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Munich - Zurich Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Munich to Zurich. Traveling by bus from Munich to Zurich usually takes around 4 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Pinkbus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance151 mi (242 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$21.29
Trips per day13
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Munich to Zurich?

$21.99 is the average price of a bus ticket from Munich to Zurich. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in November. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$28 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Munich to Zurich in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$40 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Munich to Zurich?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Munich to Zurich that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus94h 25m$26.56
Pinkbus53h 41m$21.59
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 9 trips from Munich to Zurich, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 25 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Pinkbus

    Pinkbus

    Book Pinkbus from Munich to Zurich from $21. There are 5 Pinkbus schedules from Munich to Zurich and you can expect on average to pay for a Pinkbus ticket to Zurich. In Munich, Pinkbus departs to Zurich from Central Bus Station and no other station. In Zurich, Pinkbus arrives at Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) and no other station.

    An average trip on Pinkbus from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours and 41 minutes , while the fastest available Pinkbus trip will get you to Zurich in 3 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Pinkbus offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Zurich.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Munich to Zurich during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 242 kilometers from Munich to Zurich. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Zurich. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Munich?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Munich to Zurich, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Zurich each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Munich to Zurich every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Munich to Zurich without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Munich to Zurich; ticket prices start at $34.53.

City Information

Munich

Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

Zurich

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Zurich - CHZRH-1

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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.

Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.

The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.

If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.

Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Munich?

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Departure stations

Munich's Central Bus Station (or ZOB) is very close to the city's train station and within a short walk of Old Town. As the center of Munich's intercity bus travel services, this station welcomes bus lines like FlixBus and RegioJet. The station is expansive, with multiple stories of offices that overlook the train tracks outside. Passengers will find many fast-food options, as well as convenience stores, ATMs, and public restrooms inside the station.

All bus stations in Munich:

  • Central Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Zurich?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Zurich.

Bus stations in Zurich:

  • Limmatstrasse 5

  • Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)

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