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There are 4 ways to get from Zugspitze to Lindau by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich, Munich central bus station 040 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lindau 076 / ...

76€ - 91€

Cheapest option

Rack Railway, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the Rack Railway from Zugspitzplatt to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hausberg
  2. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hausberg to Reutte In Tirol Rb
  3. Take the train from Reutte In Tirol to Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf Rb
  4. Take the train from Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf to Lindau Hbf Re / ...

56€ - 77€

2 alternative options

Train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Muenchen-Pasing Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenchen-Pasing to Lindau Hbf Re

72€ - 102€

Drive  •  1h 48m

  1. Drive from Zugspitze to Lindau 138.7 km

15€ - 23€

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The cheapest way to get from Zugspitze to Lindau is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Zugspitze to Lindau is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zugspitze to Lindau. However, there are services departing from Riffelriß and arriving at Lindau Hbf via Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Muenchen-Pasing. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 4m.

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The distance between Zugspitze and Lindau is 99 km. The road distance is 138.7 km.

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The best way to get from Zugspitze to Lindau without a car is to bus which takes 4h 52m and costs 75€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Zugspitze to Lindau, including transfers.

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Zugspitze to Lindau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Garmisch-Partenkirchen station.

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The best way to get from Zugspitze to Lindau is to bus which takes 4h 52m and costs 75€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h 4m.

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Zugspitze to Lindau train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Lindau Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zugspitze to Lindau is 139 km. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Zugspitze to Lindau.

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  • Distance: 98.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Zugspitze, Germany and Lindau, Bavaria, Germany?

You can take a bus from Zugspitze to Lindau via Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Munich, Munich central bus station in around 4h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zugspitze to Lindau via Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Muenchen-Pasing in around 6h 4m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenchen-Pasing to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hausberg to Reutte In Tirol
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Reutte In Tirol to Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Muenchen-Pasing
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Muenchen-Pasing to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Die Länderbahn
Zugspitze DE
Phone
+49 8821 7970
Email
zugspitzbahn@zugspitze.de
Website
zugspitze.de
Train from Zugspitzplatt to Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hausberg
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Schedules at
zugspitze.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kempten(Allgaeu)Hbf to Lindau Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lindau
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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