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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Switzerland by bus, train, 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.

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Bus  •  3 h 46 min

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

$139 - $200

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Night bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the night bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich N106 / ...

$13 - $32

6 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 52 min

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

$92 - $150

Rideshare  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Zurich 197.8 miles

$21

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 17 min

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

$111 - $335

Subway, fly to Geneva  •  4 h 30 min

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

$48 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Switzerland is to night bus which costs 11€ - 28€ and takes 5 h 21 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 bus which takes 3 h 46 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 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 bus which takes 3 h 46 min and costs 120€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 52 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Munich to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 182.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Switzerland?

Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Munich 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. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Zürich every 3 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min.

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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Munich to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
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
$80 - $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
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
Night bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Munich, ZOB to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
regiojet.com
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
$21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Switzerland is 316 km. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Munich to Switzerland.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 640+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Munich and Switzerland. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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