There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Swiss Alps by train, bus, car or plane

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  • Distance: 179.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Munich to Swiss Alps via Zürich HB and Airolo, Stazione in around 9 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Munich to Swiss Alps via Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 10 h 13 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Avg. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Zurich via Nuremberg
Avg. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Avg. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Avg. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Train operators
German Railways (DB)
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Zürich HB
Avg. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Airolo
Avg. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Erstfeld
Avg. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Avg. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Arth-Goldau
Avg. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Avg. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Avg. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bellinzona
Avg. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Avg. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Avg. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Munich to Swiss Alps?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Munich to Swiss Alps?

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 55€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Munich to Swiss Alps?

The quickest way to get from Munich to Swiss Alps is to drive which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 55€.

Is there a direct bus between Munich and Swiss Alps?

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 Bellinzona, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Munich to Swiss Alps?

It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to get from Munich to Swiss Alps, including transfers.