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Journey to Grainau

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 await you. 
But how do you get to the beautiful Zugspitzdorf Grainau in the most pleasant way for you? Here are a few suggestions on how to reach Grainau. Think of the stress-free possibility also "without car", because your vacation already begins on the journey, especially with bus and train you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Zugspitzland!


You will find excellent train service to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and from there to Grainau, from almost any major city in Germany. Once in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you can get to Grainau the cogwheel train or a white-blue bus EIBSEE-Bus. If you come after 20:00 (8:00 PM), you can find a taxi at the train station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (approx. EUR 20 to Grainau).

Comfortable ICE trains, IC trains or EC trains generally travel to or from Munich's main station, München Hbf, from almost any direction at intervals of one or two hours.  From here, train service to Garmisch-Partenkirchen is generally available at hourly intervals.
Some trains stop at Munich-Pasing in addition to Munich main station. You might prefer to transfer in Pasing since the distances between the platforms are generally shorter here.

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Further information

Deutsche Bahn, DB-Tickets, Reservation & Booking:

DB TravelService (24 h) Tel. 0180 5996633* , here you receive all information on schedules, special offers, prices, reservations and services.

* 20 ct /call from a landline, mobile tariffs max. 60 ct /call

The buses to and from Garmisch-Partenkirchen stop directly in front of the station. You have the option to continue with the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn or the green local bus. The Flixbuses of line 040 run eight times a day on direct routes to and from Munich and Innsbruck. Five times a day there are also connections without transfers from or to Munich Airport.

Tickets for trips to/from Munich by bus,
are available from €6, for trips from/to Innsbruck from €5. At the Munich ZOB, you can also connect to numerous other Flixbus direct connections from all over Germany. So you can travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen from many German cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Würzburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Saarbrücken, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Essen or Mannheim with just one change.


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.

Airport Munich

MVV Munich public transport service

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.

Airport Innsbruck


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