There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Innsbruck  •  4 h 24 min

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

$140 - $330

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Bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station X28 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 040 / ...

$93 - $131

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Fly to Munich, train, Rack Railway  •  6 h 31 min

  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

$152 - $314

Train via München Hbf  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...

$139 - $190

Train  •  7 h 22 min

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

$141 - $205

Bus, train  •  13 h 6 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 / ...

$110 - $194

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze 281.4 miles

$55 - $90

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

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

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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 Hbf Gl.27-36 and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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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 6 h 46 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min 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 fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs 120€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 6 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 7 h 37 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 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: 4 h 24 min

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

Austrian Airlines flies from Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze 4 times a day. Alternatively, 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 46 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
Every day
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

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 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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München-Pasing
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München-Pasing to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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
$31 - $35
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Zugspitze is 450 km. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min 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 1486+ hotels available in Zugspitze. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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

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