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München-Flughafen-Zurich Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 104 daily trains from München-Flughafen to Zurich. Traveling by train from München-Flughafen to Zurich usually takes around 7 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 4 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance165 mi (265 km)
Fastest train4h 39m
Lowest price$35.23
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from München-Flughafen to Zurich?

2 train services operate from Munich, Bavaria to Zurich, Canton of Zurich. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 101 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn1017h 11m$74.78
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company36h 18m$129.36

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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 train journey from München-Flughafen to Zurich?

The distance between München-Flughafen and Zurich is approximately 165 miles, or 265 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 39 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from München-Flughafen to Zurich are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs München-Flughafen at 1:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from München-Flughafen to Zurich?

There are 104 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Zurich to München-Flughafen. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from München-Flughafen to Zurich for $28.25.

Station Information

Where is the train station in München-Flughafen?

Departure stations

There are two stations in München-Flughafen where you can board the train to Zurich.

Train stations in München-Flughafen:

  • München Flughafen Besucherpark

Where is the train station in Zurich?

Arrival stations

Zurich receives travelers from München-Flughafen at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Zurich:

  • Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)

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