The cheapest trains from Munich to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Cheapest

£37

Average

£67

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Munich to Zurich will cost around £ 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 37.

Cheapest
06:55Munich Hbf4h02 10:57Zürich HB
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£371One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:39Munich Hbf5h42 18:21Zürich HB
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£401One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:14Munich Hbf6h09 12:23Zürich HB
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£401One-way
18:52Munich Hbf4h05 22:57Zürich HB
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£401One-way
08:55Munich Hbf4h02 12:57Zürich HB
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£401One-way

Timetable Munich to Zurich

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00:01Munich Hbf8h59 09:00Zürich HB
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00:01Munich Hbf7h25 07:26Zürich HB
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03:24Munich Hbf6h59 10:23Zürich HB
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03:24Munich Hbf5h59 09:23Zürich HB
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04:48Munich Hbf6h03 10:51Zürich HB
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04:48Munich Hbf5h33 10:21Zürich HB
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05:52Munich Hbf5h05 10:57Zürich HB
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06:14Munich Hbf6h09 12:23Zürich HB
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06:55Munich Hbf4h02 10:57Zürich HB
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07:19Munich Hbf5h32 12:51Zürich HB
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07:52Munich Hbf5h05 12:57Zürich HB
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08:47Munich Hbf5h36 14:23Zürich HB
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08:55Munich Hbf4h02 12:57Zürich HB
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09:20Munich Hbf5h31 14:51Zürich HB
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09:20Munich Hbf6h00 15:20Zürich HB
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09:43Munich Hbf5h37 15:20Zürich HB
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09:43Munich Hbf5h37 15:20Zürich HB
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09:47Munich Hbf5h36 15:23Zürich HB
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09:52Munich Hbf5h29 15:21Zürich HB
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09:52Munich Hbf5h59 15:51Zürich HB
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09:53Munich Hbf5h27 15:20Zürich HB
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10:28Munich Hbf5h55 16:23Zürich HB
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10:28Munich Hbf5h55 16:23Zürich HB
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11:19Munich Hbf5h32 16:51Zürich HB
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11:52Munich Hbf5h05 16:57Zürich HB
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12:39Munich Hbf5h42 18:21Zürich HB
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12:47Munich Hbf5h36 18:23Zürich HB
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12:55Munich Hbf4h02 16:57Zürich HB
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13:19Munich Hbf5h32 18:51Zürich HB
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13:52Munich Hbf5h05 18:57Zürich HB
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14:39Munich Hbf5h42 20:21Zürich HB
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14:45Munich Hbf5h36 20:21Zürich HB
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14:46Munich Hbf5h37 20:23Zürich HB
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14:55Munich Hbf4h02 18:57Zürich HB
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15:21Munich Hbf5h30 20:51Zürich HB
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16:03Munich Hbf4h54 20:57Zürich HB
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16:46Munich Hbf5h37 22:23Zürich HB
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16:52Munich Hbf4h05 20:57Zürich HB
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17:51Munich Hbf5h06 22:57Zürich HB
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18:44Munich Hbf5h39 00:23Zürich HB
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18:52Munich Hbf4h05 22:57Zürich HB
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19:19Munich Hbf5h34 00:53Zürich HB
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19:28Munich Hbf10h21 05:49Zürich HB
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19:28Munich Hbf10h00 05:28Zürich HB
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19:43Munich Hbf12h08 07:51Zürich HB
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21:19Munich Hbf10h02 07:21Zürich HB
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21:19Munich Hbf10h32 07:51Zürich HB
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22:20Munich Hbf10h01 08:21Zürich HB
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23:11Munich Hbf9h40 08:51Zürich HB
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23:50Munich Hbf8h30 08:20Zürich HB
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Thu
21 Oct
£63Deutsche Bahn
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£418tab
Fri
22 Oct
£37Deutsche Bahn
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£418Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
23 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£418Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
24 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£418Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
25 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£372Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
26 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£338Swiss
Wed
27 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£119Eurowings
Thu
28 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£137Eurowings
Fri
29 Oct
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£14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£338Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
30 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn
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£338Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
31 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn
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£338Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
1 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£338Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
2 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
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£14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
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Thu
4 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£119Eurowings
Sat
6 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£293Lufthansa Cityline
Sun
7 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£293Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
8 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£119Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£101Eurowings
Wed
10 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£14STUDENT AGENCY k.s.
£119Eurowings

The fastest trains from Munich to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 22 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 2 m

Average

6 h 15 m

Trains per day

50

Distance

242 km

Of the 50 trains that leave Munich for Zurich every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 242 km distance in an average of 6 h 15 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 2 m .

