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There are 8 ways to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich by plane, train, bus, night bus 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 to Zurich  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

$100 - $318

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the night bus from Munich, Flg. Flughafen FJS, Terminal 2 to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet

$12 - $15

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Fly to Basel, train  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$96 - $303

Bus Swiss PostAuto  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y / ...

$144 - $205

Train via München Hackerbrücke  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)

$85 - $148

Train  •  5 h 58 min

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

$98 - $163

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich Fröttmaning to Zurich 006

$35 - $51

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich 215.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich is to night bus which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich is to fly which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Munich, Flg. Flughafen FJS, Terminal 2 and arriving at Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai. This bus operates Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich. However, there are services departing from München Flughafen Terminal and arriving at Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) via München ZOB (Hackerbrücke). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Munich Airport (MUC) and Zürich is 265 km. The road distance is 345.4 km.

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The best way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 18 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich, including transfers.

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Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Munich, Flg. Flughafen FJS, Terminal 2 station.

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Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) station.

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The best way to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich is to fly which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 85€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 18 min, you could also train, which costs 70€ - 130€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 165.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

What companies run services between Munich Airport (MUC), Germany and Zürich, Switzerland?

Lufthansa and Swiss fly from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich every 4 hours. Alternatively, Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $130 - $190 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. FlixBus also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 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 München Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich Fröttmaning to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Munich, Flg. Flughafen FJS, Terminal 2 to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
regiojet.com

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai station.

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Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich is 345 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Munich Airport (MUC) to Zürich.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Munich Airport to Zurich Airport.

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