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Trains from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb

Whether you’re in Munich for the museums or Oktoberfest, there’s no better city trip to take than a train journey to Zurich. This route from Germany to Switzerland is popular with both locals and tourists alike, travelling by train means you can swap lager for lakesides in under four hours. Perfect for those who are recovering from a few too many steins the day before, or don’t fancy the stress of driving or waiting around at the airport, this train route is the stress-free way to travel.

There are nine direct trains between Munich and Zurich a day, depending on the route you take, you’ll travel with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB or EuroCity trains – all of which offer comfy and convenient alternatives to air travel or driving. Just sit back, relax and get into the laidback mindset that will be right at home when you arrive in Zurich.

Once you arrive into Zurich Hbf station (the main station in the city), Lindenhof Hill is just a half-mile wander away. This previous site of an old Roman fort offers amazing views over the city. Keen to know more? Find train times. Ticket prices and FAQs about the journey from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hbf below.

Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb by train

It takes an average of 5h 54m to travel from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb by train, over a distance of around 150 miles (241 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb and tickets for this journey start from €16.75 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 54m
Price€16.75 - €232.10
Distance150 miles (241 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
Departure stationMunich Hbf
Arrival stationZurich Hb
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet

Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:14 11:58 4h 44m, direct
09:03 12:57 3h 54m, direct
09:19 14:51 5h 32m, 4 changes
11:03 14:57 3h 54m, direct
11:19 16:51 5h 32m, 4 changes
12:13 16:58 4h 45m, direct
14:03 17:57 3h 54m, direct
16:03 19:57 3h 54m, direct
17:33 21:27 3h 54m, direct
18:14 22:58 4h 44m, direct

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

You can travel from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb on Deutsche Bahn, EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB 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.

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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb

Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb start at €16.75 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 €90.08.
lowest price found
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avg. single price70.74
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avg. single price90.08

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 Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb? 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 Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb take?

The average journey time by train between Munich Hbf and Zurich Hb is 5 hours and 54 minutes, with around 22 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 Munich Hbf and Zurich Hb by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb is 3 hours and 54 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €16.75 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 Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb leaves at 20:20. 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 Munich Hbf and Zurich Hb by train?

Trains travelling from Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb 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 Zurich Hb to Munich Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus 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 Munich Hbf to Zurich Hb for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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