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There are 7 ways to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Swiss PostAuto  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich, Munich central bus station 040
  2. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y

$135 - $199

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck to Zürich

$30 - $39

5 alternative options

Train via München Hbf Gl.27-36  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36 Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)

$107 - $178

Train  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Reutte in Tirol Rb
  2. Take the train from Reutte in Tirol to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf Rb
  3. Take the train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$87 - $151

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich 181.7 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly to Zurich  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

$123 - $358

Train, fly to Basel  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$120 - $343

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich is to bus which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 7h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and arriving at Zürich, Sihlquai/HB via München ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and arriving at Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) via München ZOB (Hackerbrücke). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Zürich is 192 km. The road distance is 290.8 km.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 5h 57m and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich is to bus which takes 5h 57m and costs 110€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 160€ and takes 6h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 120 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich via München ZOB in around 5h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich via München Hbf Gl.27-36 and München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) in around 6h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Reutte in Tirol
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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 Reutte in Tirol to Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Zürich
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Zürich, Sihlquai/HB station.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich is 291 km. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich.

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FlexFlight ApS, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport.

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