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There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Oberammergau by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Murnau Rb / ...

$166 - $239

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Train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Buchloe Ec
  2. Take the train from Buchloe to München-Pasing Re
  3. Take the train from München-Pasing to Murnau Rb / ...

$126 - $201

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen 040

$186 - $259

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Oberammergau 171.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf Gl.27-36 to Murnau
  3. Take the train from Murnau to Oberammergau

$144 - $386

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Oberammergau is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Oberammergau is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Oberammergau. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Oberammergau via Buchloe, München-Pasing and Murnau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Oberammergau is 191 km. The road distance is 273.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Oberammergau without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 9 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Zürich to Oberammergau, including transfers.

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Zürich to Oberammergau 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 Oberammergau is to bus which takes 6 h 21 min and costs SFr 180 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 210 and takes 6 h 40 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 Oberammergau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Murnau station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Oberammergau.
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  • Distance: 119.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

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

You can take a bus from Zürich to Oberammergau via Munich, Munich central bus station and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in around 6 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Oberammergau via Buchloe, München-Pasing, and Murnau in around 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
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 Murnau
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Buchloe to München-Pasing
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
Train from München-Pasing to Murnau
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Murnau to Oberammergau
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
bahn.de
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 Buchloe
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Oberammergau is 274 km. It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to drive from Zürich to Oberammergau.

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

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There are 840+ hotels available in Oberammergau. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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