There are 4 ways to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station 086
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 040

$78 - $103

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Bus, Rack Railway  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Innsbruck
  2. Take the bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 040 / ...
  3. Take the Rack Railway from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt

$54 - $75

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Train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...

$92 - $124

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Zugspitze 132.9 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Zugspitze. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Riffelriß via München Hbf Gl.27-36 and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 55 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Zugspitze is 160 km. The road distance is 212.7 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 65€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Zugspitze train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze is to bus which takes 4 h 52 min and costs 65€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Salzburg to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Zugspitze is 213 km. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Salzburg to Zugspitze.

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The nearest airport to Zugspitze is Innsbruck (INN) Airport which is 33 km away. Other nearby airports include Memmingen (FMM) (84.7 km), Munich (MUC) (119.6 km), Zurich (ZRH) (182.4 km) and Stuttgart (STR) (194.1 km).

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There are 1485+ hotels available in Zugspitze. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze.
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  • Distance: 99.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Zugspitze, Germany?

You can take a bus from Salzburg to Zugspitze via Munich, Munich central bus station and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 4 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Zugspitze via München Hbf, München Hbf Gl.27-36, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 5 h 55 min.

Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
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
Zugspitze DE
Phone
+49 8821 7970
Email
zugspitzbahn@zugspitze.de
Website
zugspitze.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitzplatt
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
zugspitze.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Salzburg to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Book at
eurolines.ch

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