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There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Munich by plane, train, bus, car train, rideshare or car

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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Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 17 min

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

$53 - $171

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 30 min

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

$30 - $60

6 alternative options

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

$186 - $468

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 40 min

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

$122 - $289

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

$166 - $290

Bus, car train  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Innsbruck
  2. Take the car train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Ost Uex 1384 / ...

$147 - $185

Rideshare  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Munich 369.3 miles

$46

Drive  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Munich 369.4 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Munich is to rideshare which costs SFr 46 and takes 7 h 5 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 17 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 five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 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 4 h 17 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 fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 290 and takes 8 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Munich.
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  • Distance: 289.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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

Lufthansa and Swiss fly from Geneva to Munich every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Munich via Zürich HB in around 8 h 24 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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
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 23 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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Munich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 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 Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
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
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Innsbruck Hbf to München Ost
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
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 Geneva to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
$46
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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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 750+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $67 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 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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