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There are 3 ways to get from Innsbruck to Zugspitze by bus, train or car

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Bus, Rack Railway  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 277
  2. Take the Rack Railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt

$33 - $51

Cheapest option

Train, drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Take the train from Innsbruck Westbahnhof to Telfs-Pfaffenhofen Rex / ...
  2. Drive from Telfs-Pfaffenhofen to Zugspitze

$14 - $22

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Innsbruck to Zugspitze 51.1 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Innsbruck to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Innsbruck to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1h 5m.

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The distance between Innsbruck and Zugspitze is 35 km. The road distance is 81.8 km.

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The best way to get from Innsbruck to Zugspitze without a car is to bus and Rack Railway which takes 3h 23m and costs 29€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Innsbruck to Zugspitze, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Innsbruck to Zugspitze is 82 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Innsbruck to Zugspitze.

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There are 1597+ hotels available in Zugspitze. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Innsbruck to Zugspitze.
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  • Distance: 22.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 23m

What companies run services between Innsbruck, Austria and Zugspitze, Germany?

There is no direct connection from Innsbruck to Zugspitze. However, you can take the bus to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, take the walk to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, then take the Rack Railway to Zugspitzplatt. Alternatively, you can take the train to Telfs-Pfaffenhofen then take the drive to Zugspitze.

Train operators
Zugspitze DE
+49 8821 7970
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
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.

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Train from Innsbruck Westbahnhof to Telfs-Pfaffenhofen
Ave. Duration
Estimated price
$7 - $12
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Bus operators

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
+49 1807 123 99 123
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6

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