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Zurich - Munich Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

80 trains operate daily from Zurich to Munich. The train trip from Zurich to Munich is usually about 6 hours and 5 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest DB Eurocity train can get you there in as little as 3 hours and 31 minutes.

Distance151 mi (242 km)
Fastest train3h 31m
Lowest price$27.43
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Zurich to Munich?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Zurich to Munich was $85.44. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Munich if you book your train tickets at least 1 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $12.53.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for October if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Zurich to Munich. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $71. If you're planning a trip from Zurich to Munich during April, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $85 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Which train should you take from Zurich to Munich?

There are 3 train lines with service from Zurich to Munich. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 78 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity13h 31m$86.75
Deutsche Bahn786h 9m$85.92
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company65h 30m$100.08
  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Zurich to Munich start from $95, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Munich. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Zurich leaves from Zürich HB . And in Munich trains arrive at München-Freiham and 3 other train stations.

    From Zurich to Munich train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Munich faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 31 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Zurich and Munich is approximately 151 miles, or 242 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 31 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Zurich to Munich. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Zurich at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 80 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Munich. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Munich to Zurich.

City Information

Zurich

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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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Zurich?

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Main departure station: Zürich HB

Zurich HB is Zurich's central railway station and is the largest and most major transport hub in Switzerland, seeing up to 3,000 trains pass through daily. It's been regularly featured as the busiest station in Europe and one of the best for efficiency and facilities-- mostly since it has an entire underground shopping mall! It also hosts seasonal events such as Christmas markets and open-air cinemas in the large main hall. Trains include S-Bahn services traveling within Zurich and neighboring cities, plus international services to cities including Hamburg, Paris, Venice, Amsterdam and Zagreb, among others. The station sits in the center of Zurich, meaning the surrounding area is home to countless shops, restaurants, attractions, and other transport connections such as buses and trams.

All train stations in Zurich:

  • Zürich HB

Where is the train station in Munich?

Main arrival station: München-Karlsfeld

There are more train stations and stops in Munich than most cities. Most trains from Zurich will stop at one (or more) of the 5 following stations in Munich:

All train stations in Munich:

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München Train Station

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