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.
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Zurich Hb and Munich Hbf is 10 hours and 48 minutes, with around 1 train 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf is 10 hours and 48 minutes.
Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf can start from as little as $23.12 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf. Travelling from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.
The first train from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf leaves at 23:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf cover a distance of around 150 miles (241 km) during the journey.