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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via München Hauptbahnhof Nord  •  10 h 33 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)
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp 8

$193 - $345

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Bozen 277
  2. Take the bus from Bolzano to Milano Malpensa Airport
  3. Take the bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Piedimulera

$110 - $162

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 040 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck to Zürich
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp 8

$116 - $204

Train  •  11 h 47 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
  4. Take the train from Zürich HB to Visp 8

$172 - $316

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt 259 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly to Berne  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Berne (BRN) MUC - BRN
  3. Take the train from Thun to Visp
  4. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

$219 - $767

Train, fly to Geneva  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Geneva (GVA) MUC - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp

$150 - $346

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to München Hbf Gl.27-36
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MUC - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

$148 - $308

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Zermatt is 303 km. The road distance is 414.4 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 33 min to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and arriving at Zermatt via Reutte in Tirol, Kempten(Allgäu)Hbf, Zürich HB and Visp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 47 min.

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

You can take a train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt via München Hbf Gl.27-36, München Hauptbahnhof Nord, München Hackerbrücke, München ZOB (Hackerbrücke), Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai), Zürich HB, and Visp in around 10 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt via Bozen, Bolzano, Milano Malpensa Airport, Malpensa Airport T1, Piedimulera, and Macugnaga - Pecetto in around 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Munich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Thun to Visp
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
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
Purchase an
eurail.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$20 - $25
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$26 - $31
1st Class Ticket
$45 - $55
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Bozen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$27 - $33
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Piedimulera
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Malpensa Aeroporto, terminal 1 to Piedimulera
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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