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

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Train via München Hauptbahnhof Nord  •  10 h 29 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

$194 - $355

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Bus  •  14 h 28 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

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Train  •  11 h 40 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

$173 - $326

Train via Landquart  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Sargans Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Landquart to Disentis/Mustér 920 / ...
  3. Take the train from Disentis/Mustér to Zermatt 6-Y

$157 - $302

Drive  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt 259 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly to Geneva  •  10 h 8 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

$151 - $346

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

$149 - $321

Questions & Answers

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 40 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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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 10 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 29 min to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt is to train which takes 10 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Visp station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt is 414 km. It takes approximately 6 h 45 min to drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zermatt.

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easyJet, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Geneva Airport.

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  • Distance: 189.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 29 min

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 29 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 28 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
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
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
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

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
$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
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
bahn.de
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 Zürich HB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
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Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Sargans
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Sargans
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
cd.cz
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Landquart to Disentis/Mustér
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.ch
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Disentis/Mustér to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$80 - $95
1st Class Ticket
$140 - $170
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

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 Bozen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$35 - $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 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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