There are 9 ways to get from Munich to Switzerland by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car, subway 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

Train  •  3 h 52 min

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

$95 - $156

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the night bus from Munich, ZOB to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet / ...

$13 - $34

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Bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich X06 / ...

$19 - $46

Rideshare  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Zurich 197.8 miles

$22

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Zürich 197.5 miles

$40 - $60

Subway, fly to Basel  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL

$78 - $260

Subway, fly to Zurich  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Zurich (ZRH) MUC - ZRH

$111 - $336

Subway, fly to Geneva  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Geneva (GVA) MUC - GVA

$49 - $160

Subway, fly to Berne, line 4 train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Berne (BRN) MUC - BRN
  3. Take the line 4 train from Belp to Bern

$144 - $630

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Switzerland is to night bus which costs 11€ - 29€ and takes 4 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Switzerland is to subway and fly which costs 65€ - 230€ and takes 2 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Munich and Switzerland is 292 km. The road distance is 316.1 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs 80€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Munich to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Munich to Switzerland is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs 80€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 40€ and takes 3 h 56 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 182.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Zürich every 3 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Sky Work Airlines
Website
flyskywork.com
Flights from Munich to Berne
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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 ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
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
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Belp to Bern
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
bls.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $200
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Munich, ZOB to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Night bus from Munich, ZOB to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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