There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Munich by plane, train, bus, night bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Munich (MUC) GVA - MUC

$53 - $171

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zürich Ouibus
  2. Take the night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB RegioJet

$21 - $29

6 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC

$187 - $469

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Munich (MUC) LYS - MUC

$126 - $298

Train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec

$166 - $291

Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Munich, Munich central bus station 106 / ...

$30 - $60

Rideshare  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Munich 369.3 miles

$47

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Munich 369.4 miles

$75 - $120

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Munich. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at München Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 24 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Munich is 463 km. The road distance is 591 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Munich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Geneva to Munich, including transfers.

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Geneva to Munich bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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Geneva to Munich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Munich is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Geneva to Munich bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Munich, ZOB station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Munich.
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  • Distance: 289.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Munich, Germany?

Lufthansa, easyJet and Swiss fly from Geneva to Munich hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Munich via Zürich HB in around 8 h 24 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zürich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Geneva to Munich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at München Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Munich is 591 km. It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to drive from Geneva to Munich.

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easyJet, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Geneva Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Munich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva and Munich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs .

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