The slowest trains will take 12 h 8 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
06:55Munich Hbf4h02 10:57Zürich HB
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£371One-way
Fastest
12:55Munich Hbf4h02 16:57Zürich HB
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£551One-way
Fastest
14:55Munich Hbf4h02 18:57Zürich HB
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£631One-way
Fastest
08:55Munich Hbf4h02 12:57Zürich HB
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£401One-way
2nd Fastest
18:52Munich Hbf4h05 22:57Zürich HB
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£401One-way

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Train Information between Munich and Zurich

distanceDistance149 miles (241 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price£26 (€30)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Euro City (EC)

Trains from Munich to Zurich cover the 149 miles (241 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 2 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Euro City (EC). There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £26, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains between Munich and Zurich

Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB trains will get you from Munich to Zurich from £17. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Munich and Zurich. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

    Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Munich and Zurich and when travelling by train:

    • Normal conditions apply
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Trains from Munich to Zurich: Journey Details

    The journey from Munich in Germany to Zurich in Switzerland is quick and easy with trains making the distance in approximately 4.5 hours. Trains run regularly from early morning until evening and usually depart from München Hauptbahnhof, the city's central train station, and sometimes from München ZOB station. Some trains run direct to Zurich and may take as little as 3.5 hours to reach their destination, while others require between one and four changes on the way. All trains arrive at Zürich Hauptbahnhof, the largest train station in Zurich and Switzerland.

    Taking the Train from Munich

    Travellers wishing to make long distance journeys from Munich to Zurich should head for Munich's main railway station, München Hauptbahnhof, which is located at Bayerstraße in the city centre. The station is served by several tram lines that have stops in front of the main station entrance. There are also numerous S-Bahn, bus, and underground lines that serve the station, as well as taxi stands.

    Getting into Zurich by Train

    Trains from Munich to Zurich arrive at the city's main train station, Zürich Hauptbahnhof, which is centrally located near the old town on Bahnhofstrasse, making it a great starting point for exploring the architecture, museums and sites of the city. The station is the main hub for the city's clean and efficient public transport system, which includes trams, buses and suburban trains (S-Bahn). The bus station is easy to locate just 100m north from the train station. The city is best explored on foot, but bus or tram stops are located approximately 300 metres apart. Buses run from 5:00 a.m. until about 0:30 a.m. and there are also night buses that run in 30-minute intervals on Friday and Saturday nights.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Munich to Zurich
    Travel by train to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Munich to Zurich.
    FAQs
    Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Zurich from Munich?

    Travel between Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter Switzerland from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Munich?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

    What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

    All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Munich and Zurich as this information can change.

    Are there restrictions on returning to Germany from Switzerland by train?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Munich is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Switzerland?

    Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Pre-arrival health declaration
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

    What are the safety rules to follow in Munich, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last verified on 20/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Zurich to Munich train here.

    How much does a cheap train between Munich and Zurich cost?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Zurich from Munich for as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Munich to Zurich?
    The Munich to Zurich train ticket price is on average £26  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    What is the distance from Munich to Zurich by train?
    The distance from Munich to Zurich by train is approximately 149 miles (241 km).
    What is the average Munich to Zurich train duration?
    While the time it takes to travel 149 miles (241 km) to Zurich from Munich can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Munich to Zurich is on average 4 h 2 min.
    What is the departure train station in Munich and arrival train station in Zurich?

    Some of the Munich train stations to Zurich you can start your journey from include München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Zurich include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from München Hbf   and arriving in Zürich HB.

    Where is the Munich train station located? Where is the Zurich train station located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from München Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Zürich HB, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

    What train companies offer a service between Munich and Zurich?
    Take the Munich to Zurich train with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Euro City (EC). However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Munich to Zurich as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any Munich to Zurich direct train services?
    Yes, you can look for direct trains from Munich to Zurich with Deutsche Bahn  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
    When does the first train depart from Munich to Zurich? When does the last train depart from Munich to Zurich?
    If you prefer early morning trains from Munich to Zurich, the first train leaves at 04: 55. If you prefer late night trains from Munich to Zurich, the last train of the day leaves at 22: 01. Omio shows you the latest train from Munich to Zurich timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    When should I buy Munich Zurich train tickets to score the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets to Zurich from Munich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £26 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Munich to Zurich a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Munich
    Zurich
    München Hbf is the most popular Munich railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Munich for your journey to Zurich.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Train lines: ICE, RJ, NJ, IC, EC, RE, RB
    U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U4, U5, U7
    S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8
    Tram lines: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Bus lines: 68, X98