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Recommended option

Train via München Hbf  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Ice
  2. Rb / ...

$110 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Ouibus
  2. 277

$24 - $84

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Ice / ...
  2. Rb / ...

$105 - $149

Bus, train  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Rb / ...

$82 - $152

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. 281.4 miles

$55 - $90

Fly to Innsbruck  •  4 h 21 min

  1. FRA - INN

$140 - $330

Fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. FRA - MUC

$123 - $308

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 Hbf, München Hbf Gl.27-36, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 6 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze via Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport, and Ehrwald in around 9 h 17 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $5,500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München-Pasing
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München-Pasing to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Riffelriß, Grainau
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bahn.de
Zugspitze DE
Phone
+49 8821 7970
Email
zugspitzbahn@zugspitze.de
Website
zugspitze.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Riffelriß
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
zugspitze.de
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Ehrwald
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Zugspitze is 344 km. The road distance is 450 km.

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze is to bus which costs 20€ - 75€ and takes 9 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze is to fly which takes 4 h 21 min and costs 120€ - 290€.

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, Grainau via München Hbf Gl.27-36 and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze, including transfers.