There are 8 ways to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Munich, Munich central bus station  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich, Munich central bus station 040
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich X06 / ...

$15 - $39

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Train via München Hauptbahnhof Nord  •  6 h 9 min

  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)

$114 - $181

Bus Eurolines CH  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 040 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck to Zürich

$32 - $41

Train  •  7 h 20 min

  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

$93 - $162

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich 181.7 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Munich, fly to Zurich  •  4 h 46 min

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

$137 - $373

Train to Munich, fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 51 min

  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

$134 - $357

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH

$146 - $373

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The cheapest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich is to bus which costs 13€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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

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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 Zurich via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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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 via Reutte in Tirol and Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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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 5 h 55 min and costs 13€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min 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 5 h 55 min and costs 13€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 160€ and takes 6 h 9 min.

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  • Distance: 120 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 5 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich via München Hbf Gl.27-36, München Hauptbahnhof Nord, München Hackerbrücke, and München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) in around 6 h 9 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
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
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Reutte in Tirol
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
1 h 21 min
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
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
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.

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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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Innsbruck to Zürich
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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

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

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport.

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