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There are 2 ways to get from Zürich to Zugspitze by train or car

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Train  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Ötztal Rj / ...

$58 - $97

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Zugspitze 170 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Zugspitze is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Zugspitze is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Zugspitze is 183 km. The road distance is 271.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Zürich to Zugspitze, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Zugspitze is 272 km. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Zürich to Zugspitze.

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There are 1487+ hotels available in Zugspitze. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Zugspitze.
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  • Distance: 114.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Zugspitze every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 6 min.

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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.

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Train from Zürich HB to Ötztal
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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