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There are 9 ways to get from Switzerland to Munich by bus, train, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y / ...

$138 - $205

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Night bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station N106 / ...

$12 - $32

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Train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec

$88 - $155

Rideshare  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zurich to Munich 198.2 miles

$23

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Munich 197.8 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Zurich  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC

$109 - $333

Fly from Basel  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC

$76 - $257

Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Munich (MUC) GVA - MUC

$47 - $158

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Munich (MUC) MXP - MUC

$67 - $164

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Munich is to night bus which costs SFr 12 - SFr 35 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Munich is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 340 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Munich. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at München Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Munich is 292 km. The road distance is 316.5 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Munich without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 34 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Switzerland to Munich, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Munich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Munich is to bus which takes 4 h 34 min and costs SFr 130 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 160 and takes 5 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 340 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Switzerland to Munich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at München Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Munich.
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  • Distance: 182.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Munich, Germany?

Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Zürich to Munich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $130 - $190 and the journey takes 3 h 43 min. FlixBus also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Munich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $140 and the journey takes 4 h 38 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Basel to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.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 Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Night bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
regiojet.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Munich is 317 km. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Switzerland to Munich.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 742+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Switzerland and Munich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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