There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Zürich by train, 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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Train  •  3 h 42 min

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

$80 - $140

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich X06 / ...

$10 - $29

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Bus via Friedrichshafen  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Friedrichshafen 001 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich 006 / ...

$20 - $34

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 to Munich, fly to Zurich  •  3 h 16 min

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

$111 - $335

Fly Munich to Basel, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Basel (BSL) MUC - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$108 - $320

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Zurich  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Zurich (ZRH) NUE - ZRH

$117 - $329

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Zürich is to bus which costs 9€ - 26€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Zürich is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Munich and Zürich is 242 km. The road distance is 316.1 km.

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The train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) takes 3 h 42 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) and arriving at Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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Munich to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from München Hackerbrücke station.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 151.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Zürich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Munich to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Basel
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nuremberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Friedrichshafen to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Mnichov, ZOB to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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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