There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Swiss Alps by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Airolo 5-Y

$183 - $276

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione 076
  2. Take the bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$53 - $83

6 alternative options

Train via Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Erstfeld 46 / ...
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo 5-Y

$131 - $224

Train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Chur, Postautostation
  2. Take the train from Chur to Disentis/Mustér 920 / ...

$121 - $193

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Swiss Alps 266.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Zurich, train, line 2 train, line 110 bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the line 2 train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
  4. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo
  5. Take the line 110 bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe

$150 - $425

Fly to Basel, train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

$146 - $383

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) MUC - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

$107 - $238

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Swiss Alps is to drive which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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The distance between Munich and Swiss Alps is 287 km. The road distance is 426 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to get from Munich to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Munich, Munich central bus station and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Castione, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 58 min.

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What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Munich to Swiss Alps via Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai), Zürich HB, Erstfeld, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 8 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Swiss Alps via Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione, Castione, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 9 h 58 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 Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
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 Munich to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Chur, Postautostation
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Chur to Disentis/Mustér
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Schedules at
rhb.ch
Book at
rhb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Airolo, Stazione to Gotthard Passhöhe
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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