There are 3 ways to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze by bus, train or car
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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 32 min.
The distance between Salzburg and Zugspitze is 160 km. The road distance is 212.7 km.
The best way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 44 min and costs .
It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze, including transfers.
Salzburg to Zugspitze train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.
The best way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze is to bus which takes 4 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 32 min.
Salzburg to Zugspitze train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.
Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Zugspitze is 213 km. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Salzburg to Zugspitze.
There are 1456+ hotels available in Zugspitze. Prices start at $66 USD per night.
What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Zugspitze, Germany?
You can take a bus from Salzburg to Zugspitze via Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 4 h 44 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 32 min.
The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
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
- 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 Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Ave. Duration
- 1 h 10 min
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $3 - $6
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