munich costing on average $24 (€19).

What is the fastest way to travel between Zurich and Munich?

The quickest way to travel to Munich from Zurich is by flight, which takes on average 50 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, going by train can take 4 h 1 min   on average.

How many miles from Zurich to Munich would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Munich is:

  • 5 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Zurich and in Munich?

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai to München, ZOB.
  • Most travelers board their train from Zürich HB and arrive in München Hbf.
Which travel companies can take 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 take you to Munich by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Lufthansa Cityline from Zurich to Munich for $481 (€384).
  • STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can get you to Munich by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with STUDENT AGENCY k. S. From Zurich to Munich for $20 (€16) on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Munich by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Munich for $24 (€19) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Zurich to Munich?

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

  • You'll find 5 direct trains a day to Munich with.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel from Zurich to Munich?
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.
How early should I buy tickets from Zurich to Munich online for the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $481 (€384) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $20 (€16) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $24 (€19) one way on average.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Munich
Zürich HB
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