Zurich to Munich by train

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Zurich-Munich tickets from 18.90

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Zurich to Munich in 3h31

In December 2020, electrification was completed, journey time was cut from 4h45 to 4h01 and train service was doubled from 3 trains per day to 6.  Journey time was cut again to 3h31 in December 2021.  Classy tilting Astoro trains have been 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.

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Train times 2023

 Zurich ► Munich

Days of running:

daily

daily

daily

daily

Fridays*

daily

daily

 Zurich HB depart:

07:33

09:33

11:33

13:33

15:33

17:33

19:33

 Munich Hbf arrive:

11:04

13:04

15:04

17:04

19:04

21:04

23:04

 Munich ► Zurich

Days of running:

daily

daily

Sundays**

daily

daily

daily

daily

 Munich Hbf depart:

06:55

08:55

10:55

12:55

14:55

16:52

18:52

 Zurich HB arrive:

10:27

12:27

14:27

16:27

18:27

20:27

22:27

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.

* Runs on most Fridays from April to October 2023.  ** Runs on most Sundays from April to October 2023.

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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?

Tilting Astoro  trains like these now operate the Zurich-Munich route, they replaced conventional locomotives & carriages in 2020.  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...

Munich to Zurich train, at Munich HB

A Swiss Astoro train from Munich to Zurich, on platform 27 at Munich Hbf.

1st class on a Zurich to Munich Astoro train   Restaurant car on a Zurich to Munich Astoro train

1st class seats.  Larger photo.

 

Restaurant car.  Larger photo.

Lunch on an Astoro train   1st class seats on an Astoro train

Lunch in the restaurant

 

2nd class.  Larger photo 360 degree photo.

Zurich to Munich train, at Zurich HB

A Swiss Astoro train on platform 27 at Munich Hbf.  The yellow indicates first class.

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