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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 Cable cars Zugspitze 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

Arrival by car

Live info & route planner

Here you can see live information about which parking spaces are currently free or already occupied. You can use the route planner to plan your journey to the respective car park. Just select the destination from the list and enter the start address.


Parking Eibsee
Parking Zugspitze station Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Parking Kreuzeck-/Alpspitzbahn


Parking Hausberg
Parking Kreuzeck-/Alpspitzbahn


Parking Wankbahn
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Choose your destination

Olympiastr. 31, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Route planner

Overview parking possibilities

Location & tariffs

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. 

Adress Hourly rate Daily rate Night parking cars Parking mobile homes Payment Charging station
Zugspitzbahnhof Garmisch Olympiastr. 31, Garmisch-Partenkirchen - € 5,00 (6:00–23:59 Uhr) Nachtparkverbot (0:00–6:00 Uhr) Parken tagsüber erlaubt Bar, Karte, App 2 x 2 Ladesäulen
Wankbahn Wankbahnstr. 2, Garmisch- Partenkirchen - € 5,00 (0:00–23:59) Parken erlaubt Wohnmobil-Stellplatz Bar, Karte, App 1 x 2 Ladesäulen
Hausbergbahn Am Hausberg 4, Garmisch-Partenkirchen - € 5,00 (7:00–23:59 Uhr) Nachtparkverbot (0:00–7:00 Uhr) Parken tagsüber erlaubt Bar, Karte, App -
Kreuzeck- / Alpspitzbahn Am Kreuzeckbahnhof 1, Garmisch-Partenkirchen - € 5,00 (0:00–23:59 Uhr) Parken erlaubt Parken tagsüber erlaubt Bar, Karte, App 1 x 2 Ladesäulen
Seilbahn Zugspitze & Bahnhof Eibsee Am Eibsee 6, Grainau - € 5,00 (0:00–23:59 Uhr) Parken erlaubt Parken tagsüber erlaubt Bar, Karte, App 2 x 2 Ladesäulen
Eibsee-Hotel (extern: Am Eibsee 6, Grainau € 8,00 / 4 Std., danach € 1,00 / Std. - Nachtparkverbot (€ 50,00 bei Zuwiderhandlung) Nachtparkverbot (€ 50,00 bei Zuwiderhandlung) Bar, Karte -

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 December 13th, in connection with a valid season or annual pass at the open ticket offices od the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn (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.

E-charging stations

Parking for electric cars

There are parking spaces with charging stations for electric cars in the following car parks:

  • Zugspitzbahn station Garmisch-Partenkirchen 
  • Kreuzeckbahn cable car
  • Cable car Zugspitze 
  • Wankbahn cable car 

The parking rates listed above also apply to electric cars when using the parking areas or charging stations.

Disabled parking spaces

At all valley stations

There are disabled parking spaces on all parking lots of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG. Parking fees are waived when you buy a cable car ticket and present a special parking permit for the severely disabled.

Camper pitches

Parking spaces at the Wankbahn valley station

At Camp am Wank, there are designated parking spaces for mobile homes.

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