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 billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
The European equivalent of the Intercity of Deutsche Bahn, this train is used on cross-border routes, for example on journeys from Germany to Denmark, Austria and the Czech Republic. It stops only in some major city stations – it's often a good alternative to air travel.
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 230 km/h and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.
Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Zürich HB start at €9.00 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Munich Hbf to Zürich HB start at €59.24 when you book at least 28 days in advance.** Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Munich Hbf and Zürich HB is 5 hours and 52 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 54 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 33 trains per day travelling from Munich Hbf to Zürich HB. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Munich Hbf to Zürich HB departs at 00:01. The last train from Munich Hbf to Zürich HB departs at 23:50. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich Hbf to Zürich HB without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Munich Hbf to Zürich HB. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.