There are 10 ways to get from Geneva to Munich by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, 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.

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Train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec

$169 - $296

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Bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Munich, Munich central bus station 106 / ...

$35 - $60

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Train via Ulm Hbf  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen 4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf Ire
  4. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...

$167 - $295

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Annemasse to Zürich
  2. Take the night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB RegioJet

$44 - $54

Rideshare  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Munich 369.3 miles

$48

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Munich 369.4 miles

$75 - $120

Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Munich (MUC) GVA - MUC

$54 - $171

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC

$190 - $474

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Munich (MUC) LYS - MUC

$127 - $300

Train to Berne, fly  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern
  2. Fly from Berne (BRN) to Munich (MUC) BRN - MUC

$196 - $723

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Munich is to bus and night bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 11 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Munich is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 170 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Munich. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at München Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 24 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Munich is 463 km. The road distance is 591 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Munich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 24 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 290.

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It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to get from Geneva to Munich, including transfers.

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Geneva to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Munich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Munich is to train which takes 8 h 24 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 9 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 170 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Munich.
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  • Distance: 289.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 24 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Munich, Germany?

You can take a train from Geneva to Munich via Zürich HB in around 8 h 24 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Munich twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Berne to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Train operators
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 Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Ulm Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Geneva to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Annemasse to Zürich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$48
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Geneva to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Geneva to Munich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at München Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Munich is 591 km. It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to drive from Geneva to Munich.

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

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Book your Geneva to Munich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva and Munich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 15 train which takes 8 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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