Zurich to Munich by train

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Zurich to Munich in 4h01...

All change from the new timetable starting 13 December 2020!  Electrification has been completed, train service is doubled from 3 trains per day to 6, journey time cut from 4h45 to 4h01.  Classy tilting Astoro trains are being deployed on this route, with 1st & 2nd class, a waiter-service restaurant, power sockets at all seats & free WiFi.  Add great scenery, and this is definitely the way to go.  Journey time should be further reduced to 3h30 in December 2021 when work on the signalling and on the short section through Austria is completed..

The information on this page applies from the start of the new timetable, 13 December 2020.

COVID-19 UPDATE:  These trains will run normally.  More COVID-19 travel info.

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Train times from 13 December 2020 into 2021...

 Zurich ► Munich

Days of running:

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

 Zurich HB depart:

07:03

09:03

11:03

13:03

17:03

19:03

 Munich Hbf arrive:

11:04

13:05

15:04

17:04

21:04

23:04

 Munich ► Zurich

Days of running:

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

daily

 Munich Hbf depart:

06:55

08:55

12:55

14:55

16:55

18:55

 Zurich HB arrive:

10:57

12:57

16:57

18:57

20:57

22:57

The trains call at Zurich HB, Zurich Airport, Winterthur, St.Gallen, St.Magrethen SG, Bregenz, Lindau-Reutin, Memmingen, Buchloe, Munich Hbf.

Lindau-Reutin is Lindau's new main station on the mainland, replacing Lindau Hbf on Lindau island, see travel tips for more information.

How much does it cost?

How to buy tickets...

Route map...

Zurich to Munich train route map

European Rail Timetable and mapClick for larger map

Highlighted = Zurich-Munich train route.

Red = high-speed lines.  Black = conventional lines.  Green = scenic sections.

Reproduced from the European Rail Map with kind permission of the European Rail Timetable people.  I recommend buying a copy of this excellent Rail Map of Europe at www.europeanrailtimetable.eu with shipping worldwide.

What are the trains like?

From 13 December 2020, tilting Astoro  trains like these are being deployed on the Zurich-Munich route, replacing conventional locomotives & carriages.  These classy pendolino trains have 1st & 2nd class and a restaurant car, with power sockets at all seats & free WiFi.  Seats line up nicely with the windows for great views...

ETR610 EuroCity train to Milan at Zurich HB

A Swiss Astoro train about to leave Zurich HB...

1st class table for two   1st class seats on an ETR610 train

Table for two in 1st class, ideal for couples...

 

1st class seats.  Larger photo.

Lunch on an ETR610 train   ETR610 restaurant car

Lunch in the restaurant car...

 

The restaurant car.  Larger photo.

1st class table for two   1st class seats on an ETR610 train

Table for 4 in 2nd class, ideal for families...

 

2nd class.  Larger photo 360 degree photo.

Travel tips...


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