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ABOVE: A train of the Deutsche Bahn arrives in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


By train: From Munich Hauptbahnhof, the trip to Garmisch's Post/Bahnhof takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes, depending on the type of train. Direct trains leave at least once an hour from morning through early evening. If you're coming from Innsbruck, a direct train will take approxmately 1 hour 20 minutes. Plan your journey with the English-language Deutsche Bahn timetable.

By air. Munich International Airport is 120 km (75 miles) distant, and you can travel by rail from the airport terminal to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in just over two hours with one train change. Innsbruck Airport is 60 km (38 miles) away. Plan your journey with the DB timetable, orget help from the DB service desk in the München Airport Center (which is connected to the airport terminals).

By car. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is 88 km (55 miles) from Munich by Autobahn and local roads. For a map and directions, see the Tourist Office Web site.

Local transportation. City buses are free with the Visitors Card that overnight guests receive. The Garmisch-Partenkirchen area is well-equipped with bus lines, aerial cable cars, gondolas, and a cogwheel railway that runs from central Garmisch to Grainau, the Eibsee, and the Zugspitze (see our Zugspitze article). Request obtain information on public transportation at the Tourist Office during your visit, or visit these German-language bus sites:

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