There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Munich by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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 Swiss PostAuto  •  3 h 43 min

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

$130 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen 006 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Munich, Munich central bus station 006 / ...

$19 - $33

5 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 19 min

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

$85 - $150

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 to Munich  •  2 h 52 min

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

$101 - $332

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nuremberg (NUE) ZRH - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf

$110 - $332

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Munich is to rideshare which costs SFr 23 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Munich is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 340.

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The distance between Zürich and Munich is 242 km. The road distance is 317 km.

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The bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB takes 3 h 43 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB and arriving at München ZOB. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at München Hbf. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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What companies run services between Zürich, 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. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Munich every 4 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $150 and the journey takes 4 h 19 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Mnichov, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Friedrichshafen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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