There are 7 ways to get from Munich to Zürich by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Zürich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, German Railways (DB) operates a train from Munich to Zürich every 2 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $160 and the journey takes 4 h 19 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
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
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Avg. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Zurich
Avg. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Winterthur
Avg. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Avg. 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 Mnichov, ZOB to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Zurich
Avg. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Munich to Zürich?

The distance between Munich and Zürich is 242 km. The road distance is 316 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Munich to Zürich?

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Zürich is to bus which costs 12€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Munich to Zürich?

The quickest way to get from Munich to Zürich is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs 130€.

Is there a direct train between Munich and Zürich?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

Is there a direct bus between Munich and Zürich?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station and arriving at Zurich. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Munich to Zürich?

The bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs every four hours.