There are 3 ways to get from Munich to Zugspitze by bus, train or car
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Bus • 1 h 42 min
$70 - $89
Train, Rack Railway • 3 h 7 min
$57 - $73
1 alternative option
Drive • 1 h 28 min
$15 - $23
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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 28 min.
The quickest way to get from Munich to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 28 min.
No, there is no direct train from Munich to Zugspitze. However, there are services departing from München Hbf Gl.27-36 and arriving at Riffelriß via Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.
The distance between Munich and Zugspitze is 91 km. The road distance is 120.2 km.
The best way to get from Munich to Zugspitze without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 42 min and costs 60€ - 80€.
It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Munich to Zugspitze, including transfers.
Munich to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf Gl.27-36 station.
The best way to get from Munich to Zugspitze is to bus which takes 1 h 42 min and costs 60€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train and Rack Railway, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 7 min.
Munich to Zugspitze train services, operated by Zugspitze DE, arrive at Riffelriß station.
Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Zugspitze is 120 km. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Munich to Zugspitze.
What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Zugspitze, Germany?
FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Zugspitze once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Zugspitze via Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 3 h 7 min.
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.
Train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 22 min
- Every 30 minutes
- Estimated price
- $27 - $40
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.
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 15 min
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- $5 - $9
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