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There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Rhine Falls by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Winterthur Ec

$82 - $132

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Bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Winterthur 206

$21 - $33

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Train via Ulm Hbf  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen Ire

$82 - $123

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Rhine Falls 177.5 miles

$35 - $55

Subway to Munich, fly to Zurich, line 33 train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  3. Take the line 33 train from Winterthur to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall

$109 - $346

Fly Munich to Basel, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Schaffhausen

$115 - $330

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH

$111 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Rhine Falls is to bus which costs 18€ - 29€ and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Rhine Falls is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Rhine Falls. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall via Winterthur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Munich and Rhine Falls is 226 km. The road distance is 284 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Rhine Falls without a car is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 70€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Munich to Rhine Falls, including transfers.

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Munich to Rhine Falls train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Rhine Falls is to train which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 29€ and takes 5 h 12 min.

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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 to Rhine Falls train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Winterthur station.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Rhine Falls.
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  • Distance: 141.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Rhine Falls, Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Rhine Falls every 4 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Rhine Falls once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

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
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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 München Hbf to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Ulm Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Ulm Hbf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.de
Thurbo
Phone
+41 71 554 00 00
Website
thurbo.ch
Train from Winterthur to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
thurbo.ch
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 Bad Bf to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Rhine Falls is 284 km. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Munich to Rhine Falls.

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

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There are 221+ hotels available in Rhine Falls. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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