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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze by train, car, bus or plane

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Train, drive  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Augsburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Drive from Augsburg Hbf to Zugspitze

$92 - $142

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Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Nuremberg N84 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Munich, Munich central bus station 037 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 040

$92 - $126

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Train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München-Pasing Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München-Pasing to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...

$139 - $193

Bus, train  •  13h 1m

  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 / ...

$108 - $190

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze 281.4 miles

$55 - $90

Fly to Innsbruck, train, drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Innsbruck (INN) FRA - INN
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Westbahnhof to Telfs-Pfaffenhofen
  3. Drive from Telfs-Pfaffenhofen to Zugspitze

$148 - $342

Fly to Munich, train, Rack Railway  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  3. Take the Rack Railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Riffelriß

$138 - $301

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Ötztal

$161 - $392

Fly to Salzburg, train  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Salzburg (SZG) FRA - SZG
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  3. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

$193 - $441

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Riffelriß via München-Pasing and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 46m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Zugspitze is 344 km. The road distance is 450.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze without a car is to train which takes 6h 46m and costs 120€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze is to train which takes 6h 46m and costs 120€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ - 110€ and takes 9h.

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze.
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  • Distance: 214.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Zugspitze, Germany?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze via München-Pasing and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 6h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze via Nuremberg, Munich, Munich central bus station, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 9h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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(Main)Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München-Pasing
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München-Pasing to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Westbahnhof to Telfs-Pfaffenhofen
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Zugspitze DE
Phone
+49 8821 7970
Email
zugspitzbahn@zugspitze.de
Website
zugspitze.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Riffelriß
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
zugspitze.de
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 Zürich HB to Ötztal
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 central station to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nuremberg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
arriva.cz
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
eurolines.de

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze is 450 km. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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There are 1580+ hotels available in Zugspitze. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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