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There are 4 ways to get from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Berchtesgaden to Munich, Munich central bus station 086
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 040

$80 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus, train, Rack Railway  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Berchtesgaden to Munich, Munich central bus station 086
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...
  3. Take the Rack Railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt

$67 - $101

2 alternative options

Train, Rack Railway  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Freilassing to München Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...
  3. Take the Rack Railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt

$102 - $156

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car 137.4 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 3 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car. However, there are services departing from Berchtesgaden Hbf and arriving at Zugspitzplatt via Freilassing, München Hbf Gl.27-36 and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 52 min.

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The distance between Berchtesgaden and Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car is 154 km. The road distance is 219.9 km.

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The best way to get from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car, including transfers.

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Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Freilassing station.

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The best way to get from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs 65€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can train and Rack Railway, which costs 85€ - 140€ and takes 6 h 52 min.

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Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car train services, operated by Zugspitze DE, arrive at Zugspitzplatt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car is 220 km. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car.

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Map of how to get from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car.
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  • Distance: 96.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car, Germany?

You can take a bus from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car via Munich, Munich central bus station and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berchtesgaden to Zugspitze Glacier Cable Car via Freilassing, München Hbf, München Hbf Gl.27-36, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and Zugspitzplatt in around 6 h 52 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freilassing to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Zugspitze DE
Phone
+49 8821 7970
Email
zugspitzbahn@zugspitze.de
Website
zugspitze.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
zugspitze.de
Bus operators
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 Berchtesgaden to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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