Thanks to recently completed major construction work, including a new station in Germany, and the introduction of sleek tilting trains, there has never been such a fabulous rail service between Zurich and München/Munich.
Connect in München hbf for destinations in Germany without direct trains from Switzerland including Augsburg, Nurnberg and Leipzig.
Final Destination: Munchen
All trains also call at Zurich Flughafen/Airport and Lindau-Reutin
The train service between Zurich and Munich has been transformed for the better!
The entire route has been modernised which has enabled smart electric trains to be used for the service.
The 'Astoro' trains now used tilt when going around the curves on the track and this, combined with a new station in Lindau, where the trains will won't have to change direction, has shaved more than 40 minutes off the previous journey time.
This is a fascinating three country journey, because between St Margrethen and Lindau, the train will be travelling through Austria.
The scenic highlights are also on this part of the journey, as the railway is by the shore of the Bodensee, which can be seen on the left-hand side of the train.
Until March 30th:
6 x trains per day
From March 31st:
Mon to Thurs= 6 x trains per day
Friday = 7 x trains
Sat/Sun = 6 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct EC trains.
On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have:
Reservations will automatically be included if you book 1st class tickets on DB, but their optional when booking 2nd class tickets or travelling with a rail pass.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €29|
|Save A Train||from €29|
|Rail Europe||from €29|
Despite commencing their journeys in Zurich these trains typically depart from the lower level gleis (platforms/tracks) in Zurich HB station.
On German rail timetables, the German national rail operator DB is classifying the trains on this route as EEC trains.
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