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Travelling from Zurich to Munich by train

With borders to France, Germany, and Italy all around it, Switzerland is a prime hub for travelling by train in every direction, and you can get from Zurich to Munich in under four hours on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and SBB trains.

These reliable and speedy services will take you straight through to the Bavarian capital, ready to feel centuries of history coming to life in the buildings all around you and visiting key landmarks like the Neues Rathaus and Marienplatz square.

Still not sure about this trip? Read on for more details about train times and ticket prices – we've also included some useful FAQs for you.

Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf by train

It takes an average of 5h 46m to travel from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf by train, over a distance of around 150 miles (241 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf and tickets for this journey start from $19.83 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 55m
Price$19.83 - $305.43
Distance150 miles (241 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
Departure stationZurich Hb
Arrival stationMunich Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet

Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf for Thursday Aug 13th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
23:07 Zürich HB08:17 München HbfS-Bahn 19586 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets9h 10m, 5 changes
23:39 Zürich HB10:27 München HbfRegional-Express 2143 Thurbo Get tickets10h 48m, 3 changes
00:08 Zürich HB09:13 München HbfIntercity 845 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets9h 05m, 4 changes
00:08 Zürich HB10:27 München HbfS-Bahn 18992 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets10h 19m, 3 changes
00:17 Zürich HB09:13 München HbfInterregio 3293 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets8h 56m, 6 changes
06:46 Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)10:29 München ZOB (Hackerbrücke)IC Bus 43522 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 55m, direct
06:37 Zürich HB11:13 München HbfIntercity 284 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets4h 36m, 2 changes
08:16 Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)11:59 München ZOB (Hackerbrücke)IC Bus 42224 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 55m, direct
08:37 Zürich HB13:27 München HbfIntercity 282 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets4h 50m, 2 changes
10:16 Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)13:59 München ZOB (Hackerbrücke)IC Bus 43534 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets3h 55m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and EC (Eurocity) trains from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf

You can travel from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf

Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf start at $19.83 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $101.95.
lowest price found
from$19.83
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$70.84
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$77.82
on the day
avg. single price$101.95

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf

Want to know more about your journey from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Zurich Hb and Munich Hbf is 5 hours and 46 minutes, with around 25 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Zurich Hb and Munich Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf is 3 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf can start from as little as $19.83 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf leave?

The first train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf leave?

The last train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf leaves at 23:39. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Zurich Hb and Munich Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf cover a distance of around 150 miles (241 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/13/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/10/2020 for travel on 06/23/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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