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There are 7 ways to get from Heidelberg to Zugspitze by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to München-Pasing Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from München-Pasing to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...

$137 - $192

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Bus  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport 027 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Ehrwald 277

$24 - $42

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Train via Stuttgart Hbf  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München-Pasing Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from München-Pasing to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...

$114 - $201

Drive  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Heidelberg to Zugspitze 229.2 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Innsbruck  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Innsbruck (INN) FRA - INN

$162 - $356

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Munich, train, Rack Railway  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Munich (MUC) FRA - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  4. Take the Rack Railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Riffelriß

$173 - $340

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Munich, train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Munich (MUC) STR - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

$151 - $355

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Zugspitze is to bus which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Heidelberg to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Heidelberg to Zugspitze. However, there are services departing from Heidelberg Hbf and arriving at Riffelriß via Mannheim Hbf, München-Pasing and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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The distance between Heidelberg and Zugspitze is 278 km. The road distance is 366.7 km.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Zugspitze without a car is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Heidelberg to Zugspitze, including transfers.

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Heidelberg to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Heidelberg to Zugspitze is to train which takes 6 h 53 min and costs 110€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 40€ and takes 8 h 21 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Innsbruck Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Heidelberg to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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Map of how to get from Heidelberg to Zugspitze.
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  • Distance: 174 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Heidelberg, Germany and Zugspitze, Germany?

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Zugspitze via Mannheim Hbf, München-Pasing, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heidelberg to Zugspitze via Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport and Ehrwald in around 8 h 21 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Stuttgart to Munich
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,700
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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 Mannheim Hbf to München-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from München-Pasing to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heidelberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München-Pasing
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Heidelberg, Heidelberg central station to Stuttgart, Stuttgart central station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Zugspitze DE
Phone
+49 8821 7970
Email
zugspitzbahn@zugspitze.de
Website
zugspitze.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Riffelriß
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
zugspitze.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Ehrwald
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Heidelberg to Zugspitze is 367 km. It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to drive from Heidelberg to Zugspitze.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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