Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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How to get to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

There are many routes to the Zugspitz region. To make your journey to Garmisch-Partenkirchen as easy as possible, we have compiled a list of different options for you below.

Arrive using your own car

Arrive using your own car

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is well connected to motorways and national roads.

If you are coming from the north (from or through Munich), take the A95 motorway until it ends in Eschenlohe. From there you are just a few kilometres away from Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

If you are driving via Ulm, you should take the A7 motorway through the Füssen border tunnel and then through Reute and Ehrwald in Austria to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Please note that there are often delays on this very popular route during the summer months due to restrictions in the bidirectional flow of traffic before the border tunnel.

If you are travelling from or through Augsburg, take the B23 federal motorway from Augsburg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Anyone travelling from or through Austria should take the A12 Inntal motorway, through Seefeld to Mittenwald on the German side of the border. From there the B2 (E533) takes you through Klais and Kaltenbrunn to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Route planning for your trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Use this route planner directly to plan your journey driving your own car:

Arrival by rail

Arrival by rail

Of course, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has its own train station and even acts as a railway junction with its five platforms.

The rail link from the main station in Munich is very simple. You can reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1:10 to 1:25 hours quite conveniently by taking the regional express or regional rail without having to change trains.

There is also the Kreuzeck station (right next to the Kreuzeck and the Alpspitz cable cars) and the Hausberg station (by the Hausberg cable car).

Another option from the south is the rail route to or through Innsbruck about 60 kilometres away. You can also get a direct train connection from Innsbruck taking 1:20 hours. Or you can also take a rental car.

By long-distance coach

By long-distance coach

Those wishing to travel by bus should take a look at the routes offered by the coach company Flixbus. Here there are direct connections via Munich and also via Munich Airport.

Travel to the region by plan

Travel to the region by plan

If you wish to travel by plane, we recommend the airports in Innsbruck (59.0 km; 56 minutes away) and Munich (126 km; 1:24 hours away).

You can go online and visit innsbruck-airport.com or munich-airport.de to find out more about the relevant airlines and you can also check current flight connections and schedules.

Following the flight, passengers are advised to seek a rental car, a coach with a direct connection or a train to reach the Zugspitz region.

By rental car

By rental car

For those arriving by plane or by rail in particular, transfer by rental car might be a good idea. This also gives you great flexibility during your holiday.

Hertz car rental offers special rates for rental cars to visitors travelling to or already in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You can book this service yourself by sending an email to reservierung@hertz.de or by calling +43 (0) 8821 9677888. Visit www.hertz.de for more information.

Of course, we would be happy to assist you further with all your travel preparations.