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.
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4 h 2 m
6 h 15 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||149 miles (241 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 2 min|
|Average train ticket price||£26 (€30)|
|Train providers||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
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.
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.
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 between Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
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.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Munich is: Partially open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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