There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Innsbruck (INN) FRA - INN

$137 - $313

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport 227 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Ehrwald 277

$29 - $48

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Train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München-Pasing Ice
  2. Take the train from München-Pasing to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...

$138 - $192

Bus, train  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to München ZOB
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...

$119 - $213

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze 276.3 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Riffelriß via München-Pasing and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Zugspitze is 342 km. The road distance is 442 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze without a car is to train which takes 6 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze is to fly which takes 2 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 6 h 49 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Innsbruck Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze is 442 km. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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  • Distance: 213.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Zugspitze, Germany?

Austrian Airlines flies from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Zugspitze via München-Pasing and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 6 h 49 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München-Pasing
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München-Pasing to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Ehrwald
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Karlsruhe to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
eurolines.de

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