There are excellent connections from almost all major German cities to Garmisch-Partenkirchen station. There you have to change trains to get to Grainau. You have the option of taking the regional train to Untergrainau station or the Bavarian Zugspitzbahn to Hammersbach and Obergrainau or the white and blue Eibsee bus to various stops in Grainau.
Should you arrive after 8pm or wish to take the comfort of a taxi, these are available outside Garmisch-Partenkirchen station (approx. €15.00 to €20.00 to Grainau).
- When searching on the DB server, enter Untergrainau as the destination station.
- For trains with a stop in Munich-Pasing, it is usually more convenient to change trains there.
- You can find your train connection to Grainau here: www.bahn.de
You can obtain further information at all DB Travel Centres, DB Agencies, from the DB service number 030/2970, where you can find out everything about timetables, offers, prices and services and have the opportunity to order your ticket and reserve a seat.
The buses to and in Grainau are the white and blue Eibsee buses. These run between various stops in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Grainau up to the Eibsee.
The green buses are the Garmisch-Partenkirchen local buses.
The Flixbuses from Munich (tickets from €6) and Innsbruck (tickets from €5) go to the station forecourt in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From here, the Eibsee bus departs for Grainau.
Comming from the north
Take the A95 freeway to the end.Then follow the B2 towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen.Immediately after the tunnel take the first exit towards Grainau and follow the signs until you are in the beautiful Zugspitzdorf Grainau.
If you’re driving down the A7, continue to its end. It automatically leads you onto the B179. Take exit B187 towards Garmisch/Ehrwald/Lermoos. Then the B23 leads you to Grainau.
Driving down the A8 in the direction of Augsburg, take the B17 via Landsberg am Lech and then the B23. The B2 then takes you to Garmisch-P. and than follow the signs to Grainau of your holiday destination.
Coming from the South
Coming from the South, take the E533 and then the B2 all the way to Garmisch-Partenkirchen than follow the signs to Grainau (Mittenwald – Klais – Kaltenbrunn – Garmisch – Partenkirchen - Grainau).
Another option to get to Grainau is via the A12 Inntal motorway.
Land at Munich-Airport in the town of Erding, which is approx. 125 km (78 miles) from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Either you can pick up your rental car here or you can take an MVV city train to Munich's main station, Hbf München, or to the smaller station, München-Pasing (transfer distances are generally shorter here). From there you can take a train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (hourly intervals) and then continue on to Grainau by train, bus or taxi.
Or you can fly to the Innsbruck-Airport in Austria instead, which is approx. 65 km (41 miles) from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Here you can pick up your rental car or continue by train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and then by taxi, train or bus to Grainau.