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There are 3 ways to get from Zugspitze to Innsbruck by train, bus or car

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Rack Railway, bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the Rack Railway from Zugspitzplatt to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  2. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 040 / ...

$33 - $46

Cheapest option

Drive, train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Zugspitze to Telfs-Pfaffenhofen
  2. Take the train from Telfs-Pfaffenhofen to Innsbruck Westbahnhof Rex / ...

$14 - $21

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Zugspitze to Innsbruck 51.4 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zugspitze to Innsbruck is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zugspitze to Innsbruck is to drive which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 1 h 6 min.

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The distance between Zugspitze and Innsbruck is 35 km. The road distance is 82.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zugspitze to Innsbruck without a car is to Rack Railway and bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs 29€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Zugspitze to Innsbruck, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zugspitze to Innsbruck is 82 km. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Zugspitze to Innsbruck.

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Map of how to get from Zugspitze to Innsbruck.
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  • Distance: 22.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Zugspitze, Germany and Innsbruck, Austria?

There is no direct connection from Zugspitze to Innsbruck. However, you can take the Rack Railway to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, take the walk to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, then take the bus to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Telfs-Pfaffenhofen then take the train to Innsbruck Westbahnhof.

Train operators
Zugspitze DE
Phone
+49 8821 7970
Email
zugspitzbahn@zugspitze.de
Website
zugspitze.de
Train from Zugspitzplatt to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
zugspitze.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Telfs-Pfaffenhofen to Innsbruck Westbahnhof
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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