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

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

Bus  •  1 h 42 min

  1. 040

$70 - $94

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Rb / ...
  2. Bzb

$30 - $68

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. 75.1 miles

$15 - $23

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Zugspitze every 4 hours. 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 2 h 43 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Riffelriß, Grainau
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
bahn.de
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
$29
Schedules at
zugspitze.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Munich and Zugspitze is 91 km. The road distance is 120 km.

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 takes 1 h 28 min and costs 13€ - 20€.

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, Grainau via Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Munich to Zugspitze, including transfers.