Upper Marketplace in Grainau, © Tourist-Information Grainau - Foto Ehn
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Arrival & mobility

You are already counting the days until your well-deserved vacation in the Zugspitzdorf Grainau? The wonderful climate of the mountains, beautiful experiences and new inspirations are waiting for you.
Only how do you get to the beautiful Zugspitzdorf Grainau on the most pleasant way for you? Think about the stress-free possibility even "without a car", because your vacation starts already with the arrival. Especially with bus and train you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Zugspitzland! Here are a few suggestions on how to reach Grainau and how you can move around Grainau even without a car.

Eibsee-Bus in Grainau, © MTBD GmbH

Eibsee Bus

The blue Eibsee buses run all day between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Grainau with all districts up to the Eibsee.

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Zugspitzbahn in summer, © Tourist Info

Zugspitze Cogwheel train

The rack railroad of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn AG is one of only a few rack railroads still in operation in Germany and runs between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Zugspitz Platt…

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Train with mountains, © Pixabay

Regio-Ticket Werdenfels

With the Regio-Ticket Werdenfels from Reutte (Austria) via Grainau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Munich and back - comfortable and without changing.

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By bus

  • 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 and Innsbruck go to the station forecourt in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From here the Eibsee bus goes to Grainau.

By train

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 just in front of Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station.


  • 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.

Take the train

Arrival by car

Coming 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-Partenkirchen. Follow the signs to your holiday destination Grainau.

Coming from the South

Coming from the South, take the E533 and then the B2 all the way to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Follow the signs to Grainau (Mittenwald - Klais - Kaltenbrunn - Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Grainau).

Another option to get to Grainau is via the A12 Inntal motorway.

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