By car, public transport & more
Getting here & parking
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Google route planner helps motorists plan their journey. Simply select your destination in the list and enter the starting address.