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 Zurich to Munich will cost around £ 68 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 38.
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4 h 1 m
5 h 40 m
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Of the 36 trains that leave Zurich for Munich 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 5 h 40 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 1 m .
The slowest trains will take 11 h 11 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 1 min|
|Average train ticket price||£24 (€27)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet|
Trains from Zurich to Munich cover the 149 miles (241 km) long route taking on average 4 h 1 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £24. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in München Hbf.
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There are up to 15 departures on weekdays on routes from Zurich to Munich although only two of these are direct services. The journey can also be made by different routes that involve one or more connections and in some cases, arrival the following day. There are no direct trains and a reduced service at the weekend. Trains depart from Zurich HB and arrive at Munich Hbf.
Trains to Munich from Zurich are operated by either Deutsche Bahn (DB) the German national rail carrier or BB Railjets. This is an Austrian passenger service with three ticket classes, economy, first and business. All trains are spacious and comfortable with wifi, luggage space, power sockets and bistro-bars.
Direct trains from Zurich to Munich take just under 5 hours while trains that involve one or more connections can take up to 11 hours, sometimes arriving the following morning. Journey times depend on the number of connections required and the waiting time at transfer stations. Connections are made at places such as Schaffhausen, Tuttlingen, Rosenheim, Ulm and Aulendorf.
There are up to 15 departures a day on weekdays including one direct train in the morning and one mid-afternoon. The majority of departures are in the early morning, late afternoon or evening. On Saturdays and Sundays, there are no direct trains and a reduced timetable.
Departure station:Trains travelling between the two cities depart from Zurich HB, Switzerland's largest station which lies at the centre of a busy transport network. The station is linked to the city centre and suburbs by local buses and trams. Station facilities include a taxi rank, car parking, left luggage storage, wifi, cafes and restaurants.
Arrival station:All trains arrive at Munich Hauptbahnhof which is located just a short walk from the city centre. The station is served by U-Bahn and S-Bahn trains as well as by local buses and taxis. Facilities at the station include car parking, wifi, luggage storage, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Travel by train between Zurich, Switzerland and Munich, Germany is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 21/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Munich from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Munich to Zurich is: Partially open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 15/10/2021. 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 Munich to Zurich train here.
When taking a train from Zurich, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. When you arrive in Munich, your train can arrive in train stations including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Zürich HB to München Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at München Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.
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