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

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Bus  •  4 h 44 min

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

$88 - $110

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Train  •  5 h 32 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

Questions & Answers

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.

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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 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 44 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 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 32 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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There are 1456+ hotels available in Zugspitze. Prices start at $66 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 44 min

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.

Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

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.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

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.

Contact Details
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
Bus operators
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 - $24
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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