How to get from Munich to Neuschwanstein?

This article is about how to get from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle: distance, travel time, stops, and cost

Munich to Neuschwanstein: how to get?

There are only two ways to get from Munich to Neuschwanstein: by taxi (individual transfer) or public transport (with a change). The cost of a journey by car is a minimum of EUR 210; the travel time is 2 hours 15 minutes. If you decide to make a Neuschwanstein tour from Munich by public transport, you’ll first need to take Munich to Fussen train (the travel time for which will be 2 hours), and then take a 10-minute bus trip from Fussen to Neuschwanstein. The ticket cost is from EUR 23. The distance between Munich and Neuschwanstein Castle is 130 km.

When giving preference to public transport, though with a change, note that Munich Airport is 30 km from the city, and you’ll have to get from it to the railway station in a little less than an hour (by bus). And here is another important thing: if you are travelling with someone else, it is better to buy a so-called «Bayern Ticket». This one ticket can be used by a group up to 5 people; and it is valid for trains, buses, and some other kinds of transport. Its price is EUR 23 for one person, the additional payment for each next passenger is EUR 4.

Neuschwanstein – a castle with a large history

Neuschwanstein Castle is probably the most significant architectural building in Bavaria where thousands of tourists come annually. The castle had been built for 17 years, however its third storey is still not fully built. Inside, castle impresses with its rich decoration: here are different intricate frescos, pictures, beautiful chandeliers, and many other things in it. But it is also impressive outside – it looks almost unreal. It is located in the Hohenschwangau valley and, besides, there is a picturesque town of Fussen near it which is adored by many tourists. According to statistics, Neuschwanstein Castle is the most photographed place in Germany.

Train from Munich to Neuschwanstein

Train from Munich to Neuschwanstein
Cost

€35,5

Waiting time

1 h

Travel time

~2 h 50 min

Clients

Couple

The trip to Neuschwanstein starts at Central railway station of Munich. There, tourists need to take a train from Munich to Fussen (its travel time is 2 hours 3 minutes). The price of the ticket is from EUR 23. Trains operate from morning until afternoon. There are no overnight journeys. Although the train covers a relatively short distance, you can take a comfortable rest in the cabin. Besides, the driver announces every station in advance, so it’s almost impossible to miss your own one or get lost. The «Bayern Ticket» can be bought in a special machine at the railway station.

Munich to Neuschwanstein train:

train with a change

Timetable:

From 07:53a.m. to 02:51p.m.

Route:

Central railway station of Munich – Fussen

Travel time:

2 h 48 min (45 – to the train station, 2 h 03 – train)

Waiting time:

1 h

Comfort level:

Medium: clean and roomy cabin, large windows, soft seats with armrests, names of the stations are shown on boards

Cost:

From 33.5 euro (10.5 – bus to train station, from 23 – train)

Clients:

those who prefer to save money, couples without children, travellers without large luggage, young tourists, those who know the route

How to find a train platform:

The train departs from Central railway station of Munich which is located in the city centre. To get to it from the airport, take a Lufthansa Airport Bus which stops at the exit from Terminals 1 and 2.

Munich to Neuschwanstein bus

Munich to Neuschwanstein bus
Cost

€23

Waiting time

2 h

Travel time

~3 h

Clients

Ind.tourist

You can get from Fussen to Neuschwanstein Castle by bus №78. Its travel time is just 10 minutes and it makes several stops on the route, but usually all passengers get to the end point of the route – Schwangau. Buses depart frequently – in 10 minutes after each train from Munich arrives. As the «Bayern Ticket» includes bus travel, as well, you don’t need to pay for it additionally – it's enough to show your ticket to the driver.

Bus from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle:

Fussen to Neuschwanstein bus №78

Timetable:

From 10:05a.m. to 06:05p.m.

Route:

Fussen – Neuschwanstein

Travel time:

2 h 58 min (2 h 48 min – from Munich to Fussen, 10 min – bus)

Waiting time:

2 h

Comfort level:

Medium: soft seats, roomy cabin, large windows, map of the route in a cabin, announcement of stops

Cost:

From 23 euro (according to the «Bayern Ticket»)

Clients:

couples without children, young tourists, those who prefer to save money, travellers without large luggage

How to find the bus stop:

The Fussen to Neuschwanstein bus stop is located a 3-minute walk from the train platform.

Taxi from Munich to Neuschwanstein

Taxi from Munich to Neuschwanstein
Cost

€160

Waiting time

--

Travel time

~1,5 h

Clients

Family

If you have a desire and an opportunity to get to the destination without changes, you can take a taxi or book a transfer to Neuschwanstein in advance. Covering the distance from Munich Airport to the castle will take 2 hours 15 minutes, the cost of the service starts from EUR 210. The cost depends on the class of the car you choose, as well as on the quantity of additional options.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

to Neuschwanstein Castle

Travel time:

2 h 15 min

Waiting time:

You’ll spend 3-5 minutes looking for a taxi
There is no need to look for a pre-booked transfer: the driver will meet you at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate

Comfort level:

Taxi on the spot: fast travel without stops, no other passengers
Pre-booked transfer: heating and air-conditioning, English-speaking driver, help with luggage, capacious car

Cost:

from 160 euro

Clients:

big groups of tourists, families with children, those who have large luggage, travellers who arrive at night, aged tourists, those who are in the city for the first time

How to find the taxistand at Airport:

Taxis can be found at the taxistand which is opposite the exits from the airport terminals.

Getting to Neuschwanstein from Munich :

Getting to Neuschwanstein from Munich: transport guide

Though both ways to get from Munich to Neuschwanstein are almost the same in times, they have significant differences in prices. Besides, taking a taxi or an individual transfer is much more comfortable because in this case tourists can set their own time of visiting the castle instead of adjusting themselves to public transport timetable. No matter which kind of transport you’ll choose, we wish you an enjoyable and unforgettable trip!

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