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There are 3 ways to get from Munich to Zugspitze by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen station 486

63€ - 79€

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Train, Rack Railway  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...
  2. Take the Rack Railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Riffelriß Rb 64

42€ - 65€

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Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Munich to Zugspitze 115.3 km

12€ - 18€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zugspitze is 116 117.

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The most affordable way to get from Munich to Zugspitze is to drive, which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 1h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 1h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Zugspitze. However, there are services departing from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 and arriving at Riffelriß via Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between Munich and Zugspitze is 91 km. The road distance is 115.3 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Zugspitze without a car is to bus which takes 1h 37m and costs 60€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 1h 37m to get from Munich to Zugspitze, including transfers.

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Munich to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Zugspitze is to bus which takes 1h 37m and costs 60€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train and Rack Railway, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3h 7m.

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Munich to Zugspitze train services, operated by Zugspitze DE, arrive at Riffelriß station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Zugspitze is 115 km. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Munich to Zugspitze.

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  • Distance: 91 km
  • Duration: 1h 37m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Zugspitze, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen station 5 times a week. Tickets cost 7€ - 9€ and the journey takes 1h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Zugspitze via Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 3h 7m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Zugspitze DE
Phone
+49 8821 7970
Email
zugspitzbahn@zugspitze.de
Website
zugspitze.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Riffelriß
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 30€
Schedules at
zugspitze.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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