There are 4 ways to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze by bus, train, night 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  •  4 h 47 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

$84 - $109

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf. to Muenchen Hbf En
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rb / ...
  3. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitze Bahnhof Zugspitzplatt, Garmisch-Partenki Bzb

$43 - $75

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 2 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 / ...

$66 - $127

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Zugspitze 132.9 miles

$24 - $40

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 47 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 2 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
$28 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Zugspitze Bahnhof Zugspitzplatt, Garmisch-Partenki
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf. to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Salzburg to Zugspitze?

The distance between Salzburg and Zugspitze is 160 km. The road distance is 213 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze?

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze?

The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze is to drive which takes 2 h 37 min and costs 20€ - 30€.

Is there a direct train between Salzburg and Zugspitze?

No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Zugspitze. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Riffelriß, Grainau via München Hbf Gl.27-36 and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

How long does it take to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze?

It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Salzburg to Zugspitze, including transfers.