There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Munich by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station X06 / ...

$10 - $30

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Train  •  4 h 38 min

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

$90 - $160

Bus via Friedrichshafen  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen 006 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Friedrichshafen to Munich, Munich central bus station 001 / ...

$20 - $33

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 Zurich to Munich  •  2 h 55 min

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

$101 - $333

Fly Zurich to Nuremberg, train  •  3 h 54 min

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

$110 - $333

Train to Basel, fly to Munich  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Munich (MUC) BSL - MUC

$110 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Munich is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 29 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Munich is to fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 330 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at München Hbf. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Munich is 242 km. The road distance is 316.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Munich without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 29.

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The bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Zürich to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich 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 Zürich to Munich is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 29. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 150 and takes 4 h 38 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 330 and takes 2 h 55 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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Zürich to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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  • Distance: 151.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Munich, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Munich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Munich 5 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $160 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 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
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
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
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
Flights from Basel to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
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
$90 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Nürnberg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Bus operators
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
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Friedrichshafen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $200
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Munich, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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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