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Your trip to the mountains

Getting here & parking

Important information at a glance

To help you plan your journey here, we have summarised the information on how to get to the mountain world around the Zugspitze by public transport, camper van or car – parking information and route planner included.

Public transport

An enjoyable trip

By train: The train station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is well connected to the public transport network, makes travelling here easy and uncomplicated. There is also a Deutsche Bahn stop at the Hausbergbahn cable car. You can thus travel to the Garmisch-Classic ski area from Munich without changing trains.

By bus: It is easy to get to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by Flixbus and Obernbayernbus. Both buses stop at the station. The Eibsee bus and the local bus serve the Wankbahn, Kreuzeckbahn and Zugspitze cable cars respectively.

Your onward journey: The Zugspitze station in Garmisch is right next to the Deutsche Bahn building in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You can thus easily continue your journey to the Zugspitze or the Garmisch-Classic area on the cogwheel train. The timetable of the cogwheel train is coordinated with the arrivals and departures of the regional trains, so waiting times are short.

The public transport planner is a great tool that helps you plan your journey using public transport.

Combination ticket & discount

Train & cable car

Guests receive a discount on presentation of a valid DB ticket (return ticket, Bayern-Ticket, EU-RAIL-Pass, Werdenfels-Ticket, Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket and BahnCard 100) at the ticket counter.

In addition, Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG offers a combination ticket together with DB Regio. It includes:

  • 1x rail journey from Munich main station
  • 1x Zugspitze Round Trip ticket or ski pass for the Zugspitze or the Garmisch-Classic area

Parking

Information, addresses & rates

Parking is available at the respective valley stations. In the high season, however, the parking areas may be occupied – we thus strongly recommend travelling by public transport. 

Overview parking possibilities

Location & tariffs

Before arriving, it is advisable to check the occupancy of the parking spaces. The following tariffs apply to the 2022/23 winter season. Parking space management starts at the start or end of ski operations at the relevant lift, but no earlier than mid-December.

Adress Hourly rate Daily rate Night parking cars Parking mobile homes Payment EV charging station
Zugspitzbahnhof Garmisch Olympiastr. 31, Garmisch-Partenkirchen - € 5,00 (6:00–24:00 Uhr) No parking at night (0:00 - 6:00) Parking allowed during the day Cash, card, app 2 x 2 charging stations
Wankbahn Wankbahnstr. 2, Garmisch- Partenkirchen - € 5,00 (0:00–24:00) Parking allowed Camper place Cash, card, app 1 x 2 charging stations
Hausbergbahn Am Hausberg 4, Garmisch-Partenkirchen - € 5,00 (7:00–24:00 Uhr) No parking at night (0:00–7:00 Uhr) Parking allowed during the day Cash, card, app -
Kreuzeck- / Alpspitzbahn Am Kreuzeckbahnhof 1, Garmisch-Partenkirchen - € 5,00 (0:00–24:00 Uhr) Parking allowed Parking allowed during the day Cash, card, app 1 x 2  charging stations
Seilbahn Zugspitze & Bahnhof Eibsee Am Eibsee 6, Grainau - € 5,00 (5:00–22:00 Uhr) Parking allowed Parking allowed during the day Cash, card, app 2 x 2 charging stations
Eibsee-Hotel (extern: eibsee.de) Am Eibsee 6, Grainau € 8.00 / 4 hours, then € 1.00 / hour - (€ 50.00 in case of violation) (€ 50.00 in case of violation) Cash, card -

Season park ticket

For annual and season pass holders

Annual and season pass holders have the exclusive opportunity to purchase a season parking pass for the winter season:

  • Cost: € 45,00
  • Can only be purchased from mid-December in connection with a valid season or annual pass at the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn ticket offices (also retrospectively).
  • Valid on all car parks of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn (see table above, not on the Eibsee Hotel car park!)
  • The parking pass is valid for the registered license plate number and cannot be transferred to other vehicles.
  • The season parking ticket does not guarantee a free parking space.
  • The parking pass is valid until the end of ski operations in spring 2023. The opening hours and possible night-time parking bans of the individual parking spaces must be observed.

EV charging stations

Parking spaces for e-cars

The following car parks have parking spaces with charging points for electric cars:

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Zugspitzbahnhof car park
  • Kreuzeckbahn car park
  • Zugspitze train station Eibse
  • Wankbahn car park

Parking spaces for people with disabilities

At all valley stations

All car parks of Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG offer parking spaces for people with disabilities. Parking fees are waived on purchase of a cable car or train ticket and on presentation of a special parking permit for the severely disabled. 

Motorhome parking spaces

Parking spaces at the Wankbahn valley station

At the camp site on Mount Wank, there are designated parking spaces and pitches for motorhomes.

Night parking is only permitted in selected car parks – please see the table on locations and rates for detailed information.

Getting here

Online route planner

The Google route planner helps motorists plan their journey. Simply select your destination in the list and enter the starting address. 

Choose your destination

Olympiastr. 31, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Route planner