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There are 4 ways to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Mittenwald to Innsbruck Hbf
  2. Take the train from Jenbach Zillertalbahn to Aschau Im Zillertal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station to Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof to Zell a. Z. Bahnhof

2 alternative options

Bus, train, line 4094 bus

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station to Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
  2. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach
  3. Take the train from Jenbach Zillertalbahn to Zell Am Ziller
  4. Take the line 4094 bus from Zell a. Z. Bahnhof to Gerlos Ort

Drive

  1. Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos
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International entry into Austria from Germany

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Yes, entry into Austria is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gerlos is 800 555 621.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gerlos is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Gerlos is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, returning to Germany from Austria is currently allowed.

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The most affordable way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos is to drive, which costs €16 - €24 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos is to drive which costs €16 - €24 and takes 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station to Gerlos. However, there are services departing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station and arriving at Gerlos Ort via Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof and Zell a. Z. Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 41m.

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The distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Gerlos is 77 km. The road distance is 131.3 km.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos, including transfers.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €27 and takes 5h 41m.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos bus services, operated by VVT, arrive at Zell a. Z. Bahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos is 131 km. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos.

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  • Distance: 76.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

What companies run services between Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and Gerlos, Austria?

You can take a train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos via Mittenwald, Innsbruck Hbf, Jenbach Zillertalbahn, and Aschau Im Zillertal in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Gerlos via Innsbruck Südbahnstraße, Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof, and Zell a. Z. Bahnhof in around 5h 41m.

Train operators
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Mittenwald to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Zillertalbahn
Website
zillertalbahn.at
Train from Jenbach Zillertalbahn to Aschau Im Zillertal
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Zillertalbahn
Train from Jenbach Zillertalbahn to Zell Am Ziller
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Zillertalbahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Railjet
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Jenbach
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station to Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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VVT
Phone
+43 512 56 16 16
Email
info@vvt.at
Website
vvt.at
Bus from Zell a. Z. Bahnhof to Gerlos Ort
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Schedules at
vvt.at
Bus from Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof to Zell a. Z. Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Schedules at
vvt.at

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